Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Learn About the 14 Colleges and Universities that Compete in the CACC

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II athletic conference. Member institutions are located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut. The conference headquarters are located in New Haven, Connecticut.

Students who compete in NCAA Division II athletics are eligible for athletic scholarships, unlike in Division III competition, but athletics don't tend to have the high stakes often found at the Division I level.

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Bloomfield College

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

Located just 15 miles from New York City, Bloomfield College's suburban campus gives students easy access to the cultural and professional opportunities of the city. Nursing, the arts, and social sciences are all popular at Bloomfield. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey
  • School type: private Presbyterian college
  • Enrollment: 2,004 (1,999 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Bears
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Bloomfield College profile
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Caldwell University

Grover Cleveland Birthplace in Caldwell, New Jersey
Grover Cleveland Birthplace in Caldwell, New Jersey. Jared Kofsky / Wikimedia Commons

Located about 20 miles from New York City, Caldwell University has a liberal arts emphasis and takes pride in the close relationships that form between students and their professors. Academics are supported by a healthy 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Caldwell, New Jersey
  • School type: Catholic (Dominican) University
  • Enrollment: 2,184 (1,600 undergraduate)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Cougars
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Caldwell University profile
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Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College. shidairyproduct / Flickr

Located 20 miles from Center City, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill College provides its students with plenty of personal attention thanks to its 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Professional fields such as education, business, and criminal justice are particularly popular among undergraduates. Chestnut Hill also has the distinction of making my list of Top Colleges for Harry Potter Fans.

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic college
  • Enrollment: 2,063 (1,491 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Griffins
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Chestnut Hill College profile
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Concordia College

Concordia College in Bronxville, New York
Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. Doc Searls / Flickr

Located 30 miles from New York City, Concordia College is a small liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Business and nursing are the most popular majors, and the college caters to both traditional undergraduates and adult education. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Bronxville, New York
  • School type: private Lutheran liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 1,037 (944 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Clippers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Concordia College profile
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Dominican College

Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY
Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY. Alexisrael / Wikimedia Commons

Located just north of New York City, Dominican College supports its students with a 15 to student / faculty ratio and an Honors program for high achieving students. The campus is home to the Palisades Institute which promotes leadership and innovative thinking.

  • Location: Orangeburg, New York
  • School type: private liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 1,980 (1,483 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Chargers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Dominican College profile
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Felician College

Iviswold Castle at Felician College
Iviswold Castle at Felician College. Rhvanwinkle / Wikimedia Commons

Felician College has two campuses near New York City--one in Lodi, New York, and anther in Rutherford, New Jersey. The school's diverse student body includes many international students. Academics are supported by an impressive 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15.

  • Location: Lodi, New York
  • School type: private Catholic (Franciscan) liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 1,953 (1,634 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Golden Falcons
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Felician College profile
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Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University. Daderot / Wikimedia Commons

Georgian Court is made up of a women's college for traditional undergraduates, and a coeducational college for evening and graduate programs. The college has a low student / faculty ratio and small classes, and the Jersey Shore is just 10 miles away.

  • Location: Lakewood, New Jersey
  • School type: private Catholic college
  • Enrollment: 2,308 (1,621 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Lions
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Georgian Court University profile
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Goldey-Beacom College

Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware. Malepheasant / Wikimedia Commons

Located in a suburb of Wilmington, Goldey-Beacom College students have easy access to both Philadelphia and Baltimore. The college has a career-focused curriculum, and nearly all students major in a business-related field.

  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • School type: private career-focused college
  • Enrollment: 2,012 (639 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Lightning
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Goldey-Beacom College profile
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Holy Family University

The Philadelphia Skyline
The Philadelphia Skyline. Kevin Burkett / Flickr

Located in northeastern Philadelphia, Holy Family University takes pride in the individualized experience its students receive thanks to a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 14. Professional fields such as nursing, business, and education are particularly popular among undergraduates.

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Nyack College

Nyack, New York
Nyack, New York. Doug Kerr / Flickr

For a relatively small college, Nyack College offers a wide range of majors through its 10 schools. Business, social science, and religious fields are particularly popular among undergraduates. Along with Nyack, New York, the college has campuses in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

  • Location: Nyack, New York
  • School type: private Christian college
  • Enrollment: 2,896 (1,705 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Warriors
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Nyack College profile
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Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University
Philadelphia University. thisisbossi / Flickr

Located just 15 minutes from downtown, Philadelphia University has many popular professional degree programs such as fashion merchandising, architecture, and graphic design communication. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 3,762 (2,911 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Rams
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Philadelphia University profile
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Post University

Post University Graduation
Post University Graduation. Post University / Flickr

Post University is one of the few for-profit colleges to host NCAA athletic teams. Post takes pride in having created one of the country's first online programs back in 1996, and today the university has extensive online offerings as well as night and evening courses to complement its traditional offerings. Academics on the main campus are supported by a 15 to 1, and classes tend to be small.

  • Location: Waterbury, Connecticut
  • School type: private for-profit university
  • Enrollment: 8,366 (7,642 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: North
  • Team: Eagles
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Post University profile
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University of the Sciences

The Philadelphia Skyline
The Philadelphia Skyline. Kevin Burkett / Flickr

Located right next to the University of Pennsylvania, the University of the Sciences is in a vibrant area of Philadelphia for academics, research, and cultural events. The school has a specialized curriculum, and popular programs include health science, biology, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private university with a health and pharmacy focus
  • Enrollment: 2,748 (1,628 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Devils
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the University of the Sciences profile
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Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware, Sign
New Castle, Delaware, Sign. Larry Wilder / Flickr

Wilmington University offers a range of day, evening, and weekend classes designed to serve both traditional college students and working adults. Business, computer security, criminal justice and nursing are among the most popular programs. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Wilmington is largely a commuter campus and does not offer on-campus housing.

  • Location: New Castle, Delaware
  • School type: private university
  • Enrollment: 14,467 (8,810 undergraduates)
  • CACC Division: South
  • Team: Wildcats
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Wilmington University profile