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Saint Peter's University
Jersey City, NJ
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,672
   Women 1,716 (64.2%)
   Men 956 (35.8%)
Graduate Students 872
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 4,611 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.26
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,448
  Tuition and Fees $35,192
  Room and Board $14,956
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $33,205
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 113
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
Jersey City Population 257,342
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 46% of freshmen, 31% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Peacocks/Peahens
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
23.4% Black/African-American
41.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
16.2% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students 2.0%
First-Year Students Returning 80.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 38.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported