St. Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ

Saint Peter's University is a private, church-affiliated, multipurpose institution. Founded in 1872, it adopted coeducation in 1966. Its 15-acre campus is located in Jersey City, three miles from New York City.

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St. Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ

The Jesuit University of New Jersey


Campus Location
• The campus is set on 30 acres in Jersey City, the second-largest city in New Jersey.
• New York City is 12 minutes away by PATH train.

Student Body
• Our remarkably diverse undergraduate and graduate student body originates from 29 states and more than 36 countries.
• Approximately 3,300 students attend Saint Peter’s.
• The average class size is 22 students, with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1.

Tuition and Fees 2019–2020
• Undergraduate: $38,868 per year, plus fees, housing, meals, and expenses

Financial Aid
• Financial aid is granted to 98% of our full-time undergraduate students in the form of academic, need-based, and athletic grants. The average financial aid package is more than $20,000.

• Saint Peter’s fields 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams. We are a founding member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Our MAAC championships include five titles for women’s track & field (2011–2013), the men’s basketball team’s 2011 championship, and four men’s golf team titles (2014–2017). Saint Peter’s University was the 2017 CIT men’s basketball champion.
• Numerous intramural sports promote physical and social interaction indoors and on the fields.

Student Life
• More than 70 student-run organizations offer activities to complement the academic experience.
• Through a number of volunteer opportunities that foster relationships
with local, national, and global associations, approximately 800 students contribute more than 57,000 hours of community engagement annually.
• Religious services and spiritual retreats are offered for all faiths.
• Our residential urban campus offers a variety of student housing options, and 60% of students commute from the New York/New Jersey metro area.

Academic Programs

Majors and MINORS
• Accountancy
• American Studies
• Anthropology
• Art History
• Asian and Asian American Studies
• Biological Chemistry
• Biology
- Forensic Science
• Biotechnology
• Business Management
- Esports
• Chemistry
- Forensic Science
• Classical Civilization
• Classical Languages
• Clinical Laboratory Sciences
• Communication and Media Culture
- Film History and Criticism
- Media Business
- Writing and Publishing
• Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Cyber Security
• Criminal Justice
- Computer Science and Crime Forensics
- Corrections
- Criminal Research and Intelligence Analysis
- Investigative Sciences
- Law and Justice
- Police Administration
• Economics
• Education
- Early Childhood (P-3)
- Elementary (K-6)
- Elementary and Middle School
- Secondary
• English Literature
• Environmental Studies
• Finance
• Fine Arts
• Graphic Arts
- Photography
• Health and Physical Education
• History
• International Business
• Latin American and Latino Studies
• Marketing Management
- Esports
• Mathematical Economics
• Mathematics
• Modern Languages
• Natural Science
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Cognitive Processing
- Forensic Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sports Management
- Esports
• Theology
• Urban Studies
• Visual Arts

Africana Studies
• Business Law
• French
• Gender and Sexuality
• Italian
• Journalism
• Music
• Social Justice
• Theatre Arts

* Most majors are also available as minors.

FIVE-year Accelerated master’s programs
BS/MS Accountancy
• BS/MBA Business
• BA/MA Communication and Public Relations
• BS/MS Computer Science
• BA/MS Cyber Security
• BS/MS Cyber Security
• BA/MA Education
• BS/MS Finance
• BA/MPA Public Administration


Saint Peter’s University
What happens when you put one of the world’s greatest teaching organizations next to one of the world’s greatest cities? You get Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution of higher education just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, entertainment, business, and professional opportunities.

Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit col
leges and universities in the United States and the only one in New Jersey. Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University blends a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-word experience, community service, and a genuinely caring community that supports you long after graduation.

With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and stellar faculty
committed to your success, Saint Peter’s offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as master’s-level and doctoral degree programs. We’re small enough to know you by name and big enough to bring the world to your door.

Transferring to Saint Peter’s
Saint Peter’s offers flexible transferprograms for students from community colleges and four-year colleges or universities. Our dedicated admissionstaff provide individual academic advisement to ensure a smooth transition from your current school.

At Saint Peter’s, you’re closer to
graduation than you may think, as the University accepts up to 66 transfer credits from community colleges and up to 90 credits from four-year institutions. Saint Peter’s also has articulation agreements with a number of community colleges, which allow applicants to enroll at Saint Peter’s at a discounted tuition rate. Plus, transfer students demonstrating academic excellence may be invited to join the University’s Honors Program.

The number of transfer students
enrolling at Saint Peter’s continues to grow, and we want you to be a part of our student community! The University’s Office of Admission regularly hosts transfer days, which students are encouraged to attend for one-stop enrollment service.

Location, location, location
Saint Peter’s University is located inthe heart of Jersey City, New Jersey, which provides students with unbeatable cultural experiences, plus internship and career opportunities. Being at Saint Peter’s means you’re a 12- minute train ride from the heart ofNew York City. Gallery openings, parks,museums, shops, and shows are right at your fingertips.

The other serious advantage of our
location is any job, internship, or professional interest you can think of is close by. In fact, we offer several courses in the city, making it an extension of our classrooms. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, you will enjoy the benefits of our location.

Value of a Jesuit education
Jesuit means many things to many people. Here’s what it means to us: our students come here to earn a degree but leave with so much more. Theydevelop a desire to serve—whether it’swith a cause, an organization, or a lifelong commitment to giving back. They build an unshakeable foundation of ethics to guide their future achievements and a sense of community that lasts a lifetime. Our Jesuit-based education not only prepares them for their careers but inspires them to be caring, contributing members of society.

Hands-on experience from the moment you arrive
We know that our graduates gain just as much experience outside the classroom as they do inside, which is whywe make it a priority to connect students with great learning opportunities at companies, organizations, and programs worldwide. Many of our students participate in internships with world-renowned companies and organizations. Students also have the opportunity to study internationallythrough the Center for Global Learning or work hand-in-hand with faculty to conduct innovative research in various areas of study.

Saint Peter’s offers students a well-
rounded liberal arts curriculum, exponential career opportunities, and spiritual and service-oriented experiences in a caring, student-centered community.