SPU

Saint Peter's University

2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    12
  • Previously Enrolled
    41

Overview of Saint Peter's University (SPU)

About this school

Saint Peter's University is a private, church-affiliated, multipurpose college. Founded in 1872, it adopted coeducation in 1966. Its 15-acre campus is located in Jersey City, three miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,637
    • Men:941 (35.7%)
    • Women:1,696 (64.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (SPU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Saint Peter's University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 17
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Jersey City, NJ  07306-5997
Phone
(201) 761-7100
Fax
(201) 432-5860
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 7
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 4,670 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 2,894 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 1,776 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
961 (29%) of 3,310 admitted students enrolled
Women
597 (29%) of 2,085 admitted students enrolled
Men
364 (30%) of 1,225 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.29
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
39%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
9%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
27%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SPU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Saint Peter's University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002638
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
651 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
596 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
596 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$33,384
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 591 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,748
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 324 (54.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,594
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 41 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
53 (8.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,382

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,257 (99.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,075 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,075 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$32,097
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,060 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,853
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,278 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,321
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 135 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
178 (7.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,252

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,317
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SPU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


119

Part-Time Faculty


203

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Saint Peter's University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.1%

Programs & Majors (SPU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Pharmacy, clinical and laboratory sciences with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; physician's assistant, physical therapy with Seton Hall University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (SPU)

Location & Geography

Population


257,342

Nearest Metropolitan Area


15 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Jersey City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Peacocks/Peahens
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Saint Peter's University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,387

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,637
Women
1,696
Men
941

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.3% Asian
  • 22.6% Black/African-American
  • 45.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 15.8% White
  • 5.8% Unknown

International Students


2.0%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


887

Student Resources (SPU)

Study resources