Saint Peter's University

602 reviews
  1. Jersey City, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Saint Peter's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
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
57%
SAT Range
810-990
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,970/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,434/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,439/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,667/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,551/ 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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Driven
    41%
  • Interested
    22%
  • Ignorance
    15%
  • Remarkable
    15%
  • I feel like some students are rude and unfriendly
    4%
  • Unmotivated, apathy towards after graduation
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
59%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    79%
  • Different
    13%
  • Wonderful
    8%

After Saint Peter's University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
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

Reviews

602 reviews
  • Excellent
    62
  • Very Good
    182
  • Average
    286
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    25
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!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
Saint Peter's University has a diverse community of professors. Some professor are experts in their field, but are not great teachers and sometimes force the students to learn the material on their own. Other professors are both experts in their field and great at teaching and getting students to understand certain difficult concepts. The classes run 50 minutes long on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays and Fridays, they run for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Labs can be up to 3-4 hours long. In general, classes are not dreadfully long, allowing the professors to keep the student's attention, instead of an extremely long class where students may fall asleep or lose focus. Our general curriculum has some unnecessary aspects, however every class is valuable and can vary widely. As a science major, I have seen and experienced the best and worst classes or professors, and I always suggest consulting Rate My Professor before enrolling in any course.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago
My experiences with the courses and professors have been good. The professors will help you and answer any question you ask. I have been able to talk to professors and contact them outside the classroom for anything and they are willing to help their students. Also the class sizes are good they are not huge like the classes at a college like Rutgers or Penn State. I feel like if you pay attention in class, take notes, read and study and listen to the professors you will be just fine.As far as the quality of courses go that will depend on your interests and your work ethics.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago