Facts and Stats
Campus & Location
- Saint Peter’s University is one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the only one in New Jersey.
- Set on 30 acres in Jersey City, second largest city in New Jersey.
- 12 minutes by PATH train from New York City.
- Branch campus for adult students in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and educational sites at companies such as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Pershing, and in schools in Passaic, Middlesex, and Monmouth Counties.
- Our remarkably diverse undergraduate and graduate student body originates from 29 states and from more than 36 countries around the world.
- Fall 2012 student body: 3,045
- Fall 2012 Undergraduate students: 2,344.
- Average undergraduate class size: 16.
- Percentage of Full-time undergraduates living on campus: 41%.
- Master’s and Doctoral students: 728.
- Geographic Origin: 82% of full-time undergraduates are from New Jersey, 14% are from other states, and 4% are from foreign countries.
- Diversity of Undergraduates: 31.2% Black, 29.3% Hispanic, Asian 10.5%, 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan
Saint Peters University accreditations include:
- The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing programs)
- The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (Teacher Preparation Program)
- Saint Peter’s University is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education for teacher training.
- 115 full time and 164 part time faculty members, who teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Jesuit professors make up 6% of the faculty.
- 80% of all full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees; 90% of those who are tenured or on tenure-track hold doctoral or terminal degrees.
- Our professors are committed to excellence in higher education, the Jesuit commitment of cura personalis (the personal care and concern of each student).
- Faculty-student ratio is 12:1
- Saint Peter’s University offers over 60 undergraduate, adult undergraduate and graduate programs.
- The University has seven graduate degree programs in Education, Business, Accountancy, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Data Science, Public Administration, and Strategic Communication, each offering a wide range of concentrations.
- Saint Peter’s University offers pre-professional programs in conjunction with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Tuition and Fees for 2013-2014
- Undergraduate: $31,230 per year, plus fees, housing, meals and expenses.
- SPCS (Evening Session Undergraduate): $750 per credit.
- Graduate/Doctorate: $990 per credit.
- Financial Aid is granted to 98 percent of our full-time undergraduate students in the form of academic, need-based, and athletic grants. The average Financial Aid package is more than $20,000.
- Pell Recipients 2012-13: 1,275
- Through our Office of Career Services we provide assistance in finding full-time jobs. Workshops, individualized advising, and resource materials help students fine-tune career goals.
- Saint Peter’s University is proud of its diverse, talented, and active alumni body, with more than 33,000 working in business, law, medicine, education, politics, public service, the sciences, arts and humanities.
- Academic: The main campus maintains five instructional buildings, including Gannon Hall, a science building that recently underwent a $9 million renovation.
- Student Center: The Mac Mahon Student Center, designed with the input of students, features living room areas, a coffee shop, a University store, spacious dining areas, fitness and game rooms, office space, and The Duncan Family Sky Room, an event facility for 430 people that offers breathtaking skyline views of New York City.
- Athletics: The Yanitelli Recreational Life Center is a 125,000 sq. ft. facility that offers five indoor tennis courts, three gymnasiums, a racquetball court, an indoor golf-practice facility, an Olympic-size swimming pool with two diving boards, a fitness center with strength and cardiovascular training, weight room and a spin room. Softball, baseball and soccer are played at Joseph J. Jaroschak Field, just minutes from the Jersey City campus.
- Technology: The University is a wireless campus, and our students are granted open-door access to more than 300 computers in 20 labs. In addition, each residential hall (except Murray) has a mini-lab that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All classrooms have Internet access.
- Libraries: The Edward and Theresa O’Toole Library contains more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space, housing approximately 260,000 volumes on four floors, as well as a café and multiple learning spaces. The library at the branch campus in Englewood Cliffs offers an additional 30,000 volumes. Together, the libraries subscribe to 750 periodicals, with more than 10,000 additional full-text periodicals that are available through the library’s Web site, along with 1,200 links to academic and government Internet resources.
- Residential: Lounges, kitchenettes, computer labs and Internet access are available for freshmen who reside on the east campus in Millennium, Whelan or Saint Peter halls. Veterans’ Memorial Court, 140 Complex, Durant Hall and Murray Hall provide apartment-style living with private kitchens, bathrooms and Internet access for upperclassmen.
- Saint Peter’s fields 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams and a Cheerleading team. It is a founding member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
- Men: Baseball, Basketball, Co-ed Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Tennis.
- Women: Basketball, Bowling, Co-ed Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Volleyball.
- More than 50 student-run organizations, such as Student Government Association, Student Entertainment Board, WSPR Radio, Peacock Nation, Argus Eyes Drama Society, Gannon Debating Team, Aiden C. McMullen Chorale, Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and the Pauw Wow newspaper, offer activities to complement the academic experience.
- Through a number of volunteer opportunities that foster relationships with local, national and global associations, approximately 800 students contribute more than 16,000 hours of service annually. Numerous intramural sports programs promote physical and social interaction indoors and on the fields.
- Religious services and spiritual retreats are offered for all faiths.
Commitment to the Environment
- Saint Peter’s University is a signatory of the American Presidents’ Colleges and University Climate Commitment (APCUCC) Effective January 1, 2010, Saint Peter’s is the second private University in the state of New Jersey to purchase green energy as its sole source of electricity.
- In 2012 the University undertook a major Green Energy Initiative by installing clean technology that will reduce its carbon emissions by 6.4 million pounds per year, or the equivalent of a carbon saving benefits of a 615 acre pine forest.
- A new Sustainability Council was established in 2013 to foster awareness of protecting our environment.