Our Jesuit Reputation Precedes Us
It’s all about rigorous academics, a supportive environment, and Jesuit values. Our students come here to earn a degree, but leave with so much more. Jesuit education is respected and recognized the world over for embracing the richness of the human experience – mind, body, and spirit. A degree from a Jesuit institution lets the world know of your desire to make your mark on the world in a meaningful way.
Academics with Purpose
This supportive environment includes a 1:12 faculty-to-student ratio and average class size of 18 students. As you can imagine the benefits of personal interaction with faculty and classmates range from thrilling debate, to networking, to building lifelong friendships and personal bonds. Our community is bigger than you might think. Everyone connected to Saint Peter’s – from Career Services to Graduate and Professional Studies – has a singular goal — helping you achieve your dream.
To this end most students are well on their way. A Saint Peter’s alum is well rounded (thanks in part to our liberal arts core) and experienced. In fact, 55% of seniors participate in a practicum, internship, field experience or clinical assignment. (Internships are a possibility as early as freshman year.) Our graduates have been recruited by impressive companies and organizations such as 1010 WINS Radio, Bank of New York Mellon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, First Investors, ING Financial, Internal Revenue Service, KPMG, LLP, New York Life Insurance Co., The New York Times, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
This is Where You Optimize Your College Years
As you might expect, the vastness of your college experience is not limited to the classroom. With our campus being in the heart of Jersey City any job, internship, or professional interest you can think of is close by. Downtown Jersey City – also known as Wall Street West – is a major financial services hub and home to corporate offices like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Fidelity Investments. A free shuttle bus takes students to and from the Journal Square PATH station for a direct train takes you to New York in minutes.
Affordable and Powerful
Saint Peter’s University offers scholarships and grants that make us one of the most affordable private colleges and universities in the region and give many deserving students the chance to pursue studies that would otherwise be out of reach. Our alumni can attest to the might of a Jesuit education and the doors such an experience can open. Are you a future alum? We invite you to visit us and get a feel for how one of the greatest teaching traditions in the world, in the hands of a supportive community, and in the most exciting region in the United States is a life changing experience.