Saint Peter's University
Jersey City, NJ, USA

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Saint Peter's University
3.73 Average Rating

Erica from Newark, NJ

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Saint Peters offers a wide range of courses that not only satisfy students academically, but provides them with the knowledge and understanding that you will remember for years to come. As a freshman I came in not feeling overwhelmed and was able to settle into learning gracefully.
Am enjoying being here
Saint Peters is a clost knit community of students and faculty that are happy to see eachother not only in the classroom but as well as around the surrounding city. With a close proximity to New York City, Jersey City is an up and coming mecca for Art and Leisure. The surrounding area of Hoboken is a new destination for restaurants and clubs. Since the area is booming there are plenty of jobs and internship opportunities not only within the school, but around the campus as well. No matter where you look Saint Peter's has something wonderful to offer you.
Bang for the buck
Saint Peters gives out a substantial amount of financial aid, and has great plans for loans as well. Any student will be able to find the best arrangement for themselves and their financial situations. Also do not forget to fill out your FASFA!
Tips for prospective students
Apply early for room and board as well as with the application process. Saint Peter's welcomes students with open arms. Don't be afraid to call the school they are there to help you.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who would like to be in a small campus setting, with a urban setting. Visit the campus (the dorms are big) it will definitely be worth your while.
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Frances from New York, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning different things at Saint Peter's College. Saint Peter's College is a great college that has professors that understand you and know when you are in need they are always making time.
Am enjoying being here
I love Saint Peter's College I meet great people and a new best friend. The college is very diverse and people on campus get along really well.
Bang for the buck
Saint Peter's College is a bit expensive but it will but worth all the work and learning you are receiving.
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Stephanie from Albuquerque, NM

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
I would tell prospective students to speak with their advisers as much as possible and to take the core classes first to insure they have time to really decide on what they want to do in life because changing your major multiple times puts you behind and a strain on your wallet. Also I would advise them to be involved in the programs and to have an open mind.
Academic Rigor
The courses are necessary and are difficult but worth the struggle.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is amazing because you are able to attend more functions and have no worries about commuting. Yes it is a bit costly but I feel as if it is worth it in order to be successful. All the resources you need are there on or by campus.
Food and Dining
The food is improving year by year because they are incorporating more healthy options and options for diverse eaters.
What to do for fun
I play volleyball for the school so a lot of my time goes to volleyball but in the off season I like to participate in leagues they have going on as well as fund raisers and activities such as movie nights or carnivals.
Bang for the buck
With the money you are paying it is providing you with a lot of cool services you need to succeed such as wireless internet and tutoring sessions. Not to mention if you live on campus your washer rooms are free so you are not paying extra on top of what you already are.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One tradition we have on campus is constant class competitions such as dance competitions. We also have this event called the peacock palooza every year where we have food, a concert, and games.
Great for these types of students
Saint Peter's College is good for students who need more teacher interaction and help. Saint Peter's College is also good for the student who need attendance motivation because they do take attendance.
Clubs and Activities
Saint Peter's College seems to have a club for everything and everyone. I think we have a club for everyone and if we do not they are always creating new ones. The activities are fun and awesome as well ranging from concerts, to movie nights, to contests, and sports.
Greek Life
I am not too sure about Greek life because I am not involved but I am sure someone who is would give it good reviews.
Campus Safety
Campus safety does a great job at keeping people as safe as they can. There will always be minor incidents but as a student I do not fear much and appreciate them doing what they do.
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Brielle from Hillside, NJ

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Dorm Life
The dorms is very homely.
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Alexander from Atco, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The courses here are both difficult and easy. Although there are not many art classes here, I still very much enjoy the teachers, and their teaching habits.
Am enjoying being here
I love being here because it is 2 hrs away from my home, and it feels like home while I am at college. The students are so nice, and it is so closely knit because it is a small school which also means there is more 1-on-1 attention in class.
Bang for the buck
Although SPC is expensive, the financial aid counsellors here actually work WITH you rather than just telling you that you owe money to them. Just don't wait til the last minute to do your FAFSA like I did. lol
Tips for prospective students
Take it easy, and don't overstress yourself on the classes. Be patient with some of the harder teachers, and transfer classes if you can't handle it.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to feel accepted in a new environment.
Students who want to learn 1-on-1
Students who like school activities
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Rebecca from Elmont, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
An important aspect of SPC is learning. I've learned a lot of things in just my first semester alone. From the first day of orientation we are immersed in a diverse community of other freshman who are experiencing everything alongside you. And when classes start, your professors are helpful and with the small class sizes, theres a lot of one on one time. Your voice is heard, and you learn more everyday about yourself and about the world around you.
Am enjoying being here
I love this school, I've met my best friends here and I have fun everyday. When you live on campus you get the full college experience. A few times a week there are events in the communal lounge where you can have fun with your neighbors. The food is great, and the small integral community makes you feel like your amongst family.
Bang for the buck
The school gives you a huge amount of scholarships, you end up paying a small percentage of the original price. The financial aid office is very friendly, and with payment plans and loans there are many options to paying your tuition.
Tips for prospective students
Applying for more scholarships never hurts, also visiting the school during the open house is a great way to experience Saint Peter's College for yourself.
Great for these types of students
Students who like, fun,sports, like diversity, small class sizes, family like atmosphere, and who like to be challenged course-wise.
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