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.


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.

Saint Peter's University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (201) 761-7400
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,233
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,088 (65% 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: $38,760
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,760
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $34,136

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Saint Peter's University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 179
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 1152
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 11441
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 15
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 2550223

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $38,760
Out-of-state $38,760
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,246
Out-of-state $21,246

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 563 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 563 100% $34,136
Student loan aid 267 47% $6,277

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,370 90% $31,303
Federal student loans 1,308 50% $6,214

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,323 1,669 2,654
Percent admitted 100% 78% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 11% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 3,233
Undergraduate enrollment 2,423
Graduate enrollment 810

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 (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate 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. 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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