Bloomfield College at a Glance

Bloomfield College is an independent, four-year, coeducational college, founded in 1868. The College's mission is to prepare students to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.

Located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, a suburban residential community just 15 miles from New York City, the College attracts a geographically diverse resident and commuter population. The 11-acre tree-lined campus is easily reached by train, bus, or car. The nearby Meadowlands Sports Complex, Liberty Science Center, and PNC Bank Arts Center offer exciting events year round. Beautiful beaches of the Jersey shore and first-rate ski areas are only an hour from Bloomfield.


Bloomfield College is chartered by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its academic programs are approved by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

The nursing program at Bloomfield is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

The Division of Education is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Bloomfield College is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA, through the Synod of the Northeast and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.


Bloomfield College admits both freshmen and transfer students for fall and spring start terms. Admission to Bloomfield College is based on school records, test scores, activities, essay, interview, and recommendations.

Freshmen Admission

High school preparation:

Transcripts must indicate the completion or expected completion of at least 14 academic units, which should include: English, Mathematics, History and Laboratory Science. Foreign Language is strongly recommended but not required.

Test Requirements:


Application Deadlines:

$40 fee. Application fee may be waived for applicants with need. Recommended application dates are March 15th for Fall semester and December 1st for Spring semester.

Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees can be found online at Financing Your Education.

Institutional Grants and Scholarships are available for: Academics, Athletics, Leadership, Need, Alumni, and Religious Affiliations.

Financial Aid Distribution for Traditional Undergraduate Students, enrolled Fall 2013 is as follows:

  • 97% of Undergraduate Students received some type of Financial Aid
  • 95% received a Bloomfield Grant/Scholarship
  • 83% received Federal Student Loans
  • 72% received Federal Pell Grants


The Office of Admission
(973) 748-9000 ext. 1230


Academic Program Profile:

Semester calendar. Summer session available. Advanced placement is an option. Special assistance is available to incoming or continuing students who may have remedial or tutorial needs through academic foundations courses in communication skills, mathematics reviews, reading and writing, and mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills.

Academic Requirements:

Freshmen must earn minimum GPA of 2.00 to continue in good standing. 65% of freshmen return for sophomore year. Students must declare major by end of second year.

Graduation requirements:

132 credits for bachelor's (48 in major). Most students are required to take courses in English, arts/fine arts, computer science, history, humanities, mathematics, philosophy/religion, science (biological or physical), social science.

Special Programs:

Double Major, Dual Enrollment Of High School Students, Honors Program, Independent Study, Student-Designed Major, Teacher Certification, Internships, Visiting/Exchange Student Program, Accelerated Programs, and Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF).

Academic Support:

Center for Academic Development, Preadmission Summer Program, Reduced Course Load, Remedial Instruction, Tutoring, Special Counseling.

Distinctive and/or collaborative degree offerings:

Joint B.S./D.C. degree programs with 12 accredited colleges of chiropractic; 5 year programs in conjunction with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in medical technology, cytotechnology, and toxicology. In connection with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, students have the opportunity to receive a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bloomfield College and a M.S. in Information Systems from NJIT.

Study abroad sites:

Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University (England). Bloomfield is a member of the Consortium for International Studies, which provides opportunities for study in eighteen European, African, Asian, and South American countries. Student Life Over 30 different organizations are available, focusing on various aspects of student life — professional, ethnic, volunteer, academic, and artistic. Our distinctive Arts-As-Catalyst program includes a theatre ensemble; student circus troupe; art gallery; visits to museums, galleries, and performances; poetry readings; and contests.


Housing options include traditional dormitories, suite-style residence hall, and theme houses. Commuter Students: Many Bloomfield College students come from a distance of 20 miles or less. We provide study areas, lounges, and refreshments and snacks for commuter students. Commuter meal plans are available. Our Commuter Breakfast Program brings together students and administrators for discussions on topics of interest.


375 computers are available for use in computer centers, classrooms, and the library. All computers are connected to the campus network and the Internet, with wifi capabilities across campus.