Saint Peter’s University

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School Overview

Saint Peter’s University was established in 1872 by a group called the Society of Jesus, and is one of only 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, it is just 2 miles west of New York City and its campus covers 30-acres of land.

Degree Programs

Students are able to earn their degrees in 4 different schools at Saint Peter’s. The schools include College of Arts and Sciences/School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Areas of study range from Accountancy, to Strategic Communication, to Biological Chemistry.

Accreditation

Saint Peter’s University has received several accreditations. These include the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation for its bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in nursing; and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education for several business programs.

Athletics

Saint Peter’s University sports teams are in the NCAA Division 1, and they offer 19 different competitive sports to choose from. The athletics teams are represented by their mascot, a peacock, and fans of Saint Peter’s sports call themselves the Peacock Nation.

Library System

Saint Peter’s University has two different libraries to offer. One located on the Jersey City Campus and the other located in Englewood Cliffs. The library is also available online, and still allows for students to search for articles, books, journals, and more.

Rankings

In their 2013 and 2015 guide, U.S News & World Report ranked Saint Peter’s University among the best colleges in the region. It was also ranked first in the state and third among New Jersey private institutions in the category of Least Debt.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

98-percent of full-time undergraduate students are granted financial aid at Saint Peter’s, which come in the form of academic, need-based, and athletic grants. Students are also given the option to receive federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid as well.

Student Housing

On the Saint Peter’s campus you will find 7 different resident halls. Millennium Hall, Whelan Hall, and Saint Peter Hall are located on the East campus while Veteran’s Memorial Court, Murray Hall, Durant Hall, and 140 Glenwood Avenue are located on the West campus.

General Information

Admission Office

2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 761-7100

(888) 772-9933

Fax: (201) 761-7105



Contact: Kacey Tillotson

Director of Admission
Main Address

2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07306

(201) 761-6000

www.saintpeters.edu
www.saintpetersuniversityonline.com
Size

Total undergrads: 2,436

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 580

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,326

Graduate enrollment: 675

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 77%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General C
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking A
International Business A,B
Management Information Systems A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,B,C
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A,B,C

Education

Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Cytotechnology B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis A,B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General A,B
Sociology B
Urban Studies A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Saint Peter's University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(201) 761-6000
Website:www.saintpeters.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:gosaintpeters.org/web/index.cfm?&isndsl
Address:2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,544
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,000 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$35,192
Out-of-state Tuition:$35,192
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$29,809

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Peter's University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Peter's University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services169
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education152
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs11341
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences15
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total1546213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Saint Peter's University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services111
Health Professions and Related Programs121
Grand total2321

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Peter's University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$35,192
Out-of-state$35,192
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$19,536
Out-of-state$19,536

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid568100%
Grant or scholarship aid568100%$29,809
Student loan aid32758%$5,841

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,21588%$26,351
Federal student loans1,48159%$6,716

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Peter's University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Peter's University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,6131,6892,924
Percent admitted100%70%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%13%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Peter's University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,544
Undergraduate enrollment2,672
Graduate enrollment872

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Peter's University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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