Saint Peter’s University

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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.


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.


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.


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

Total undergrads: 2,436

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 580

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,326

Graduate enrollment: 675


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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


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 – General B


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 – 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.

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