Bloomfield College

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Bloomfield College
Bloomfield College 150.png
MottoLux In Tenebris
Motto in English
Light From Darkness
AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)
PresidentDr. Marcheta P. Evans
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRed - PMS 1807     
Yellow - PMS 129     
AthleticsNCAA Division II
AffiliationsCACC, NJAIAW
SportsMen: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field Women: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Bloomfield College is a four-year private liberal arts college located in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Bloomfield College is chartered by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) through the Synod of the Northeast and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities. In a suburban residential community 15 miles (24 km) from New York City, the College attracts a geographically diverse resident and commuter population. The 11-acre (45,000 m2) tree-lined campus is easily reached by train, bus, or by car. The mission of Bloomfield College is to attain academic, personal, and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.


Bloomfield College was founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1868 as German Theological Seminary of Newark, New Jersey, to train German-speaking ministers. It moved to Bloomfield in 1872 and became four-year college in 1923.[citation needed]


Bloomfield College has approximately 1,980 students and about 65% of the students are commuters. The college offers primarily undergraduate studies, but it has recently added master's programs in Accounting, Fine Arts, and Education. The college is regionally accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Bloomfield College has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1.

In 2017, the college was ranked in a study by the Equality of Opportunity Project as #1 in the state of New Jersey and #20 nationally in Overall Mobility Index, a statistical analysis that identifies the likelihood colleges and universities help students move up two or more income quintiles.

Admissions information[edit]

Bloomfield College accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. Applicants for admission to Bloomfield College are considered on the basis of their high school academic record, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT) scores, recommendations, essay, extracurricular activities, and post secondary school transcripts where applicable. Bloomfield College has a standardized test-optional admission policy, meaning applications can be made without submitting Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT-I) or American College Test (ACT) scores.[1]

Student life[edit]

The clubs and organizations offered to students focus on several different aspects of student life, including professional, ethnic, volunteer, academic, and artistic interests. Greek-letter organizations are also present. Students wishing to live on campus have a variety of options. First-year students traditionally live in one of two traditional dorms, Clee and Schweitzer Halls. Upperclassmen have several options for on-campus housing, including theme houses, suite-style living, and an off-campus residential facility in Newark, the University Center. The college's TRUE Program seeks to bring elements of the classroom into the residence halls; resident advisors design co-curricular programs in their halls in conjunction with the college's academic programming model.


Bloomfield College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. The Bears are a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and track and field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball.

Westminster Arts Center[edit]

Bloomfield College is home to the Westminster Arts Center.[2] The center creates and presents diverse arts and cultural programs in collaboration with the College's faculty, staff, students, community partners and professional arts groups such as 4th Wall Theatre, Inc. and Yates Musical Theatre; exposes students to diverse means of expressions and methods of thought; creates and presents thematic programming in response to curricular goals; raises and enhances the positive visibility of the College through public performances and exhibitions; supports the programs of the Creative Arts and Technology Division; encourages and promotes creativity throughout the College.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "TEST-OPTIONAL POLICY". Bloomfield College.
  2. ^ Westminster Arts Center[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ C. Louis Bassano, New Jersey Legislature, archived by the Internet Archive on February 25, 1998. Accessed May 25, 2010.
  4. ^ Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo (D), New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 25, 2018. "Education: B.A. Bloomfield College (History/Education)"
  5. ^ "Television's Rupert Crosse Dies of Cancer In Jamaica". Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 44 (1): 59. 1973-03-29. ISSN 0021-5996.
  6. ^ About Sandra Archived 2018-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, Senator Sandra Cunningham. Accessed July 25, 2018. "Sandra Bolden Cunningham is a New Jersey native, who grew up in Newark and now lives in Jersey City. She is a graduate of Bloomfield College where she earned a B.A. Degree."
  7. ^ Cook, Alicia. "Basketball’S Leading Scorer Establishes Scholarship At Bloomfield College", Bloomfield College. Accessed July 23, 2018. "Star athlete and Bloomfield College alumnus, Gage Daye, has established a scholarship at his alma mater designed for students hailing from Newark, New Jersey."
  8. ^ Ignacio Diez, Bloomfield College. Accessed July 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Ted Koffman's Biography, Vote Smart. Accessed July 24, 2018. "Birth Place: Morristown, NJ... Education... BA, Bloomfield College, 1968"
  10. ^ Staff. "Greeks Show Basketball Skill", The New York Times, November 18, 1987. Accessed July 25, 2018. "In the mid-1970s, Stergakos played four years with Bloomfield College in New Jersey, and in 1978, became a fourth-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics."

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Coordinates: 40°47′42″N 74°11′42″W / 40.795°N 74.195°W / 40.795; -74.195