College of Saint Elizabeth Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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College of Saint Elizabeth Admissions Overview:

The College of Saint Elizabeth is a fairly accessible school, as 66% of applicants were accepted in 2016. Students with good grades and test scores above average have a decent chance of being admitted--especially with added extracurricular activities, a variety of coursework, and strong writing skills. The application to Saint Elizabeth consists of an application form, SAT or ACT scores (either is acceptable), letters of recommendation, and a 1-2 page personal essay.

Students are also encouraged to visit campus and schedule an in-person interview with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

College of Saint Elizabeth Description:

Located in Morristown, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic-affiliated university, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Originally a women's college, the school now provides opportunities for both genders. CSE offers courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels, with a number of degrees and programs from which to choose. CSE also hosts an Honors Program--one that offers distinct honors seminars as well as advanced sections of other core courses within the college.

Only about an hour away from New York City, CSE is a great place for students interested in experiencing a large city's culture, without living there. The college contains an art gallery, full fitness center, drama studio, and other facilities for education and recreation. Students are able to join a wide variety of clubs and organizations, ranging from academic, to cultural, to performing arts.

If students are interested in a club that is not already in existence, they are encouraged to start one. The College's athletic teams--The Eagles--are members of the NCAA Division III, within the North East Athletic Conference. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,200 (763 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 15% Male / 85% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,282
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,744
  • Other Expenses: $4,899
  • Total Cost: $51,225

College of Saint Elizabeth Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,079
    • Loans: $6,249

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Dietetics, Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Education, Sociology, Biology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 56%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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