74%

Acceptance Rate

$33,208

Avg.Financial Aid

002638

FAFSA Code

About Saint Peter's University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,452

Website

www.saintpeters.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Saint Peter's University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Saint Peter's University covers an area of 30 acres. Saint Peter's University was founded in the year 1872. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Saint Peter's University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Ad majorem Dei gloriam (Latin) and its official colors are blue and white. In addition to over 2,423 undergraduate students, SPU also boasts of over 810 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 3,553. The school has an academic staff of 314 who teach various courses to the students. At Saint Peter's University, around 90% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 62% of the students are females and 38% are males. Finally, at SPU around 47% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 19% are Black or African American, and 13% are white. In its 148 years of existence, SPU has produced several known personalities like Thomas F. X. Smith, Bob Hurley, Will Durant, and Edward J. Hart. Sports is an intergral part of any campus, and in this case, the university’s teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – MAAC & NEC. A total of 220 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education), MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council). The total endowment of the Saint Peter's University is around $31 million.

Location & Contact

Address

2641 Kennedy Blvd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2017616000
Fax: 2017616011
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Saint Peter's University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

940 - 1120

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 930-1100, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 17 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Saint Peter's University is 20. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306-5997. To gather more information, they can call them at (201) 761-7400.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,246

Average Annual Cost

$36,386

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,100

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,414

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,300

Total One Year Cost

$55,200

Before applying to SPU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $53,585 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($38,760), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,950), and budget for other expenses ($2,100) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

82%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

67 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

66 Graduates

Biology, General

59 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

57 Graduates

Psychology, General

35 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

32 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

27 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

23 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

23 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

19 Graduates

International Business

19 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

16 Graduates

Marketing

15 Graduates

Sociology

12 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

9 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Economics

8 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

8 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Chemistry

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

4 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

3 Graduates

Area Studies

2 Graduates

Biotechnology

1 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,641

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

60%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

14% White

7% Unknown

21% Black

45% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

10%

Out Of State

85%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,509 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 34% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

34%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$9,616/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,798/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,798/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Peacocks and Peahens

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

120

Total Female Athletes

112

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

2

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SPU. At SPU, $15,950 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Saint Peter's University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,798 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SPU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 38% male and 62% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$20,178

$26,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$209 - 270

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$33,208

Students Receiving Federal Grants

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,255

Students Receiving State Aid

66%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,906

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,406

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$36,977

$30K - $48K

$36,864

$48K - $75K

$30,581

$75K - $110K

$24,945

> $110K

$24,214

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,139,106

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,007,480

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SPU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,398, whereas the financial aid is $23,172. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $11,231 and institutional aid worth $23,172. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SPU based on students' financial needs add up to $2,139,106 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $6,007,480.

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