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Saint Peter's University

  • Jersey City, NJ
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 2,484
    total students
  • $31,230 | $31,230
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 54%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
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    Reported

    sat reading
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    Reported

    sat writing
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    act composite

Overview

A Small Jesuit University Close to New York City

Founded in 1872 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Saint Peter's University continues its legacy of providing high-quality liberal arts education in an intimate, personalized setting today. Saint Peter's is one of only 28 Jesuit higher education institutions in the nation, and the only one in New Jersey.

The university's Catholic history emphasizes academic rigor, leadership, and service. The school's student population is largely diverse; the approximately 3,000 students at Saint Peter's University come from all across the United States, from more than 60 countries in the world, and are comprised of a variety of faiths.

The College of Arts and Sciences/School of Business Administration at Saint Peter's offers 38 bachelor's degrees in the liberal arts and business fields. Additionally, the School of Education and School of Nursing offer students the opportunity to apply liberal arts education to professional studies. Saint Peter's also offers undergraduate programs for adult and non-traditional students, as well as pre-professional programs in conjunction with various other institutions.

College of Arts and Sciences

Saint Peter's University, College of Arts and Sciences, awards B.A. and B.S. degrees in a broad spectrum of fields. Students can choose from a myriad of degree offerings. Some of the most popular majors at Saint Peter's are Asian studies, biotechnology, criminal justice, communications,computer science, English, mathematics, political science, Latin American and Latino studies, urban studies, and graphic arts. Students can also pursue degrees in more traditional liberal arts areas, such as visual arts, theology, fine arts, philosophy, and classical languages, among others.

The College of Arts and Sciences also offer minors in a variety of fields (from Africana studies to music to journalism), double majors, and composite majors. Composite majors are a unique way for students to personalize their educations; students design their own curriculums to match their educational and professional interests in conjunction with staff advisers. Students who choose to create composite majors will be awarded B.A. in Professional Studies degrees upon graduation.

School of Business Administration

For students who wish to pursue careers in business, the School of Business Administration offers four Bachelor of Science degree programs in business: accountancy, business management, marketing management, and international business and trade. Students can also earn minors in accountancy, business law, and finance. Students can also enroll in the 5-year business program earning both a bachelors degree and an MBA.

Additionally, the department also offers certificate programs in international business, business management, marketing management, and general business for students who already have bachelor's degrees in other fields. In order to make the most of their studies, all business students are encouraged to participate in internships which are offered through the department for course credit.

School of Education

The School of Education offers a major in elementary education and a minor in secondary education. It also offers various options to become certified in many academic areas. All students majoring in education must also choose an accompanying second major. The undergraduate program in education provides pre-professional training for teaching on the elementary, middle school, and secondary school levels.

School of Nursing

In keeping with the mission of Saint Peter's University to educate individuals to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately, and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment, the School of Nursing offers educational programs designed to prepare nurses with the breadth of knowledge and skills requisite for competent, ethical, and empathetic practice at the entry and advanced practice levels. These scholastic programs, baccalaureate through doctoral, develop graduates to promote, maintain, or restore health for all for whom they care throughout their lifespans. And most importantly, to provide dignity in life and death in whatever setting this care is delivered.

Admission to the pre-nursing program is selective. If applicants are not offered admission in the first-year to the pre-nursing program there is no opportunity to transfer internally. However, students may investigate transferring from an associate program, having successfully completed all pre-requisite college-level coursework.

Pre-professional Programs

Saint Peter's University works in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to offer degrees in a variety of technology, medical, and other professional fields. To learn more about Saint Peter's current partnerships, please contact the Office of Admission.

First Year Experience Program

In order to help students successfully transition into academic life, all new and first year students are required to participate in the First Year Experience program. A summer orientation program allows new students to meet other students, connect with faculty members, and learn more about starting at the university. Additionally, all freshman students must enroll in First Year Seminar courses of their choice in the fall semester. These courses are designed to instruct students in study habits and writing and speaking skills in addition to course curriculum.

Students also participate in the Freshman Common Reading Program, designed to engage students both academically and socially through reading activities. Students can also take advantage of the school's S.T.E.P. U.P. program, which offers workshops on various topics throughout the year, from study abroad to conflict management to test-taking skills.

Internships and Cooperative Education

Students can get their feet in the door with the Cooperative Education and Internship Program -- partnering with almost 500 companies, organizations, and agencies throughout the NY metropolitan area each year.

The Saint Peter's University Cooperative Education and Internship Program assists students in translating dreams into reality. Students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it during an experiential learning opportunity. The university's goal is to prepare students to move forward on the path from college to full-time career preparation.

Centers and Institutes of Learning

Saint Peter's University is the home to 7 centers of study and learning. Each provides students, faculty members, and scholars the opportunity to gather and discuss pertinent topics for development of thought, inquiry and collaboration. Additionally, the Centers and Institutes provide opportunities for Saint Peter's students to meet with leaders and innovators in specialized settings. Students are able to engage, network, and develop further academically with the resources associated with each of the Centers. To learn more, interested students should visit:http://www.saintpeters.edu/centers-institutes/

Sports and Athletics

Saint Peter's University participates in 19 NCAA Division I men's and women's sports. Sports at Saint Peter's include baseball, softball, swimming, basketball, bowling, track, soccer, golf, and tennis, among others. The Victor R. Yatinelli Recreation and Life Center is where most teams meet to practice, and is also the home of Saint Peter's intramural sports programs, fitness center, weight room, and swimming, racquetball, and squash facilities.

In the Midst of the Metropolis

The main Saint Peter's University campus is located in the heart of Jersey City. Aside from the flourishing urban environment of Jersey City's downtown restaurants, cafes, and businesses, students also have access to all of New York City's cultural attractions -- midtown Manhattan can be accessed via the New Jersey PATH system or NJ Transit bus system.


Location & Contact

2641 Kennedy Boulevard
NJ 07306-5997

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Banking and Financial Support Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

54% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,145
    • Accepted3,323
    • Acceptance Rate54%
    • Enrolled2,484
    • Female Applicants3,691
    • Females Accepted2,002
    • Female Acceptance Rate54%
    • Male Applicants2,454
    • Males Accepted1,321
    • Male Acceptance Rate53%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2

    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.15
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 410 490
    • SAT Math 420 510
    • SAT Writing 400 490
    • ACT Composite 16 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$31,230
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,230
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,000.00
    • Room and board *$13,458.00
    • Room only *$8,542.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,484
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino28.07%
    • Black or African American28.02%
    • White or Caucasian23.71%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.53%
    • Asian9.12%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.37%
    • Two or more races2.48%
    • Unknown5.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students12.7% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 36%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Caribbean Culture Club, Black Action Committee, Asian American Student Union, Argus Eyes Dramatic Society, Voices of Praise Gospel Choir
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other ID checks at residence halls and library

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty271
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,223 students to 167 faculty


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