Saint Peter's College: Narrative Description

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2641 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Tel: (201)915-9000; 888-SPC-9933
Admissions: (201)915-9495
Fax: (201)432-5860
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 15-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $20 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. Total enrollment: 3,282. Faculty: (118 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,041 applied, 67% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Students come from 28 states and territories, 9 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 19% 25 or older, 27% live on campus. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Jesuit Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,180 includes full-time tuition ($19,200), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($8430). College room only: $5230. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $640 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Culture Club, Black Action Committee, Asian American Student Union, Argus Eyes Dramatic Society, Voices of Praise Gospel Choir. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Winter Fest, All-Nighter. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, ID checks at residence halls and library. 763 college housing spaces available; 692 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Theresa and Edward O'Toole Library plus 1 other with 178,587 books, 66,439 microform titles, 1,741 serials, 330 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.2 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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