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St. Peter's University is a private institution that was founded in 1872. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,344, its setting is city, and the campus size is 25 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Peter's University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 108. Its tuition and fees are $31,220 (2012-13).
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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 47 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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to St. Peter's University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Peter's University is 12:1, and the school has 60.3 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; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.0 percent.
St. Peter's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,344, with a gender distribution of 41.2 percent male students and 58.8 percent female students. At this school, 34.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66.0 percent of students live off campus. St. Peter's University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At St. Peter's University, 86.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,455.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$31,220 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,020 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data