Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ 07306
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Saint Peter's University is one of the twenty-six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in New Jersey. The campus is located in an urban area, in Jersey City.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,524 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 651 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 534 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 82%). Every year 54% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Saint Peter's's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $35,326, and fees were $1,076. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $35,326 and $1,076 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students3,524
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate82%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 52
Master's degree 1 7
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1984 - 12/31/2005
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1110
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Considered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,178/credit
In State Students$1,178/credit
Out of State Students$1,178/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,115/credit
In State Students$1,115/credit
Out of State Students$1,115/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $53,010 $53,010 $53,010
ADN 70 $82,460 $82,460 $82,460
BSN 125 $147,250 $147,250 $147,250
FNP 50 $55,750 $55,750 $55,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Saint Peter's University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 72% $5,050
Other Federal Grant 9% $955
State Grant & Scholarships 66% $10,715
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $20,581
Federal Student Loans 54% $5,327
Private Loans 3% $14,203


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,856
$30,001 to $48,000$10,794
$48,001 to $75,000$16,056
$75,001 to $110,000$19,874
Over $110,000$19,347

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
Saint Peter's University
2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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