Saint Peter’s University (Saint Peters)

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Saint Peters can be found in Jersey City, NJ, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 3,600 students are enrolled at Saint Peters.

Most of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 930 - 1100, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 17 - 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Saint Peters average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. Approximately 80% of all applicant were admitted at Saint Peters, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 12% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Peters Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Peter's University was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,320 college applications submitted to Saint Peters. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Saint Peters ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Saint Peters Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Peter's University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saint Peters is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Peter's University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.2%
  • 2017-2018: 91.3%
  • 2018-2019: 74.2%
  • 2019-2020: 81.0%
  • Projected Saint Peters Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.4%

How Does Saint Peters Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Peters is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Metropolitan College of New York32.2%
Nyack College97.8%
The King?s College41.7%
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art15.5%
St. Francis College78.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Peters (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 550
Math460 - 550
Total Score930 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score17 - 23
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