From the School

Since 1885, Seton Hill has been preparing students like you to succeed in life, whatever you choose to do, wherever your life takes you. Here, you will begin a career path with the potential to change lives. Beginning with your own.

At Seton Hill you will be studying at a university with a long history of exceptional liberal arts education and personalized instruction, so you will receive not just a top education in your field of study you will graduate with a comprehensive skill set and a deeper understanding of the arts, sciences and humanities.

A national leader in incorporating mobile technologies into teaching and learning, Seton Hill supplies every new full-time student with an iPad 2, and every incoming full-time first-year student with a MacBook Pro laptop as well. You will find your learning experience enriched by professors who design their courses to incorporate the best in emerging technology from apps to podcasts to multi-user virtual environments.

Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, 13 graduate programs and an adult degree program. Our comprehensive internship program and academic partnerships with local and regional corporations, health care providers, human service organizations and government agencies will provide you with practical experience in your field and a competitive edge in the job market.

Our career placement rate is currently 90% (and 36% of our students pursue advanced degrees) so you can expect to graduate with an understanding of where you're headed, and with the knowledge, contacts and resources to get you there.

Faculty members at Seton Hill are researchers, poets, clinicians, writers, scientists, psychologists, artists and business people. They are award-winners and sought-after experts in their fields, but they are educators first and they have dedicated their careers to preparing you for yours.

Seton Hill is just the right size to allow you to get to know your professors and classmates, and to make new friends that will become your professional mentors and colleagues in the years to come. You will also benefit from a network of successful Seton Hill alumni.

A Catholic university founded by the Sisters of Charity, Seton Hill embraces students of all faiths, and has continued to follow a sole mission to educate students to think and act critically, creatively, and ethically as productive members of society, committed to transforming the world.

Overview

Applicants
2,248
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.61

GPA Breakdown

47%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
470 - 600
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Interview

Overall

From The School

At Seton Hill you will be studying at a university with a long history of exceptional liberal arts education and personalized instruction, so you will receive not just a top education in your field of study you will graduate with a comprehensive skill set and a deeper understanding of the arts, sciences and humanities. Seton Hill's five academic divisions Education, Humanities, Natural and Health Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Visual and Performing Arts offer more than 30 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate programs.

Seton Hill's undergraduate liberal arts program has two options for study: the "traditional" program, designed for students age 18 24 entering college for the first time soon after high school, with classes offered Monday – Friday, days and evenings; and the Adult Degree Program, generally serving students age 25 or older, with classes offered on Saturdays and evenings to accommodate careers, families and other responsibilities. Seton Hill's graduate program includes degree offerings in art therapy, elementary/middle level education, inclusive education, marriage and family therapy, special education, business administration (MBA), writing popular fiction, and physician assistant, and certificates in autism education, entrepreneurship, genocide and holocaust studies, orthodontics and writing popular fiction.

Seton Hill is known for its two signature degree programs in the health sciences and visual and performing arts, and also offers an honors program, teacher's certification program, study abroad program and online courses in every academic division. Specialized programs also exist within the various academic divisions and majors. Pre-med majors, for instance, have the opportunity to enroll in the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill at the same time that they are admitted to Seton Hill as freshmen, giving them the option to earn their bachelor's and medical degrees together in as little as seven years.

Students Say

Students come to Seton Hill University for a "quality liberal arts education" delivered in the context of a small and "supportive environment." At this Catholic institution, "personal help, education, and kindness are top priority," and "Faculty and staff genuinely care about the well-being and success of each and every student." "Like any college, there are good professors and bad professors" at Seton Hill. Fortunately, most faculty members "take the time to know their students and become involved in their learning." If you are struggling, "the campus is small enough [to offer] individualized attention if you need additional help," and professors offer "a lot of out-of-class office hours." Some students feel the advising services could be improved, but they assure us that "The admissions office and registrar work very hard to make sure everyone gets where they need to go." Volunteerism, personal growth, and community involvement complement the academic experience; this school "empowers students with a liberal arts education and a foundation in Catholic Social Teaching to make meaningful contributions as productive members of society." On that note, students say that, "Seton Hill really lets the students become themselves. We have classes to help us deal with problems correctly, and clubs to express our feelings."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
192
with Terminal Degree
114

102
Women
90
Men
6
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bibiana Boerio
Retired Sr. Exec of Ford Motor Company & former Chief of Staff Mem of Cong

Ronne Froman
Rear Admiral US Navy (retired)

Patricia Acquaviva Gabow, M.D.
Medical Medical Director of Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Michele Ridge
Former First Lady, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Kelley Murray Skoloda
Partner, Ketchum, Inc. Author, "Too Busy to Shop"

Maureen O'Connor
Judge, Ohio Supreme Court

Shawn Sturnick
Writer, Theatre Artist

Overview

From The School

For the 2011-2012 academic year, tuition and fees are $28,754 per year or $14,377 per semester. Room and board charges are $9,402 per year or $4,701 per semester.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,195

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,198

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,906

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,295

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,030

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,037
Required Fees
$1,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,900
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

Seton Hill has 66 student clubs and organizations and offers 21 varsity sports, so no matter what your interests are, there is something here for you.

Students Say

Most Seton Hill undergraduates fall into one of two categories: "an athlete or an arts student." Despite these predominant groups, "there are many types of students" at Seton Hill, and "for the most part, everyone gets along." Blending work and play in equal measure, "A typical student at Seton Hill is active and social, [and] very focused on school work." Students generally describe their classmates as "nice, welcoming and very, very friendly." And even "those who are more introverted find quieter friends as well." Unlike the dynamics at other colleges, "The upperclassmen are usually very open to freshmen, and everyone has a fair chance to thrive." While the majority of students come from middle-class families in the Northeast, "there are a wide variety of students from various socio-economic statuses, cultures, and religions."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,582
Out of State
23%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

8.28%
African-American
3.19%
Hispanic
84.21%
Caucasian
1.59%
Unknown
3.80%
International

65% female
35% male
23% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

From The School

Located 35 miles from Pittsburgh in historic Greensburg, Pa. (and right in the middle of southwestern Pennsylvania's scenic Laurel Highlands) Seton Hill's main hilltop campus features 200 wooded acres and a mix of new and turn-of-the-century buildings all of which are equipped with modern features and technology. Our Greensburg cultural district campus includes Seton Hill's new world-class Performing Arts Center, Visual Arts Center and Center for Family Therapy.

At Seton Hill, we encourage you to have fun while you learn. And vice versa. So try out for a play, or a team. Make new friends and invite them to play your favorite video game (on a giant screen) in Seton Hill's MediaSphere. Enjoy a movie, a concert, a dance performance, a great meal, a comedy act, or a football game right here on campus or in nearby Greensburg or Pittsburgh. Curl up with a book (or your iPad) in a new residence hall suite. Take a hike, learn to paint, or join a group of students and faculty taking a trip to another city or another country. You can do it all from here.

Students Say

Seton Hill's hilltop campus is an ideal setting for college life. "The campus is beautiful and clean" residents say, and "The dorm environments are wonderful and the staff is very friendly." On this small campus, "There's not a moment where nothing is going on. From academics to clubs, there is always something for students to take part in." Off campus, "there are a lot of bars and bistros in the area" and many students like to grab a bite or do homework in town. It helps that "Seton Hill is located a little bit outside of Pittsburgh and also not far away from attractions in the mountains (like ski lodges)." On that note, students warn us that you need a set of wheels to really enjoy life at Seton Hill. However, Seton Hill runs a shuttle from campus to downtown Greensburg. While some students say weekends can be quiet on campus, others point out "There are awesome activities coordinated by the Student Activities Council every week. We have concerts, game shows, comedians, and magicians on a regular basis." However, "most students simply hang out with friends on campus" for fun.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Teresa A. Bassi

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
statement of documented disability of AD/HD from a qualified medical professional who is not related to the applicant.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
42
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

11% participate in intramural sports
29% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Griffins)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Griffins)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
4

Average Number of PC's per Lab
14

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lois Harbison
Campus Guest Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone
724-838-4255

Email
harbison@setonhill.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Griffin's Cove
McKenna Recreation Center
Sullivan Lounge
Residence Halls
Lowe Dining Hall
New additions to Seton Hill include the Center for Performing Arts located in downtown Greensburg within walking distance of campus. Also a new Health Sciences Building and Dance and Visual Arts Center are being built on campus.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Westmoreland Mall
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Twin Lakes Park
Local restaurants/coffe shops
Lynch Field Recreation Complex

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday thru Friday, select Saturdays
8 am - 4 pm
724-838-4255

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9 am and 1 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
See website www.setonhill.edu for dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
harbison@setonhill.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport, in Pittsburgh PA, is the nearest large airport. It is about 1 1/2 hours from campus. Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is located in Latrobe, PA. It is about 20 minutes from campus. Van and limousine services and rental cars are available from the international airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses have stops in Greenburg.

Driving Instructions to Campus
1. FROM THE WEST: Pennsylvania Turnpike (Rt.76) east to Exit at Irwin. Follow Rt. 30 east approximately 8 miles. Take the Pittsburgh Street exit into the city of Greensburg. At the traffic light, turn left onto Bell Way. Go one block to the next traffic light and continue straight onto College Avenue through the tunnel. The University's entrance is on the left. Or take Rt. 70 east to New Stanton. Then, follow directions from #4 below. 2. FROM PITTSBURGH: Take Parkway (Rt. 76) and travel east. Travel approximately 10 miles to Exit at Irwin. Then, follow directions from #1 above. 3. FROM THE NORTHWEST: Take Rt. 79 south Pennsylvania Turnpike (Rt. 76). Travel east to Exit at Irwin. Then, follow directions from #1 above. 4. FROM THE EAST: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Rt. 76) west to Exit at New Stanton. Then, follow Rt. 119 north to Rt. 66 north exit. (Toll is 1$). Travel north and take Exit 5 (Greensburg/Jeanette, Rt. 130). At the end of the exit, make a right onto Rt. 130 east. After approximately 2 miles, the University's entrance is on the right. Or take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Rt. 76) west to Exit at New Stanton. Then, follow Rt. 119 north (approximately 8 miles). Upon entering downtown Greensburg, Rt 119 becomes Main Street. Continue on Main Street and turn left onto Otterman Street (at the Courthouse Square). At the second traffic light, turn right onto College Avenue. The University's entrance is on the left. 5. FROM THE NORTHEAST: Take Rt. 22 west to Rt. 66 south (Toll is 50 cents). Take Exit 5 (Greensburg/Jeanette, Rt. 130). At end of exit, make a left onto Rt. 130 east. After approximately 2 miles, the University's entrance is on the right. 6. FROM THE SOUTH: Follow Rt. 119 north to New Stanton. Then follow directions from #4 above.

Local Accommodations
Wide variety of chain motels, including but not limited to Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn, & Super 8. Bed & Breakfast of Greensburg is a locally owned option as well. Comfort Inn 724-838-7070 www.comfortinn.com Courtyard by Marriott 724-834-3555 www.marriot.com Four Points Hotel by Sheraton 724-836-6060 www.starwoddhotels.com Hampton Inn 724-838-8800 www.hamptoninn.com Knight's Inn 724-836-7100 www.knightsinn.com Super 8 Motel 724-838-8080 or 724-468-4888 www.super8motel.com
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Key Stats

2,248
Applicants
1,582
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

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