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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

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 just 12 minutes from New York City.

AT A GLANCE

For the majority of our students, the cost of tuition is more affordable than most public and private colleges in New Jersey. Our commitment to keeping the University affordable is achieved through the use of institutional scholarships, financial aid, and federal and state grants. Whether you live in New Jersey or out of state, we invest in you through scholarships and financial aid to keep costs lower. As a matter of fact, 40% of our students who live in New Jersey have no out-of-pocket tuition costs, and over 60% of in-state students pay $5,000 or less for tuition. 

ACCOLADES
• One of the highest-ranked institutions for “social mobility” in Regional Universities North 2020 | U.S. News & World Report

• Leader in “Most Transformative Colleges” | Money magazine

TESTIMONIALS
• “My alumni mentors were invaluable in giving me advice and helping me learn about the business world. They helped me understand what skills I need to be successful.” — George Kourmousis '20

• “The professors at Saint Peter’s emphasize personal attention. Because there are small classes, faculty help students focus on their studies. We have that one-on-one relationship you wouldn’t have at other universities.” — Aitana Libreros '18

 

Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s provides a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-word experience, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports you long after graduation.

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

Saint Peter’s is one of 27 Jesuit colleges in the country and the only one in New Jersey. For us, Jesuit means our students come here to earn a degree but leave with so much more. They develop a desire to serve—whether it’s for a cause, with an organization, or through a lifelong commitment to giving back. They build an unshakeable foundation of ethics to guide their future achievements. Our Jesuit-based education not only prepares them for their careers but inspires them to be caring, contributing members of society.

We have one goal in mind: helping you achieve yours. The Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL) is dedicated to career development through guidance, résumé building, and career fairs. Internships, employer partnerships, and alumni networking prepare you for a career after graduation. In addition, University faculty enrich your classroom experience through research and practical knowledge. Our professors are committed to blending critical-thinking skills with real-life learning to create a meaningful education.