Saint Peter's University, New Jersey, Jersey City

    Jersey City, New JerseyLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1872established year

    Saint Peter's University Jersey City Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Saint Peter’s University is one the oldest private universities located in Jersey City, Jersey. The college came to be known as Saint Peter’s University and gradually became a renowned name in the US Education System. The total student enrolment last year was 3,233 including 2,423 undergraduate students. The student and faculty ratio here is 14:1 SPU has rich gender equality as it has a 38% male and 62% female student population.

    Admissions at Saint Peter's University are available in the 2 mistakes of Fall and Spring and the application process is completely free of cost. With an acceptance rate of nearly 91%, the institute is a lightly competitive institute to get into. It observes an employment rate of nearly 95% which makes it a coveted choice when seeking to study in the USA.

    Saint Peter's University Rankings

    The ranking of Saint Peter’s University by some of the most reputed website/institute of the world is following:
    Basis of Ranking Ranking Website/Institution
    Regional University North 75 US News & World Report
    A top performer on Social Mobility 20 US News & World Report
    Best Value School 11 US News & World Report
    US College Ranking 2018 601-800 Times Higher Education
    US College Ranking 2017 501-600 Times Higher Education
    Best College in Jersey 1 Official Website


    Type Private
    Campus Setting City
    Student Retention Rate 81%
    Endowment USD 31.05 million
    Job Placement Rate 94%
    Academic Calendar Semester Wise

    Saint Peter's University Campus and Accommodation

    • The campus has a total area of 30 acres, based in Jersey city, New Jersey. The Yanitelli Recreational Life Centre is the athletics area of 125,000 sq. ft. that has facilities, equipment and space for tennis, gymnasium, golf and many other sports.
    • Also, more than 50 organizations and clubs are run by the students of the university which help them develop confidence and creative skills. Many volunteering opportunities are offered to the students as well.
    • The campus has a main Student Center including living room areas, coffee store, dining areas, game rooms as well as a university store.

    Housing facilities/ Residence

    • The institute offers 6 residence halls for room and board for its students.
    • Housing differs from 2 person, 4 person, 5 person and 6 person accommodation depending where you decide to reside.
    • Air conditioning facilities are also available in some of these residence halls. Further, securing residence at some of the above listed residences requires students have certain GPA and credits. For eg. Murray Hall requires students to have 24 credits with a 3.0 GPA minimum.

    Saint Peter's University Courses

    • The college offers a range of courses for international students at undergraduate and graduate level including 50+ majors.
    • Along with these degrees, the college also offers adult undergraduate degrees, associate degrees, summer courses, and career training programs.
    • They also provide an integrated 5 years BS/MBA program with highly qualified faculty members.
    • Saint Peter’s comprises 5 schools and colleges that offer degrees in fields like Education, Business, Accountancy, Finance, Cyber Security, Nursing, Psychology, Data science, and Public Administration. Some of the most popular courses offered here are the following:
    Business Nursing Arts & History Computer & IT
    Accountancy Cyber Security Data Sciences Criminal Justice

    Saint Peter's University Application Process

    The university has an acceptance rate of 95%. Thus securing admission can be breezy, however, ensure that you have the following documents ready before application.

    How to apply?

    Application Portal:

    Application Fee: Free

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    • Official Transcripts
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
    • Short Essay or Personal Statement
    • One or two letters of recommendation (international students require one, domestic students require two.)
    • ACT or SAT Scores
    • Proof of Funding
    • Valid Passport

    Application Deadlines: Spring Semester – November 1, Fall Semester – June 1

    Graduate Admissions:

    Admission Requirements for the for graduate programs include::

    • Official Transcripts
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
    • Resume
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Personal Statement
    • Official Application
    • Undergraduate degree

    Saint Peter's University Cost of Attendance

    The cost of attendance varies according to the type of accommodation students wish to choose after taking admission to the university. For graduate courses, cost of attendance varies according to credit. The distribution of expenses in the form of an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.

    Accommodation cost

    Residence Hall Facility Cost for Double Room (USD) Cost for Single Room (USD)
    Millennium Hall Traditional Hall
    Standard Double
    5,100 6,350
    Whelan Hall Traditional Hall
    Standard Double
    5,100 6,350
    Saint Peter Hall Traditional Hall
    Standard Double
    5,100 6,350
    Veteran Memorial Court Apartment-style
    Standard Double
    5,400 -
    Murray Hall Apartment-style
    3 persons
    5,400 (3 persons)
    Durant Hall Apartment Style
    Standard Double

    Saint Peter’s University Cost of Attendance Cost for Freshmen

    Expenses Residence (USD) Living with Parent (USD) Independent (USD)
    Flat-rate Tuition 37,660 37,660 37,660
    Comprehensive Fee 1,100 1,100 1,100
    Orientation Fee 290 290 290
    Books & Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
    Room & Board 15,950 1,700 10,400
    Transportation 700 1,050 -
    Misc. 600 600 -
    Total 57,300 43,400 50,450

    Cost for Upper-Class Students

    Expenses Residence (USD) Living with Parent (USD) Independent (USD)
    Flat-rate Tuition 37,660 37,660 37,660
    Comprehensive Fee 1,100 1,100 1,100
    Books & Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000
    Room & Board 15,950 1,700 10,400
    Transportation 700 1,050 -
    Misc. 600 600 -
    Total 57,010 43,110 50,160

    Saint Peter's University Scholarships

    • The institute offers various kinds of financial support like awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.
    • The average package includes about USD 22000 more or less.
    • Some of scholarships offered to students have been listed below:
      • Chemical Bank Scholarship
      • Rev. Harold Parsons Scholarship
      • Codey Scholarship
      • MCJ Foundation Scholarship

    Saint Peter's University Alumni Network

    The university keeps its alumni in touch via communities in person and online. Further, they can also recruit students for their businesses. They can also avail career counseling services, attend alumni networking events and career fairs.

    Some notable alumni from the university are:

    • Keydren Clark – Basketball Player
    • Joseph Doria – American Politician
    • Ken Jennigs – American Actor
    • Albio Sires – U.S. Representative

    Saint Peter's University Placements

    • The university has a 95% employment rate. Also, they have more than 600 partners belonging from corporate and non-profit organizations. Placements are offered in the fields of psychology, business management, sports management, accounting, computer science, etc.
    • The highest subject wise salary reported by industries is as follows:
    Subject/Course Salary Per Year (Annually)
    Accounting 70,000
    Biology 45,000
    Economics 60,000
    Social Sciences 42,000
    Business Management 75,000
    Computer Sciences 100,000
    Health and Physical Education 54,000
    International Business/Commerce 60,000
    $34,4401st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $36,3861st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $36,3861st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    Saint Peter's University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $36,386 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score1020930111086
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing515470560-

    Saint Peter's University Acceptance Rate

    91.3 %

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    Graduate Programs
    Total Applicants
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    Saint Peter's University enrollment

    Saint Peter's University Enrollment
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    Graduate Enrollment
    Graduation Rate
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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $36,386 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $34,440 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $15,334 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,300 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,500 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $2,900 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,350 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,350 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    Program wise accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    Nursing Programs
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing


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    College Rating

    Based on 1 Students Rating

    7.3 out of 10
    5.0/10Social Life


    7.3 /10

    This is one of the best universities in New Jersey, also I had relatives in New Jersey who are permanent citizens of the USA and they suggested to me Saint Peter's University. I also did a one-day campus tour before joining the university which gave me a very good impression of the university. So, with no application fee, I applied to the common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is developed in a way to develop the basics and foundation of physics as well as technology. During the first year, the focus is more on higher theoretical physics and the basics of coding and technology . After that, the emphasis is more on coding and some technology fields like web development, data science , robotics and the need for physics in these fields . During the end of the course, projects and thesis papers are given significance .

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    2641 Kennedy Blvd

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Train Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Restaurant
    • Book Store

    Bus Station

    JFK Blvd at Montgomery St0.06 km
    Montgomery St at Kennedy Blvd, St Peters College0.09 km
    JFK Blvd at Glenwood Ave0.11 km
    JFK Blvd at Highland Ave0.12 km
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    Train Station

    Journal Square Transportation Center0.94 km
    Grove Street Path Trains2.58 km
    Newport3.18 km
    Exchange Place3.50 km
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    FlyNYON3.22 km
    Rollins Jersey City Helistop3.24 km
    Colgate-Jersey City Heliport3.67 km
    Paulus Hook Pier Heliport3.67 km
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    Book Store

    HarperCollins Publishers5.50 km
    Shared Book5.57 km
    B.J. Magazines Inc.5.59 km
    Midtown Comics Downtown5.94 km
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    Bhow Kaushal K0.86 km
    Kings Pharmacy5.37 km
    ICT5.69 km
    Pharmacy Channel5.70 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Kcc mall of marbel1.27 km
    Newport Centre2.81 km
    Newport Plaza2.93 km
    Shops At Lincoln Harbor5.41 km
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    Tribeca Grill5.25 km
    NINJA NEW YORK5.37 km
    Ruth's Chris Steak House5.44 km
    City Winery5.52 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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