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Bloomfield College

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Founded in 1868 by the Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield College is a private four-year college accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and chartered by the State of New Jersey. The college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of the United States through the Synod of the Northeast and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The most popular majors include Business, Health professions, Clinical Sciences, Psychology, Social sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts.

Certificate programs available at this school include an RN to BSN accelerated degree program, Gerontology, Network Engineering, and a post-baccalaureate Teacher Education program.

Special academic options include independent study, double majors, an honors program, dual enrollment for high school students, self-designed majors, teacher certification, internships, a student exchange program, accelerated degree programs, and English language courses. Academic support services include the Center forcademic Development, reduced course loads, remedial instruction, a preadmission summer program, tutoring, and special academic counseling.

A member of the Consortium for International Studies, Bloomfield offers study abroad opportunities in eighteen European, African, Asian, and South American countries.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

The science department offers special B.S./D.C. degree programs in conjunction with 12 accredited chiropractic schools. It also offers 5-year Medical Technology, Cytotechnology, and Toxicology programs in conjunction with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. Students can also get a B.S. in Computer Information Systems here and a M.S. in Information Systems from NJIT through another one of the college’s partnership program.


Applicants for first-year admission must submit an official high school academic transcript, official Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT) score reports, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a list of extracurricular activities, and post secondary school transcripts (where applicable). A nonrefundable application fee is also required. Although admissions are decided on a rolling basis, preference is given to applicants who submit all of the requirements by the priority deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Adult students, transfer students, home-schooled students, special admission applicants, applicants to the Nursing program, and international students may need to use different procedures, so they should refer to the university’s website or contact the Office of Admission for more information about the admissions process and application requirements.

Financial Aid

Nearly 95 percent of the college’s students receive some form of state, federal, private or institutional financial assistance. In a single year, students were awarded more than $14 million in financial aid. Forms of aid include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The university also has a limited number of scholarships and grants that are awarded directly from the school. All students who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year. The priority filing deadline date is March 15. Applicants are notified of their financial aid awards on a rolling basis beginning in early April.

If selected for verification, students will also need to complete a Federal Verification Worksheet and/or additional documents. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information and assistance with completing the financial aid application process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3323rd for the average student loan amount.
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Housing assignments are not guaranteed; they are prioritized by commuting distance to and from the college. Housing will be awarded based on admittance to residence facilities will be base on academic performance, good citizenship, and the discretion of the Director of Residential Education & Housing, with the exception of first year/transfer students in their first semester. A meal plan is required for resident students. There are two traditional residence halls that feature cable TV with premium channels, optional telephone service, Internet access, laundry facilities, community lounge areas and computer labs. Each floor only houses one gender, and there is a community bathroom on each floor. The college also has residential houses that are reserved for excellent students, and a newly renovated residence hall for upperclassmen.

The college also offers many resources for its numerous commuter students. There are study areas, lounges, and refreshments for commuter students. Commuter meal plans are available. The college’s special Commuter Breakfast Program gives students the opportunity to meet with administrators and discuss relevant issues.

There are more than 30 clubs, organizations, and activities that include academic, professional, political, social, talent, athletic, student government, media, religious, service, multicultural, special interest, and honor groups. Home to the Westminster Arts Center, the college’s special Arts-As-Catalyst program includes a theatre ensemble; a student circus troupe; an art gallery; organized museum visits, art exhibits, performances, poetry readings, and contests.

All of the students have online access to their own “virtual workspaces” on the College’s network and servers. There are more than 200 computers available for student use on campus. They can be found in computer labs, classrooms, and the library. All of the computers are connected to the campus network and the Internet.

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Student Graduation Demographics


Known as the Deacons, the athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division II level. The college is also a member of the CACC and the NJAIAW. Intercollegiate sports offered include men’s baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, and men’s cross country. Intercollegiate sports for women include basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Intramural sports for men and women include basketball, volleyball, and flag football.


Notable alumni include:

  • C. Louis Bassano, politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate
  • Frantz Jean-Charles, retired Haitian soccer player
  • Sandra Bolden Cunningham, politician who has been serving in the New Jersey Senate

Information Summary

Ranks 31st in New Jersey and 1579th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.09
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.09
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.19
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 40 0.08
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 5 0.01
Robbery 81 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 213 0.45
Larceny 650 1.37
Vehicle theft 177 0.37

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population47,630 (47,630 urban / N/A rural)
Households18,998 (2.48 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,225
Families12,050 (3.16 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Arts & Sciences
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)
Congressional District3410

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 593rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $24,680 $24,680 $24,680
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $771 $771 $771
FT Graduate Tuition $9,200 $9,200 $9,200
FT Graduate Required Fees $400 $400 $400
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $771 $771 $771
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $41,130 $41,130 $41,130
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $41,680 $41,680 $41,680
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $36,870 $36,870 $36,870

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $23,700 $25,050 $23,700 $25,050 $23,700 $25,050
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,600 $10,700
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,850 $3,090
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $13,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,250 $1,740
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $10,650(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,115 (1,067 male / 2,048 female)
Admitted 1,702 (590 male / 1,112 female)
Admission rate 55%
First-time Enrollment 382 (154 male / 228 female)
FT Enrollment 375 (150 male / 225 female)
PT Enrollment 7 (4 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment1,979

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf

SAT Test Admission

1304th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 96%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 370 / 440
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 390 / 470
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 760 / 910

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity505
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 834th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $78,069 ($77,103 male / $76,157 female)
Number of FT Faculty 72 (29 male / 43 female)
Number of PT Faculty 217
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,894,978

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