Saint Peters University Housing and Nearby Apartments


Saint Peter's University has greatly increased its on-campus housing options of late, which the school didn't even offer until 1983, when it acquired its first residence hall. Since then Saint Peter's has converted four existing apartment buildings into dorms, and constructed two new on-campus residences. Incoming freshman generally find Saint Peter's on-campus housing in Millennium, Whelan or Saint Peter halls, all on the newer East Campus, and all designed as traditional dorms. Upper-class students seeking on-campus housing enjoy apartment-style facilities at Veterans' Memorial Court, 140 Complex, Durant Hall and Murray Hall, all of which feature private kitchens and bathrooms. But despite the University's commitment to housing, just a little more than one-third of students live in college-owned and operated residences, which leaves hundreds of undergrads and graduate students looking for off-campus housing every year. Within walking distance of campus is the McGinley Square neighborhood, as well as parts of Journal Square and West Side / Lincoln Park areas. And because Saint Peter's is located right near the PATH train at Journal Square (and the school runs a shuttle bus for those not wanting to make the short walk), getting to school from Manhattan, downtown Jersey City, or Hoboken is an easy, excellent option for many students and Saint Peter's faculty members looking for off-campus housing.

About St. Peter's University

For more than 140 years--with a brief break toward the end of World War I, when college-age men were scarce in these parts--the Roman Catholic institution of Saint Peter's has, in one way or another, been a part of the landscape in New Jersey's second largest city, Jersey City. Founded in 1872 and welcoming its first students to its campus, then on Warren Street, a few years later (where the high school currently resides), today Saint Peter's has grown and expanded to be a full-fledged University, with nearly 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students on a 30-acre campus along Jersey City's Kennedy Boulevard. Despite its relatively small number of students for a big-city University, Saint Peter's University offers some 60 different programs for undergraduates, adult undergraduates, and graduate students, including 33 for undergraduates alone. Among the most popular majors at Saint Peter's University are Business, Management, and Marketing; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; any number of Health Professions; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. And in addition to its main campus right near Journal Square, in the heart of Jersey City, Saint Peter's University has also branched out into the suburbs in recent years, with evening and weekend classes for the school's adult programs in Englewood Cliffs and South Amboy. Saint Peter's Jersey City campus has undergone an impressive amount of new construction and renovation is the past few decades, especially within the school's newer East Campus, across Kennedy Boulevard and connected via a pedestrian bridge built less than a decade ago. On Saint Peter's East Campus, for example, there's the new Mac Mahon Student Center, which was designed with the input of students and features large dining areas and lounges, a handy coffee shop and University store, modern fitness and game rooms, and an event facility, the Duncan Family Sky Room, that can fit more than 400 people, with stunning views of the New York City skyline across the river. Scroll down to see apartments near Saint Peters University.