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Saint Peter’s University Overview

Saint Peter's University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Saint Peter’s University Known For?

540 Undergraduate Awards
$29,728 Avg Cost After Aid
91% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Saint Peter's College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Saint Peter's College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $45,800 a year. That's about 12% more than their peers at other schools.

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Saint Peter’s University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Saint Peter's College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Public Policy Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Saint Peter's College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#40 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#66 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Saint Peter’s University?

Location of Saint Peter's University

Contact details for Saint Peter's College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Phone: 201-761-7400
Website: www.saintpeters.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saintpetersuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintpetersuniv

How Do I Get Into Saint Peter’s College?

You can apply to Saint Peter’s College online at: gosaintpeters.org/web/index.cfm?&isndsl

Admission Requirements for Saint Peter’s College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Saint Peter’s College?

91% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
Saint Peter's College has the high acceptance rate of 91%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Saint Peter's College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Peter's University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Peter's University  ( 460 to 550 )
200
800
Saint Peter's College received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Peter's University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Saint Peter’s University?

$29,728 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
11.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Saint Peter's College is $29,728. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Saint Peter's College, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,239 a year. That adds up to $24,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Peter's College is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Saint Peter’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,203 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,423 undergraduate students at Saint Peter's College, with 2,203 being full-time and 220 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Saint Peter's College

There are also 810 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,203 full-time undergraduates at Saint Peter's College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Saint Peter's College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Peter's University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Saint Peter's College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 181
Black or African American 428
Hispanic or Latino 1,100
White 292
International Students 66
Other Races/Ethnicities 136

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Peter's University. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Saint Peter's College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Online Learning at Saint Peter’s University

254 Took All Classes Online
831 Took At Least One Class Online
34.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 831 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Saint Peter's College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 36th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Saint Peter’s College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Peter's University was 34.8%. This is the #623 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Saint Peter's College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Saint Peter's College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 9%
Computer & Information Sciences 6%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22%
Health Professions 23%
Nursing 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Saint Peter's College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Saint Peter's College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health Sciences & Services #8
Health & Medical Administrative Services #65
Nursing #104
Business Administration & Management #167
Health Professions #180
Business, Management & Marketing #209

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Peter’s University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 1 62 13 0 76
General Biology 0 69 0 0 69
Nursing 0 51 16 2 69
Computer Information Systems 0 17 42 0 59
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 57 0 0 57
Educational Administration 0 0 47 8 55
General Psychology 0 38 0 0 38
Health & Physical Education 0 33 0 0 33
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 30 0 0 30
General Education 0 0 29 0 29
Marketing 0 17 11 0 28
Finance & Financial Management 0 5 22 0 27
Special Education 0 0 27 0 27
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 16 0 23
Student Counseling 0 0 22 0 22
Insurance 0 0 21 0 21
Communication & Media Studies 0 21 0 0 21
Accounting 0 19 1 0 20
International Business 0 11 5 0 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 15 0 0 15
Human Resource Management 0 0 15 0 15
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 15 0 0 15
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 13 0 13
Sociology 0 11 0 0 11
Public Administration 0 0 11 0 11
Political Science & Government 0 8 0 0 8
Public Policy 3 5 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 0 6 0 0 6
Economics 0 6 0 0 6
Management Information Systems 0 0 5 0 5
Information Technology 0 1 2 0 3
History 0 3 0 0 3
General Social Sciences 0 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 2 0 0 2
Health Sciences & Services 1 1 0 0 2
Physics 0 2 0 0 2
Biotechnology 0 1 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Urban Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 535 318 10 868

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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