What happens when you put one of the world’s greatest teaching organizations next to one of the greatest cities in the world? You get Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution of higher education just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, entertainment, business, and professional opportunities. Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit colleges in the country and the only one in New Jersey. As a Jesuit university, Saint Peter’s provides a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real word experience, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports you long after graduation.
National Recognition with Personal Attention
Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that it surged in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. The University ranked highest in the state of New Jersey and 12th overall for Best Value in the Regional Universities North category. It also remains among the top 100 “Best Regional Universities in the North” with a considerable climb of 16 places on the list.
Career Focused Academic Programs on a Global Scale
With an undergraduate student–faculty ratio of 13:1 and a stellar faculty committed to success, Saint Peter’s offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, including its newest program in ESports business. As one of the first universities in the country to offer this program, Saint Peter’s Esports business specialization equips students with the knowledge needed to excel in one of the fastest-growing sectors in the sports and entertainment industry. Additional academic opportunities include the University’s 5-year Accelerated Master’s degrees, an Honors program, study abroad through the Global Learning Center, short-term global learning courses, and service learning courses. Saint Peter’s also offers master’s level and doctoral degree programs. The University is small enough to know you by name and big enough to bring the world to your door.
Location, Location, Location
Saint Peter’s University is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, which provides students with unbeatable cultural experiences and internship and career opportunities. Being at Saint Peter’s means you are a 12-minute train ride from the heart of New York City. Gallery openings, parks, museums, shops, and shows are right at your fingertips. The other serious advantage to its location is any job, internship, or professional interest you can think of is close by. In fact, the University offers several courses in the city, making it an extension of its classrooms.
Value of a Jesuit Education
Being part of a Jesuit university community means academic excellence. The teachings of Saint Ignatius shape the University’s mission and thus provide its foundation for educating students. Saint Peter’s University educates the whole person, including the intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions. Regardless of background or faith, the faculty will encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of the world around you. Then you will be encouraged to “go forth and set the world on fire.” Saint Peter’s students develop a desire to serve — whether it’s with a cause or an organization, or a lifelong commitment to giving back. They build an unshakeable foundation of ethics that will guide their future achievements. And they build a sense of community that lasts a lifetime. This Jesuit-based education not only prepares Saint Peter’s students for their careers but also inspires them to be caring, contributing members of society.
Facilities and Opportunities to Transform Your Experience
The residential, urban campus is home to the 3,600 proud Saint Peter’s University students. Places like the Mac Mahon Student Center offers a wide variety of dining options, a fitness center, meeting spaces for student clubs and activities, a performance space, and a game room. It is the hub of student life. The School of Business in Dineen Hall offers a Trading Room with Bloomberg certified computers to help our future business leaders learn about trading and finance. Classrooms at Saint Peter’s are smart classrooms, seminar rooms, and science labs to provide you the learning environment to succeed.
Hands-on Experience from the Moment You Arrive
Saint Peter’s knows its graduates gain just as much experience outside the classroom as they do inside, which is why it’s a priority to connect students with great learning opportunities at companies, organizations, and programs worldwide. Many Saint Peter’s students participate in internships with world-renowned companies and organizations. Students also have the opportunity to study internationally through the Center for Global Learning or work hand-in-hand with faculty to conduct innovative research in various areas of study.
All freshmen are invited to join a Career Community, which is an opportunity to develop professional skills, connect with peers, engage with the University and build a foundation for career readiness. The Career Communities are organized by academic program and career interest and include STEM and Health Sciences, Education and Social Sciences, Government, Service and Criminal Justice, Business Finance and Global Perspectives, and Liberal Arts, Humanities and Communications.
As one of the selected universities with NGO (nongovernment organization) status, students and faculty are able to be a part of programs at the United Nations. The honors program asks students to conduct in-depth research in subject areas of their choice so as to be better prepared for a career or graduate school. Saint Peter’s University offers students a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum, experiential career opportunities, spiritual and service oriented opportunities, and social and cultural advantages.
Proud to Be a Peacock
Saint Peter’s students are truly the heart of its community. They are amazing individuals from diverse backgrounds. They are leaders, athletes, students, and most importantly Peacocks. The Saint Peter’s University alumni network is 30,000 strong. Once you join its community, you are part of something special.