Established in 1872, Saint Peter's University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Jersey City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New Jersey. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Saint Peter's University (SPU) is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic ((Jesuit - www.jesuit.org)) religion. Saint Peter's University (SPU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 144 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.