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We are a comprehensive, liberal arts institution serving about 1,800 students with inspiring stories. The College is committed to enabling students, particularly those who have been historically excluded from higher education, to realize their intellectual and personal goals. Our mission is to prepare students to attain academic, personal, and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society. We are one of the most diverse colleges in the country. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Bloomfield College the 15th most diverse National Liberal Arts College in the United States. More than half of our students identify themselves as first-generation and are the first in their families to enroll in college. We are quickly becoming a destination institution. The College is amidst a six year run of freshman classes over 400 students for the first time in our history. Quality instruction, a commitment to student service, and improved facilities and grounds are just some of the attributes that have helped fuel an increase in prospective student interest and action. The size of our residential student population has doubled since 2003 and we have recently built two new, state-of-the-art residential halls to keep up with the demand. We are located in historic Bloomfield, New Jersey, just 15 miles from New York City, a cultural epicenter for entertainment, business, and internship and career opportunities. 11 NJ Transit lines stop within walking distance to our vibrant campus, making for an easy commute to and from the College. Bloomfield College: A Destination Institution Lowest tuition rate of NJ private four-year institutions Historic 6-year run of 400-plus students in freshmen class Ranked 15th most diverse National Liberal Arts College 94 percent nursing licensure exam pass rate Bloomfield College has the lowest full-time tuition rate for any private, four-year college or university in New Jersey. 93% of our students receive financial aid at Bloomfield College and many students are able to attend our small, private college for at or below the direct cost of a public institution. We are also committed to cost transparency, having eliminated comprehensive and course fees in 2014. This means families know cost of attendance up front, with no hidden expenses or fees. Our highly respected Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing boasts a 94 percent licensure exam pass rate. The program has been ranked as the No. 2 Bachelor of Science in Nursing in New Jersey. Our Game Design program has been ranked as second in the state by The Princeton Review. Our Computer Science and Network Engineering programs report 70 percent of their graduates are employed in their fields of study upon graduation. Overall, our students graduate at a significantly greater rate than what is predicted based on their SAT scores and high school GPAs. We’re proud of what we’re able to accomplish with determined and committed faculty and staff, a safe and welcoming campus environment, and exciting, new facilities such as a number of residence halls and our Center for Technology + Creativity. Discover what makes Bloomfield College the best place for deserving and motivated students to begin writing their own story. We invite you to discover what makes Bloomfield College the ideal college setting for deserving and motivated students to begin writing their own story.For nearly 150 years, Bloomfield College has been helping students write their own stories. With its beginnings as the German Theological School founded by the Presbytery of Newark in 1868, the College has evolved to become one of New Jersey’s best private colleges, serving a diverse population and preparing students for success in a multicultural and global society. Originally located on the grounds of First German Presbyterian Church in Newark, N.J., the school moved to the former Bloomfield Academy on Franklin Street in Bloomfield in 1872, which was renamed Seibert Hall in honor of the school’s first president, Rev. George Seibert. The hall served as a dormitory, classrooms, faculty housing, and library. In 1909, the New Jersey Legislature authorized the school to grant the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to a Bachelor of Divinity. In 1913, the German Theological Seminary changed its name to Bloomfield Theological Seminary. Over the years, as the local population began to reflect greater diversity, students came to the college not only to study theology, but to gain a solid liberal arts foundation. In post-World War I years, the college received approval for a four-year program and the school’s name was again changed to Bloomfield College and Seminary. In 1961, the school simply became known as Bloomfield College. Today, Bloomfield College is on the cutting edge of innovation in higher education, offering over 60 majors and concentrations in seven academic divisions. Ranked as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Bloomfield is an institution where bold and courageous students from all corners of the globe can come to find themselves.