Saint Peter's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Saint Peter's University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Saint Peter's University are fairly open; in 2016, the school admitted around three-quarters of those who applied. Students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good shot at being accepted. In order to apply, interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

If you have any questions about applying, or would like to visit the campus, you are encouraged to contact the admissions office at Saint Peter's for assistance.

Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Peter's University Description:

Founded in 1872, Saint Peter's University is the only Jesuit college in New Jersey. The main campus is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a second campus in Englewood Cliffs caters to adult learners. The school has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average class size is 22 students. Saint Peter's University has a largely undergraduate focus, but the school also offers master's programs in business and education.

Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 academic programs, and professional fields in business, nursing, and criminal justice are among the most popular. Students can choose from over 50 student-run clubs and organizations, while on the athletic front, the Saint Peter's Peacocks and Peahens compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The university fields 19 Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,544 (2,672 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,192
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,956
  • Other Expenses: $1,300
  • Total Cost: $52,448

Saint Peter's University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,809
    • Loans: $5,841

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Bowling

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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