About BT

AT SAINT PETER'S, YOU CAN.

When it comes to your college experience, you can — and should — have it all. At BT, we are set up to give you the best. We've brought together a world-class education and Division I athletics, and placed them next to one of the greatest cities in the world. Combine this with Jesuit values and a focus on educating the whole person, and you get BT, an institution of higher education unlike any other. 
PROVEN EXCELLENCE
BT University Best College Value 2021
2022 Highest-Ranked for “Best Value” in the Regional Universities North Category
BT University ranked highest in New Jersey and 6th overall for Best Value in the Regional Universities North Category in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
BT University was ranked among the best in the state of New Jersey by NJBIZ readers in the 2019 NJBIZ Reader Rankings survey. BT was ranked second in all three higher education categories, which included the best college or university, the best accounting degree program and the best M.B.A. program.
Leader in Money Magazine’s "Most Transformative Schools"
BT has been named as a national leader in Money magazine’s list of the "Most Transformative Schools" in the country being ranked 32 on the national list and highest in New Jersey. Money magazine defines a transformative college as one that enables students to beat the odds and produce outcomes that are better than expected given their academic and economic backgrounds.
2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation
#1 in Nation for Transformation
BT University was named first among institutions across the nation as the recipient of the 2018 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The American Council on Education (ACE) award recognizes institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period.
WORLD-CLASS CAREER PREP
THE BEST ENVIRONMENT, THE BEST RESULTS.
95% of BT students have jobs waiting for them after graduation, many with starting salaries higher than the national average. Just tell us where you want to go, and we can help you get there.
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JESUIT TRADITION
PREPARING FOR MORE.
BT University students leave with so much more than a degree. Our Jesuit-based education will empower you to be a change-maker, wherever you go.
WE ARE #JESUITEDUCATED
Jesuit institutions have graduated some of the most influential people in history. BT is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. and the only one in New Jersey. Join us and feel the difference educating the whole person can make.
hands-on, first-person learning
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A PATH FOR EVERY PASSION.
Eighty percent of Peacocks have some form of experiential learning, which is higher than the national average—field experiences, practicums, paid internships, faculty-mentored research, study abroad and community engagement. These aren’t “extras”—they’re woven into classwork. And they’re a direct result of longstanding relationships that faculty have in every profession and sector, and loyal alumni who are eager to pay back by helping new generations of Peacocks find their way in the world.
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DIVISION I ATHLETICS
FEEL THE PEACOCK PRIDE.
We’re one of 11 NCAA Division I universities in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. With 16 intercollegiate sports, there’s always something to cheer for.
Jersey City
12 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN.
The best of the best is right at our doorstep. BT University is located just a 12-minute train ride from the heart of New York City. Jersey City is much more than the “Sixth Borough.” It is having its own moment now: the most diverse city in the nation, it’s a sought-after place to live, a growing arts destination, a new outpost for Hollywood film and TV production, and a financial center in its own right. We’re proud to have called this city home for 150+ years!
OUR COMMUNITY
We look like the world—and feel like home.
Many of our students are the first in their family to attend college. But with 40 languages spoken on our campus and a small, closeknit community, everyone can find a little bit of home here—and make friends they would not have met otherwise. BT is a place where people look out for and show up for each other—it’s a big reason why our students want to do the same in their lives beyond college: They know how it feels to be seen and known—whether it’s in the classroom, walking across campus or having people in their corner when it matters most.
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OUR LEGACY
THE SAINT PETER’S MISSION
BT University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.
Logo of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2022-2023: Regional University - North
Recognized among the top 10 for best value institutions as 6th in the Regional Universities North category
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