Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ, USA
3.73 Average Rating

Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation. Saint Peter’s is based in Jersey City, NJ, with a second location called Englewood Cliffs, and is home to four colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic programs. As a Catholic institution, Saint Peter’s celebrates weekday and Sunday mass at Saint Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church. The university offers study abroad programs in places such as South Korea, Spain, and the Philippines, as well as a semester in Washington DC. Student groups such as the Junkyard Dogs and Students Against Violating the Earth, the University’s Sustainability Council, and the school’s own renewable wind power action plan have all contributed to the school being nationally recognized for its sustainability.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
13%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 918
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,524
Total Number of Undergrads
2,637
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,377
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,386
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,386
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,414
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,809
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,097
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,263

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,841
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,800
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$253
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
84
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Peacocks and Peahens
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Miami
Washington
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
I would rate Saint Peter's College as an eight on a scale of one to ten, which making a ten the highest. The reason for rating them so high is the fact that it is a good sized school and they offer a lot of options and opportunities to succeed in completing school. The reason I did not give them a ten out of ten is because although it is a private school it is really high in cost and I feel as if the financial aid department doesn't really offer help except for a select few people which are hard to reach.
Stephanie from Albuquerque, NM
This school is one of the best in NJ. Its campus will make a prospective student feel like they are meant to be at Saint Peters.
Brielle from Hillside, NJ

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