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Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Saint Peter's University overview
Location Jersey City, New Jersey
Online saintpeters.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Peter's University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Peter's University, established in 1872, is a private Jesuit university situated in Jersey City, New Jersey, offering a distinctly urban educational experience just a short distance from New York City. The university campus features Gothic architectural elements, providing a historical backdrop for the institution's modern educational offerings. Known for its diverse academic profile, Saint Peter's University provides a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular emphasis on business, nursing, and criminal justice majors. The university operates on a semester-based academic calendar and maintains a selective admissions process. Student housing is available, accommodating undergraduates in a residential setting that supports their academic journey. Saint Peter's Peacocks, the university's athletic teams, are known regionally; however, the institution is not primarily recognized for its athletic prowess on a national scale.

In the most recent statistical year 2,999 prospective students applied, and 2,664 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 393 enrolled in the school.  2,831 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 599 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,790 plus fees of $1,100. Saint Peters; SPC is ranked 574 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint Peters; SPC is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 970/1150
ACT 17/28
GPA 3.31

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Peter's University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $17,108
Budget for Other Expenses$1,300
Total One Year Cost$59,298

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Peter's University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Health Professions 12%
Social Sciences 9%
Biology 8%
Psychology 6%

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