Facts & Stats
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
Job placement rate
Students receive financial aid
Accelerated Master’s Programs
average class size
Full-time Faculty Members
Campus & Location
Saint Peter’s University (formerly College) was chartered by a special Act of the Legislature of New Jersey on April 3, 1872. and is authorized “to exercise all the powers, functions, and prerogatives of a university.”
Saint Peter’s University is one of twenty-seven Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the only one in New Jersey.
The campus is set on 30 acres in Jersey City, the second largest city in New Jersey.
12 minutes by PATH train from New York City.
Programs are approved to be offered at various locations and courses are offered in several high schools in New Jersey .
Our remarkably diverse undergraduate and graduate student body originates from 32 states and from more than 60 countries around the world.
- Fall 2022 student body: 3,430
- Fall 2022 Undergraduate students: 2,071
- Master’s and Doctoral students: 1,359
- Geographic Origin: 82% of full-time undergraduates are from New Jersey, 12% are from other states, and 6% are from foreign countries.
- Diversity of Undergraduates: 18% Black, 41% Hispanic, Asian 8%
106 full time and 220 part time faculty members who teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
84% of all full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees; 91% 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).
The undergraduate faculty-student ratio is 11:1
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid is granted to 99 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 $34,000.
Pell Recipients 2022–23: 1,115
Through the Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning 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 McDermott, Dinneen, Pope, Gannon and Rankin halls.
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.
Library: The Edward and Theresa O’Toole Library is the central information hub on campus, providing many on-site and online services to support the programs of study. The facility includes a modernized Digital Research Commons, the Digital Humanities Center, seating areas for collaboration or individual study and laptop bar. Library services include, but are not limited to, citation assistance, interlibrary loan, media collection, dissertation support, open educational resources, loaner chromebooks, information literacy and literature search training, printing service and circulation service.
Residential: Lounges, kitchenettes, computer labs and Internet access are available for students who reside in Millennium, Whelan or Saint Peter halls. Panepinto and Durant halls provide apartment-style living with kitchens, bathrooms and Internet access for upperclassmen.
Saint Peter’s fields 16 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, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Swimming/Diving.
Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/Diving, 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, and the Tribune 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 Climate Leadership Network.
Saint Peter’s University has been included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.
A Sustainability Council established in 2013 fosters educational programs protecting our environment.