Bloomfield College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Westminster Art Center at Bloomfield College
Westminster Art Center at Bloomfield College. Jim.henderson / Wikimedia Commons

Bloomfield College Admissions Overview:

Around two-thirds of applicants are accepted to Bloomfield each year; students with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Students can apply with the Common Application.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Bloomfield College Acceptance Rate: 62%

Bloomfield College Description:

Established in 1868, Bloomfield College is a four-year, Presbyterian school located in suburban Bloomfield, New Jersey, just fifteen miles outside of New York City. With a student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1 and an average class size of 16, the 2,100 undergraduates receive plenty of individualized instruction from their professors. Bloomfield has an especially strong nursing program, which has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education as well as the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The arts and social sciences are also extremely popular among undergraduates. The college boasts over 47 clubs and organizations including 14 fraternities and sororities.

On the athletic front, Bloomfield is a member of the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and host to a variety of men’s, women’s, and intramural sports. The college is proud of is its technological innovation, with each student having his or her own “virtual workspace” on the college’s network, used for creating and turning in coursework.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,996 (1,995 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,600
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,500
  • Other Expenses: $3,146
  • Total Cost: $44,546

Bloomfield College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,045
    • Loans: $6,065

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Education, English, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Bloomfield College, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants interested in a smaller school located in New Jersey should also consider choices such as Georgian Court University, Felician College, Caldwell University, and Centenary University.

Other colleges in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference include Post University, Philadelphia University, Chestnut Hill College, and Holy Family University. These schools are all located near New Jersey (New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware), and are similar in size and accessibility.