About

History

Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit College of New Jersey, was founded as a liberal arts college for men in 1872.  When classes first started in Jersey City on September 2, 1878, seventy-one students originally enrolled in the Preparatory Department.

On August 17, 2012, Saint Peter’s College officially became known as Saint Peter’s University.

Education

For nearly five hundred years, many of the world’s great leaders and changemakers have had something in common: a Jesuit education. That’s likely because the Jesuit model of education is about more than book studies—it’s about cura personalis, care for the whole person, personal attention, giving back and, yes, rigorous academics. Jesuit education focuses on transformation, becoming the best version of you, so you in turn can affect change on the world around you. Every academic program at Saint Peter’s University is rooted in this powerful idea. Whether you’re a high school student, a college student, a working professional or somewhere in between, this could be the first step on your journey to a better you.

Research

The Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs (OFRSP) is located on the lower level of the O’Toole Library. The OFRSP offers assistance to faculty and administrators in locating, writing, and processing government grants. Also handled through the OFRSP, are internal faculty award applications such as those pertaining to fellowships and funds to do research.

Career

The Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL) provides professional guidance and resources for lifelong career development. CEEL strives to prepare and empower students to make informed career choices that will lead to meaningful careers and purposeful lives. Through our diverse network of employer and community partners we connect students to internships and professional opportunities, and assist them in obtaining gainful employment in our ever-changing urban and global environment. 

Services

Housing services

All of the traditional and apartment-style residence halls at Saint Peter’s University are a few minutes walk from your classes. Plus you are just a PATH train ride away from New York City and its museums, cultural events, shopping and so much more.

But there is so much more to living on campus.

Living on campus greatly enhances your experience here at Saint Peter’s University by providing many opportunities to get involved. Whether it is a lecture at noon, a group meeting in the evening or a spontaneous gathering at midnight, you will be around to participate. You can step out of your front door for classes, meals, sporting events, or prayer. 

Library services

Theresa and Edward O'Toole Library 

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) partners with students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni to advance and support the educational vision and mission of the University. Our focus is on exceptional customer service and solutions which improve, enable and empower all members of the University community.

Medical services

Health Services is a nurse-directed college health facility. A physician is available one day a week to examine, diagnose and treat students in cases of acute illness. The physician is also on call as needed for consultations. Health Services offers first aid, acute illness care, and routine health and nutrition assessments. 

Student Life

Campus life

Campus living is a wonderful and unique experience, a catalyst for personal growth and independence. It provides innumerable opportunities to live with others different from yourself, to become a leader, to improve communication skills, to manage conflict successfully, to make sound decisions, and to broaden your perspective of the world. We invite you to reach beyond yourself and take some risks willingly. Meet your challenges and responsibilities honestly.

As part of the Saint Peter’s residential community, you will have roommates and floormates who will become lifelong friends.  Every day will teach you about yourself, and who you are, who you want to be, and how you can get there. 

Sports facilities

The Yanitelli Center is one of the busiest buildings on campus. And if you’re into sports and fitness you’ll quickly find out why.  The Victor R. Yanitelli Recreational Life Center is home to the University’s NCAA Division I athletic teams and houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, Olympic-sized swimming pool, free-weight room, racquetball, squash and three regulation basketball courts.

Student clubs

Saint Peter’s University offers more than 50 clubs and organizations that create a vibrant campus life and offer you a chance to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, earn important resume credits, and have a lot of fun in the process. And all student activities have a service component to contribute to the local community.

Accreditation

Saint Peter’s University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States