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Saint Peter's University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Saint Peter’s University is the only Jesuit University in New Jersey that provides admissions to over fifty unparalleled majors to choose from depending upon one’s area of interest. The institute is a coveted name in the US Education System that has a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body which originates from 25 states and from more than 35 countries around the world. More than 3,500 students enrolled during the fall 2019 admissions at the university.

The institute observes an acceptance rate of around 91% and is thus a very lightly selective organization with a basic yet holistic approach towards admissions. It requires its candidates to be proficient in their previous academic level, which is standard XII for joining the undergraduate programs and college scores for a graduate program.

Some salient admission-related points to be considered when seeking enrollment at Saint Peter’s University are as follows:

  • Admission to various programs of the institute are enabled twice, once during the fall and second time during spring
  • Fall application process closes on June 1, whereas spring application must be submitted latest by November 1
  • The application has to be filled either through the common application process or by downloading Saint Peter’ University Paper Application, which must be mailed at or directly to the office of admission
  • Letters of Recommendation form an important factor that heavily influence the admission process of the institute.
  • A culmination of the previous academic record, application drafted and potential to materialize University education is taken into account for admitting candidates.
  • Candidates should rely more on SAT/ACT scores in place of TOEFL/IELTS scores for better chances for the undergraduate program merit-scholarships available at the university.
  • Furthermore, a GRE or GMAT score is optional. The score may waive TOEFL/IELTS requirements.


Application PortalOnline/Via mail
Application FeeNil
Average SAT Score (undergraduate)510 on evidence-based reading and writing section
Average ACT Score (undergraduate)19 in each section
Average TOEFL/IELTS Score79 IBT/6.5 (overall)
Average Pearson PTE Score53
Average ELS Language Centre Course Score112
Academic CalendarSemester-wise
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
Financial AidMerit-based scholarship for international students registering for undergraduate programs
Work ExperienceNot required

Admission Deadlines

The institute provides an array of courses for international students and offers admissions to them in the intakes of Fall and Spring. Students intending to get them admitted in the undergraduate or graduate program at the university should not miss the below mentioned deadlines.

Undergraduate Students
FallJune 1
SpringNovember 1
Graduate Students
FallJune 1
SpringNovember 1

International Students Admission

The admission procedure is similar for both international and domestic applicants, with just a few additional steps that must be taken in account by the international aspirants that has been discussed in detail as follows.

How to apply?

Application Portal: Candidates have to follow either of the two methods to submit their application for admission – Common Application OR Saint Peter’s University International Admission Application. Online application can be submitted readily through the portal itself; however the downloaded application form is to be mailed at or directly to the office of admission.

Admission Fee: St. Peter’s doesn’t charge any admission fee. An undergraduate student is, however, expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of 150 USD tuition fee in order to ensure their enrollment and place in the semester. 

Furthermore, an additional non-refundable sum of 250 USD is deposited by those who wish to live in the campus area. The method for sending the deposit can be Wire Transfer, Certified Bank Cheque, International or US Postal Money Order. No such deposit is needed from the side of graduate students during this process.

Biasc Admission Requirements: It’s mandatory for all the International students to fulfill all the below stated criteria in order to get their application reviewed for admission-

  • A completed application
  • Official high school and college transcript (Transcripts from all the universities attended is mandatory for students who are applying under the transfer category.) Transcript must be released by the concerned authority, school in case of undergraduate applicants and college in case of graduate applicants.
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE Score.
  • Personal statement. It must be sent separately even though it’s a part of the application.
  • Letter of Recommendation released by a counselor, teacher, coach or the like. A Skype call can also be considered instead of the letter. In the case of a graduate applicant, 2-3 letters of recommendation are expected.
  • Financial support, including the proof of funding.
  • Copy of valid passport page. Do attach a copy of the visa if you have one that is currently applicable in the USA.
  • Resume for graduate applicants.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International students must produce the score of the English Proficiency Tests like TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent as a mandatory document.The institute has a set criterion for the numerous test scores that they accept which are as listed below.

TestMinimum Required Score
TOEFL/IELTS79 IBT/6.5 (overall)
Pearson PTE53
SAT510 on evidence-based reading and writing section
ACT19 in each section
ELS Language Centre Course112

*Note: Scores of TOEFL/IELTS, Pearson PTE or ELS Language Centre Course are applicable for Graduate programs.

Visa Process for International Students

After the University issues the application letter, a student can apply for a US visa to study in the USA via the nearest US embassy. All the selected International students are given an award letter and SEVIS ID number. This is used to fill the I-20 form. To receive original documents for obtaining the Visa, a student can avail the e-ship global or SASS-smartship option. FedEX must be selected for e-ship global. The express shipping is done solely at the expense of the student.

One can schedule the appointment for Visa after receiving all the documents along with the original I-20 form.

Saint Peter’s University Undergraduate Admissions

The university admits students to numerous courses such as Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Classical Languages, etc. Students are required to submit Academic Transcripts with English translation.

Where to apply: Online Application Portal or Download the form

Application Fee: Not applicable

Admission Requirements: Applicants need to submit the following documents at the time of admission-

  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • English Proficiency Test Scores for International Applicants
  • ACT/SAT Scores (ACT Code: 2604 and SAT and TOEFL Code: 2806)

Saint Peter’s University Graduate Admissions

The institute provides graduate courses such as Business Analytics, Communication and Public Relations, Data Science, etc for applicants seeking study in the USA. Following documents are mandatory for Graduate Admission-

  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Academic transcript
  • Personal statement (not more than 500 words)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL, Pearson PTE, of Completion of ELS Language Centre Course)

Here are some popular Graduate programs offered by the organization along with their corresponding requirements:

RequirementsInternational MBAMS in AccountancyMS in Business AnalyticsMS in Data ScienceMS in Marketing Science
TOEFL/IELTSRequiredRequiredRequiredNot requiredTOEFL required
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsRequired (2 letters)Required (2 letters)Required (2 letters)Required (2 letters)Required (2 letters)
Admission InterviewNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredBy invitation only
GPA (on a scale of 4.0)Not specifiedNot specified3.03.03.0

The consideration of an admission form at Saint Peter’s University is rested upon the academic history of the student, accompanied by his potential to excel in the University educational program. International students should also lay emphasis on the English Proficiency Proof via the test scores of ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS. For scholarships grants, ACT or SAT scores are prioritized.

If the University receives a complete application on its online portal or at, along with the documents suggested, filling all the criteria, one is soon likely to receive an acceptance email. The mail is followed by the I-20 form that’s vital in getting the visa for the USA. Furthermore, accepted applicants must submit the expected non-refundable deposit within the given time frame in order to secure their places in the semester.

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