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Colleges / Saint Peter's University

Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

Saint Peter's University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Peter's University. The acceptance rate at Saint Peter's University is 93%. Last year, 2,627 students applied to Saint Peter's University and 2,439 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Saint Peter's University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Saint Peter's University for the fall semester should hear back from Saint Peter's University by November 7.

Saint Peter's University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Saint Peter's University's admissions stats.

Saint Peter's University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Saint Peter's University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Saint Peter's University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Saint Peter's University?

Saint Peter's University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is Saint Peter's University Challenging To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Peter's University. Saint Peter's University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Saint Peter's University accepted 93% of students, approximately 2,439 from the 2,627 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Saint Peter's University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Saint Peter's University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Saint Peter's University

Saint Peter's University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Saint Peter's University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Saint Peter's University

What does Saint Peter's University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Saint Peter's University for more information on admission factors.

Saint Peter's University Application Requirements

To apply to Saint Peter's University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Saint Peter's University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Saint Peter's University?

Students admitted to Saint Peter's University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. Saint Peter's University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Saint Peter's University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Saint Peter's University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Saint Peter's University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Saint Peter's University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Saint Peter's University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Saint Peter's University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Saint Peter's University.

Does Saint Peter's University accept transfer credits?

✅ Saint Peter's University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Saint Peter's University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Saint Peter's University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Saint Peter's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Saint Peter's University?

✅ Saint Peter's University is not test optional.

What is Saint Peter's University's acceptance rate?

✅ Saint Peter's University has an acceptance rate of 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Saint Peter's University?

❌ Saint Peter's University does not offer early decision.

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Saint Peter's University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Saint Peter's University? Saint Peter's University is a somewhat selective institution. The Saint Peter's University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Saint Peter's University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Peter's University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Saint Peter's University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Saint Peter's University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Saint Peter's University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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