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C+
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
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Saint Peter's is a private, Catholic university located in Jersey City, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,387 undergraduate students. The Saint Peter's acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Biology. Graduating 54% of students, Saint Peter's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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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
91%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1110
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,377/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,380/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
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.41 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,387Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
250
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Driven
    35%
  • Interested
    23%
  • Ignorance
    16%
  • Remarkable
    13%
  • I feel like some students are rude and unfriendly
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Unmotivated, apathy towards after graduation
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
34%
Poll
60%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • Different
    11%
  • Terrible
    7%
  • Wonderful
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Don't bother with living on campus at this school.

Their dorms and campus safety is absolute complete joke!

I invested in this school to get my degree and mostly As and B's.

Then I decided to move on campus to reduce my commute time and expenses.

I didn't get what I asked for in my roomming application and was expelled for false allegations.

That's time and money I will have to pay on top of what I invested in them.

Don't be like me, either seek education here off campus or invest your time elsewhere with more of competent campus living administration.
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There's a few things I like about Saint Peters University, such as; the friendships I've made, the falcuty that supported me, the fact that it's close to home, and the student diversity. Meeting new people at this school has made this experience more enjoyable, helped me adjust to a new living enviornment, and creating life long friendships along the way. My school has the best support system, and I am just greatful to have them by my side, especially around finals week. Transportation from my school to home is very convinet, the school has a shuttle that drives their students to the bus terminal. Around campus their are students of different ethnicity and culture, Some people even come from other countries. I wish that the Saint Peter's bridge, that goes over JFK Blvd, would extend to a building called Rankin Hall, that way it would be much easier for people with handicap to get to class.
I am a sophomore studying Chemistry- Forensic Science. The Forensic Science unit is fairly new so there can be improvements on hands on laboratory and more classes dealing with Forensics itself. Other than my major, core requirement classes have mixed feelings. I do appreciate taking basic classes such as English, Math, and History, but I do not find it important to take electives like Art, Language, and Theology. The professors are very helpful and students can always rely on (some) of them. The Campus is small which is better for intimate communication and networking with professors and guess speakers. Overall, I will represent myself with great attitude from future graduating for Saint Peter's University.