Awards & Designations

Institutional Awards

2017 Climate Leadership Awards Finalist

Saint Peter’s University is named as a Finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards for innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience.

2017 Examples of Excelencia Finalist

Saint Peter’s University’s Center for English Language Acquisition and Culture (CELAC) has been designated as a 2017 Examples of Excelencia Finalist for advancing the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education.

Ranked 8th in the Nation, 2017

In a recent study by The Equality of Opportunity Project, Saint Peter’s is ranked 8th in the nation among selective colleges for “Highes Mobility Rate” for improving economic status.

Top Green Colleges, 2016

The Princeton Review placed Saint Peter’s among the most environmentally responsible colleges in their 2016 Guide to 361 Green Colleges. “We strongly recommend Saint Peter’s University and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges,” said The Princeton Review’s Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher.

Ranked 5th in the Nation, 2015

MONEY® Magazine ranks Saint Peter’s fifth nationwide in the category of “Colleges That Add the Most Value.”

2015 President’s Honor Roll

The University made the 2015 President’s Higher Education Honor Roll in the category of Interfaith Community Service for engaging students, faculty and staff of diverse faiths to join forces to tackle community challenges.

2016 Best Regional Colleges, North

Saint Peter’s was recognized by U.S. News as a Best College in the North region.

2015 Unique Venues “Best Of” Award

The Duncan Family Sky Room was named the “Best Training and Development Venue” by Unique Venues Magazine.

2015 Hudson TMA Gold Level Award

Saint Peter’s University received the Gold Level Award as a New Jersey Smart Workplace for 2015 from the Hudson Transportation Management Association.

2015 Community Engagement Classification

Saint Peter’s was recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engaged Institution for demonstrating both “Curricular Engagement” and “Outreach and Partnerships.”

2015 NetVUE Program Development Grant Award

NetVue, the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, is a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students.

2014 Garden State Green Awards, Individual College or University

At the Garden State GreenFest expo, the University was commended for maintaining its commitment to sustainable energy.


Hispanic-Serving Institution

A federal designation for schools that provide assistance to low-income, first generation Hispanic students.

Member Institution, NJ Higher Ed Partnership for Sustainability

NJHEPS seeks to “transform the New Jersey higher education community to consistently practice sustainability and contribute to the state, region and world’s emerging understanding of sustainability, through teaching, research, outreach, operations, and community life.”

Templeton Character Building College

Saint Peter’s is a member of the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges that “exhibit a strong and inspiring campus-wide ethos that articulates the expectations of personal and civic responsibility in all dimensions of college life.”

United Nations NGO

The University is a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the United Nations.