Awards, Designations and Recognitions
Leader in Money Magazine’s “Most Transformative Schools”
Saint Peter’s was as been named as a national leader in Money magazine’s list of the “Most Transformative Schools” in the country being ranked 32 on the national list and highest in New Jersey. Money magazine defines a transformative college as one that enables students to beat the odds and produce outcomes that are better than expected given their academic and economic backgrounds.
2020 Highest-Ranked for “Social Mobility” in the Regional Universities North Category
Saint Peter’s University ranked highest in New Jersey and 19th overall for Social Mobility in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings and remains among the top 100 “Best Regional Universities in the North.” Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
2019 50 Most Affordable Online Doctorate in Education
Affordable Schools identified Saint Peter’s University as having one of the most affordable online doctorate in education degree programs. The ranking considered in-state graduate tuition.
2018 NJBIZ Reader Poll Ranking
NJBIZ reader poll ranked Saint Peter’s University’s MBA program among the top three in New Jersey in the Nov. 26 issue of NJBIZ.
2019 Highest-Ranked for “Best Value” in New Jersey and 12th Overall
Saint Peter’s University ranked highest in New Jersey and 12th overall for Best Value in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
2019 Regional Universities North
Saint Peter’s University ranked #81 in Regional Universities North Category in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation
Saint Peter’s University was named first among institutions across the nation as the recipient of the 2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The American Council on Education (ACE) award recognizes institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period.
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.
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.