B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Saint Peter's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Saint Peter's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1030
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,734/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,472/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,431/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,975/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,868/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,208Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Driven
    39%
  • Interested
    25%
  • Ignorance
    14%
  • Remarkable
    14%
  • I feel like some students are rude and unfriendly
    4%
  • Unmotivated, apathy towards after graduation
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
46%
Poll
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    80%
  • Different
    12%
  • Wonderful
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Saint Peter's is a small campus so it is likely you come across the same people daily. It is in an urban area with a diverse community so I enjoy the atmosphere when I attend classes throughout the day. From experience, I can say the professors and staff are readily available for students during a time of need, whether it is academic or personal. College is what you make it and I am fortunate enough to surround myself with friends who make it such an amazing experience. Being a nursing major, I have a pile of workload so I spend a lot of my time at the library, which is an exceptional place to study in without any distraction. SPU clubs also try to get the students into the school spirit and I can say that there are some fun events that can be attended throughout the school year. Regardless, it is predominately commuter school so many of the students return home after classes end, but it is still possible to make friends on campus!
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The environment is extremely diverse and friendly! Small campus so it is easy to make good friends and connections and see the same faces often. The parking issues is a change that will be sweet for commuters like me ( My commute takes about 2 hours). Faculty members are wonderful, compassionate and helps you to succeed!
After my first year at Saint Peter's, I was assured I chose the best college for me. This school has many programs to choose from and is affiliated with many larger universities as well, making it easier to apply for graduate programs elsewhere. This school is great athletics wise. Our men's basketball team, baseball team, and girl's volleyball team are most known for. If there's one thing I could change, it would be a bigger campus.