Saint Peters College

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. That number grew to one hundred and twenty-three by year's end. They aged from ten to fifteen, and thus none of them were doing college-level work. As more students arrived work began on a new school building on Grand Street in 1899.

By 1900 the College had granted 63 Bachelor degrees and 26 Master's degrees. Five years later, the College and Saint Peter's High School, though located in the same building, were distinct academic institutions. From 1918 to 1930, the College closed down because of World War I and because Jesuit superiors wanted to concentrate their manpower in other colleges on the East Coast. As noted in the College yearbook, "The classrooms went empty. The faculty closed their markbooks, and left for the battlefields."

It reopened in 1930 on the fourth floor of the Chamber of Commerce Building in downtown Jersey City, and women were admitted... [ Read All ]

Jersey City

United States

2641 Kennedy Boulevard
NJ 07306
Phone: 201-915-9213

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Our Aims

Saint Peter’s College, founded in 1872, is a Jesuit, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts college in an urban setting which seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in a diverse and global society. Committed to academic excellence and individual attention, Saint Peter's College provides education, informed by values, primarily in degree-granting programs in the arts, sciences, and business, to resident and commuting students from a variety of backgrounds.  

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Location and Getting there

Saint Peter's College has an 18-acre main campus in Jersey City, a branch campus for adult learning in Englewood Cliffs, and several off-site locations.  

Department and information about the department

Department of Fine Arts:  

Academic Staff and Description  

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Information For  Undergraduates

The Fine Arts Department offers the following programs:

Art History Major
Fine Arts Major
Visual Arts Major
Graphic Arts Major
Graphic Arts Major with Photography Concentration
Music Minor
Visual Arts Minor
Art History Minor
Graphic Arts Minor
Theatre Arts Minor  

Information For  Postgraduates

Applicants seeking admission to graduate study must hold bachelor's degrees from accredited American colleges or universities, or equivalent degrees from foreign colleges or universities. Students in the process of completing the bachelor's degrees may apply for admission, which will be contingent upon the successful completion of their bachelor's degrees.  

Information For  International Students

International students must submit application and required documents at least 2 months prior to the start of the term for which they wish to begin graduate study. I-20's will only be issued to individuals who have been accepted as fully matriculated students. Inernational students must submit all of the requirements listed on the program's admission requirement's page as well as the following:

TOEFL - test of English as a foreign language; in some programs evidence of english speaking courses or a letter from a professor attesting to the applicant's english proficiency may be accepted
course by course evaluation reporting a 4 year bachelor's degree (evaluations are accepted from World Education Services, Globe Language Services, Credentials Evaluation Service, Inc., International Consultants Inc., Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc., and Foundation for International Services, Inc.)  


Student Facilities

Resources and Services for Students:  

Student Life

Campus life at Saint Peter’s is vibrant and inspiring. Students are encouraged to take part in all that the College offers.
The Office of Campus Ministry is a person-centered ministry which offers religious services that include all faiths, spiritual retreats, and trips to Central and South America to help those in need.

Through the Center for Experiential Learning & Career Services students can apply for internships, and part-time or summer employment, as well as explore post-graduate career opportunities.

The Center for Personal Development is available to provide counseling services to Saint Peter's College students in support of personal, professional and educational growth.

Community Service and Service Learning programs provide our students with the chance to make a difference in the local community. The College maintains close ties to Jersey City and its neighboring communities, and national programs, such as the America Reads Tutoring Initiative, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps.

The Dean of Students serves as an advocate for the student body.

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The Office of Residence Life exists to serve the resident students of the College by providing a safe and secure living-learning community conducive to encouraging academic achievement. We compliment the College’s mission by providing personal care and attention through focusing on the holistic growth of each individual. Residence Life empowers our students to face the challenges of personal and intellectual development, and encourages our students to accept responsibility for themselves as individuals as well as members of the community. We guide our students in their efforts to clarify their personal values and ethics, and promote community service in the spirit of men and women for others.  

How To Apply

Online Application:  

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