Saint Peter’s University

4 Year College Private College
www.saintpeters.edu/international

Contact Information

Saint Peter’s University

Office of Admission

Contact email:  admissions@saintpeters.edu

Phone:  201-761-7100

Fax: 201-761-7105

Website: www.saintpeters.edu/international

Application Deadlines

Admission is rolling and notification of the admissions decision is made once the admissions file is complete. It is recommended that students submit all of their information by June 1st for Fall Admission or November 1st for Spring Admission.

Locations

Main Campus
2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306

About

Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Saint Peter’s University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the only Jesuit University in New Jersey. Guided by the traditions that have been in place for more than 140 years, we are proud to offer our students learning opportunities, career possibilities, and life-changing experiences.

Our bustling urban campus, our welcoming diverse community, and access to the country’s biggest metropolitan area, make the unique combination of achieving success and having an impact not only possible, but incredibly powerful.

Key Facts

  • Caring community of students, faculty and staff.
  • Rated Crains New York Top 10 MBA program in New York City.
  • Jersey City ranked in the top 5 cities to live in for Millennials by Forbes 2015.
  • Faculty are highly qualified and respected in their fields. Over 90% of the faculty holds a doctoral or terminal degree.
  • 65-million-dollar Mac Mahon Student Center open to all resident and commuter students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Financial trading room opened 2014 for real-time training and experience with industry software
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable campus.
  • Our students reach New York City in minutes by train, bus, or ferry.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Associates, Bachelor’s and graduate.
For a complete listing of academic majors, visit: http://www.saintpeters.edu/academics/

Student Demographics

Total student enrollment is 3,000 (2,300 undergraduate and 700 graduate students).
Nearly 80% of the student body is from New Jersey, with 17% from other states and 3% from outside of the United States. More than 40 countries are represented.

ESL Program and Support Services

The Center English Language Acquisition and Culture offers programs for incoming freshmen, transfer students and adults who are learning English as an additional language or who are fluent English speakers but experience language acquisition difficulties with reading and/or writing. Additionally, the University’s Center for Advancement in Language and Learning (CALL) provides tutors and supplemental academic instruction to all Saint Peter’s University students. Trained student tutors offer assistance in writing and mathematics as well as certain specialty subjects. Help with study skills, reading improvement, and all phases of research paper development is also available. For students looking for a full time ESL program, Saint Peter’s University partners with Kaplan, FLS and ELS. Students will have to seek admission to partner ESL program providers directly.

Student Housing Options

First year student housing is available in the traditional dormitory-style residence halls that feature lounges with kitchenettes, computer labs, wireless internet access and 24-hour security. Upper-class students can choose apartment-style living with a choice of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with private kitchens and baths. Graduate student housing is available but limited.

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

Step 1: Complete and submit ONE of these admissions applications:
Common Application OR Saint Peter’s University International Admissions Application.
All applications may be scanned, emailed, faxed or mailed back to the Office of Admission.
Step 2: Send the following documents to the Office of Admission

  • Academic credentials with English translation. Transcripts must be sent directly from your secondary school, university or an EducationUSA advisor. If you are using the Common Application for submission, items should be uploaded to the Common Application but may be scanned, faxed or mailed if they are coming directly from your secondary school, university or an EducationUSA advisor. Students may be required to submit credentials to a NACES approved agency, such as WES, ECE or EP, for evaluation.
    • Transfer students must provide official transcripts from all previously attended universities in addition to proof of secondary school completion. Students may be required to submit credentials to a NACES approved agency, such as WES, ECE or EP, for evaluation. Evaluations must be sent directly from the NACES evaluation provider.
  • Proof of English proficiency (scores must be sent directly from testing agency.)
    • TOEFL 79 IBT, 550 PBT or IELTS 6.5 overall
    • TOEFL may be waived per Dean of International Enrollment. In lieu of a TOEFL or IELTS score, students may use SAT or ACT test scores to satisfy the English Language Requirement.
    • Completion of ELS Language Center course with a score of 112, Kaplan Advanced Level or FLS Language Center level 15.
  • Saint Peter’s University International Statement of Financial Support including proof of funding. This form may be scanned, faxed or mailed back to the Office of Admission with proof of funding.
  • Short essay or personal statement (included in the application but may be sent separately).
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, school official, coach or community service coordinator. Recommendations should come directly from the recommender and may be scanned, faxed or mailed back to the Office of Admission. A SKYPE or in person interview may be used in lieu of a recommendation letter.
  • Copy of valid passport page. Include a copy of your visa if you are currently on a valid visa in the United States of America.

Advance credits may be given to AP, IB and A level results.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

Same Requirements as first year students but an NACES evaluation will be required for most foreign transcripts Bachelor’s Degree>

Admission Requirements for Graduate Students

Step 1: Apply for Admission to Saint Peter’s University by filling out an online graduate application.

Application Procedures:
In addition to a completed graduate application, students must provide the following for review:

  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university or international equivalent. Transcripts must be sent directly from your secondary school, university or an EducationUSA advisor.
  • Academic credentials with English Translation (if necessary) may require an evaluation from a NACES approved agency such as WES, ECE or EP for students applying from countries other than the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Canada. Evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluation agency.
  • Proof of English proficiency (scores must be sent directly from testing agency.)
    • TOEFL 79 IBT, 550 PBT or IELTS 6.5 overall.
    • Completion of ELS Language Center course of 112, Kaplan Advanced Level or FLS Language Center level 15.
  • Personal statement (500) words or more.
  • 2–3 recommendation letters.
  • Résumé.
  • Saint Peter’s University International Statement of Financial Support including proof of funding. This form may be scanned, faxed or mailed back to the Office of Admission with proof of funding.
  • Copy of valid passport page. Include a copy of your visa if you are currently on a valid visa in the United States of America.

Additional criteria may be required depending on program/degree. Please check the web pages of the graduate program you are interested in applying to before submitting your application.
GRE or GMAT optional but test score results may waive TOEFL or IELTS requirements

Visa Categories Offered

F1 – for students

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

Undergraduate Estimated Expenses
Estimated expenses are for full-time study for one academic year (2 semesters)—12 academic credits minimum to 18 credits maximum. Amounts listed are in United States dollars. Students wishing to take additional credits per semester should plan on additional expenses. Undergraduate Direct Charges
Tuition …………………………………………………………. $32,170
School fees …………………………………………………… $1,000
Total Net Cost Direct Charges …………………………….$33,170
Incidental Charges
Room and board ………………………………………………$13,459
Personal Expenses……………………………………………$1,000
Books and supplies …………………………………………..$500
Health insurance……………………………………………….$500
Total Incidental Charges …………………………….$15, 459
Total Undergraduate Comprehensive Fee ………..$48,459*
Note: If you require a dependent I-20, please demonstrate an additional $10,000USD per year of financial support.
Graduate Estimated Expenses
Estimated expenses are for full-time study for one academic year (2 semesters). Amounts listed are in United States dollars. Students wishing to take an additional semester per year should plan on additional tuition expenses.
Graduate Direct Charges
Tuition…………………………………………………..$26,730
Total Net Cost Direct Charges ………………………..$26,730
Incidental Charges
Room and board …………………………………………$6,838-$9,036
Personal Expenses……………………………………..$1,000
Books and supplies …………………………………….$500
Health insurance…………………………………………$500
Total Incidental Charges …………………………$8,838-$11,036
Total Comprehensive Fee ……………………….$35,568-$37,766*
Note: If you require a dependent I-20, please demonstrate an additional $10,000USD per year of financial support. *Total Comprehensive Fee will depend on a student’s selected field of study.
All costs and fees subject to change pending final Board of Trustee approval.

Financial Assistance

International undergraduate students will be considered for merit-based scholarships based on academic performance, standardized test scores, recommendations and other evidence of merit. Official SAT or ACT test scores may be required for students wishing to be considered for our highest merit based scholarships. For estimated cost to attend Saint Peter’s University as an international, please refer to the Saint Peter’s University International Statement of Financial Support.

Student Activities and Campus Life

The Office of Student Activities seeks to educate the “whole person” through co-curricular activities that complement a student’s academic experience. The office oversees more than 50 student organizations that offer events on campus. In addition, Student Activities offers several exciting events each semester that allow students to interact, unwind, and take advantage of the NYC/metropolitan area.