Office of the President

Welcome to Saint Peter's University, the Jesuit University of New Jersey

As a Jesuit, Catholic institution committed to academic excellence and individual attention, Saint Peter’s University has remained loyal to the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or caring for the whole person, for nearly 150 years. 

The best way to illustrate the lasting impact of a Saint Peter’s education is to look at our graduates and what they go on to do. For a small university and an active alumni body that numbers 35,000, Saint Peter’s has produced an extraordinary share of leaders in nearly every profession, including business, education, law, nursing, government, public policy and more.

The success of our alumni community can be attributed to a number of factors such as our faculty to student ratio of 13 to 1; our more than 50 undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral programs; the state-of-the-art technology found on our Jersey City campus; our top internship program; and our generous scholarship packages, which make a Saint Peter’s education affordable. 

If you take a moment to learn more about Saint Peter’s you will discover the history, traditions, programs, services, and most importantly, the people that make the University such a special place. And as a proud member of the University community for many decades, I can attest to what makes Saint Peter’s so special—pretty much everything about it.

I value the thoughtful contributions of our talented students, faculty, staff and community members. Your ideas, suggestions and comments are always welcome at  


Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D.