St. Peter's University

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2641 Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997

Phone: (201) 761-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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#101 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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St. Peter's University is a private institution that was founded in 1872. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,317, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Peter's University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 101. Its tuition and fees are $32,230 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The special character of Saint Peter's University is defined by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, size, diversity, location, student life, and affordability. One of 28 U.S. Jesuit institutions and the only Jesuit university in NJ, Saint Peter's is committed to academic excellence and to developing graduates to learn, to lead and to serve society. With a ratio of one faculty to twelve students, the university is ideally sized with a total enrollment of approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. More than half of the freshman class resides on campus. Our remarkably diverse students originate from around U.S. and more than 60 countries. While providing personal attention, Saint Peter's is large enough to offer 48 majors, an Honors Program, internships, service learning, study abroad, a Washington semester, the Guarini Institute for Government Leadership, and five year bachelor/masters degree programs. Joint professional degree programs include Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Clinical Lab Sciences, and Pharmacy. The main campus is on 25 acres in the heart of Jersey City, the second largest city in New Jersey, and just 12 minutes by train from the cultural and financial resources of New York City. Campus life is enhanced by 40 student-run organizations and 20 NCAA Division I teams. Committed to affordability, Saint Peter's offers among the lowest tuitions of the Jesuit colleges: 97% of students receive financial aid and the average award is over $20,000.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1872
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $27,307,304


When applying to St. Peter's University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.6 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Peter's University is 12:1, and the school has 67.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Peter's University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Health Professions and Related Programs 9%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

St. Peter's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,317, with a gender distribution of 40 percent male students and 60 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. St. Peter's University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,045
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

St. Peter's University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Peter's University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Peter's University, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Peter's University.

Students who have cars on campus 25%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Peter's University, 87.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,088.

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Tuition and fees $32,230 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,458 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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