Saint Peter’s is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, founded in the same tradition as Georgetown University and Boston College. Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University blends a unique learning experience shaped by rigorous academics, internships that provide real-world experience, community service, and a genuine, caring community that supports you long after graduation. Unlike other institutions in New Jersey, the school was racially segregated for many years. It was first integrated in 1936, when the college admitted its first black student. The college granted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree to Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965. The school become co-educational starting in 1966, though women had been admitted to the schools evening program in 1930 and a group of 35 women had been admitted during World War II in an effort to address financial difficulties. With an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and a stellar faculty committed to your success, Saint Peter’s offers more than 50 undergraduate majors as well as master’s level and doctorate programs. We’re small enough to know you by name and big enough to bring the world to your door. Located in New Jersey, Saint Peter’s University is founded in the same Jesuit tradition as Georgetown University and Boston College. The University educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs. The school is located on a 30-acre (12 ha) campus just south of Journal Square, and is 2 miles (3 km) west of New York City. Evening and weekend classes are offered in Jersey City, Englewood Cliffs, and South Amboy. In 2015-16, Saint Peters was ranked fifth nationwide by Money magazine in the category of "Colleges That Add the Most Value." According to the magazine, the top value-added colleges are those "that best help students exceed expectations."; The University was also ranked in the top 18% of all American colleges for educational quality, affordability and alumni outcomes. The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2016 guide ranked the institution among the top 100 universities in the Regional Universities North region. Saint Peters University has numerous clubs and organizations that participate in a broad range of activities. Saint Peters University has over 50 active student-run organizations, in addition to the new Mac Mahon Student Center. Saint Peters has approximately 28,000 living alumni worldwide. Saint Peters alumni are distinguishing themselves in the fields of arts & entertainment, business, government, law, medicine and sports. In the fields of arts and entertainment, Saint Peters graduates include: Will Durant, 1968 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 1977 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; Ken Jennings, 1979 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical recipient; Mary Ann McGuigan, 1997 National Book Award finalist; and Angela Shapiro-Mathes, former President of Fox Television Studios and TLC and many other.