From the School

As one of the nation's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall provides over 90 rigorous academic programs that are highly ranked by The Princeton Review, U.S.News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. We offer all the advantages of a large research university national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment. Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and average class size of 21 students means faculty know more than just your name.

Our accomplished faculty include more than a dozen Fulbright Scholars, prominent researchers, authors, artists, filmmakers, former school superintendents and principals, leaders in nursing, former ambassadors, analysts and lawmakers-all of whom are dedicated to their fields and their students. They have graduated from some of the nation's leading institutions, including Seton Hall, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth. Each day, our faculty shine in the lecture halls, meet regularly with students outside the classroom and help them learn to think critically.

Seton Hall offers more than 15,000 internship opportunities, and over 75 percent of our students have an internship or two on their resume before graduation, this is just one of the reasons our students have an employment rate almost 20 percent higher than the national average. In fact, Seton Hall was recently ranked top 5 in the nation for providing internship opportunities. Our national reputation and stellar academic programs draw over 550 employers to campus each year just to recruit our graduates.

Seton Hall is a Catholic university with a more than 155-year tradition of educational excellence. A welcoming community, Seton Hall embraces students of all faiths and inspires students to become servant leaders who make a difference in the world. That's why our community performs over 40,000 hours of community service annually. You'll feel at home on our campus, where it's easy to make friends and get involved.

Overview

Applicants
10,180
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Overall

From The School

Accounting•
Accounting (5-year B.S./M.S. dual-degree∞)
Africana Studies•
American Humanics√
Ancient Greek†
Anthropology•
Applied Scientific Mathematics†
Arabic†
Archaeology†
Art (Art History•, Fine Arts•, Graphic Interactive and Advertising Design•)
Asian Studies•
Athletic Training (5-year B.S./M.S. or B.A./M.S. dual-degree)∞
Biochemistry
Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
Broadcasting, Visual and Interactive Media•
Business Administration•‡
Catholic Studies•‡
Catholic Theology•
Chemistry•
Classical Culture†
Classical Languages†
Classical Studies•
Communication Studies•
Computer Graphics√
Computer Science•
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice•
Data Visualization and Analysis√
Digital Media and Video√
Digital Media Production for the Web√
Diplomacy and International Relations•
Early Childhood (integrated with elementary and special education)
Elementary Education (integrated with early childhood and special education)
Economics (B.A. or B.S.)
Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)§
English•
Entrepreneurial Studies√
Environmental Sciences†
Environmental Studies•
Ethics and Applied Ethics†
Finance
French•
Gerontology√
History•
Information Technologies√
Information Technology Management‡
International Business†
Italian•
Italian Studies†
Journalism and Public Relations•
Latin†
Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies• Law (dual admission program with Seton Hall Law)∞
Legal Studies in Business†
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Finance
Mathematics•
M.B.A. (5-year B.S./M.B.A. or B.A./ M.B.A. dual-degree)∞
Modern Languages
Music (Comprehensive Music/Music Education, Music Performance•)
Musical Theatre†
Nonprofit Studies†
Nursing
Occupational Therapy (6-year B.A./M.S. dual-degree)∞
Online Course Development and Management√
Philosophical Theology√
Philosophy•
Physical Therapy (7-year B.S./D.P.T. dual-degree)∞
Physician Assistant (6-year B.S./M.S. dual-degree)∞
Physics (B.A. or B.S.)•
Political Science•
Pre-Dental*
Pre-Law*
Pre-Medical*
Pre-Optometry*
Pre-Veterinary*
Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)•
Religion•
Russian†
Russian and East European Studies†√
Secondary Education (optional integration with special education)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social Work•
Sociology•
Spanish•
Special Education (integrated with early childhood, elementary, and secondary education)
Speech Language Pathology (6-year B.S.E./M.S. dualdegree)∞
Sport Management•
Supply Chain Management√
Theatre and Performance•
Web Design√
Women and Gender Studies†
Writing†
Undecided

• Minor also available
† Minor only
√ Certificate program only
‡ Certificate program also available
§ Dual-degree Program with NJIT
∞ Seton Hall dual-degree program (please contact the Office of Admissions for details)
* Pre-professional programs (you must also select a major)

Students Say

With its South Orange, New Jersey location “fourteen miles from New York City,” students at Seton Hall, many of whom are Jersey natives, enjoy prime bridge-and-tunnel access to the world’s capital. The university’s academic programs are “renowned in many subjects,” but the School of Diplomacy and International relations is “practically unparalleled,” affording students direct “connections to the U.N.” Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business, offering concentrations in finance, accounting, sport management, and marketing, among others, also attracts a number of students, who find numerous “internship opportunities” and “connections” in New York and New Jersey. While “professors are for the most part very engaging and work hard to encourage students to learn,” students find mixed results when it comes to personal attention, concurring that “the level of involvement really depends on the professor.” The “technologically connected” campus “completely dedicates itself to its undergrads,” who appreciate the administrative “connectivity of students to staff” and find that Seton Hall achieves “cohesiveness as one unit to give us the best possible education.” Financially, even though many students choose Seton Hall because “it’s affordable” or because “I got a fantastic scholarship,” once they get to campus they’re pleased to discover that “the school offers all the great things that come with a private education.” Whether students know what they want to study upon their entrance or not, Seton Hall’s academic experience offers plenty of choices to “fuel my own desire to educate myself in fields that both pertain and have little to do with my major.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bob Ley
Sports Boradcaster

Craig Biggio
Professional Baseball Player

Dick Vitale
Sports Broadcaster

Bill Raftery
Sports Broadcaster

Brenden Byrne
Former Governr of NJ

Mo Vaughn
Professional Baseball Player

Shana Williams
Professional Track Athlete; Olympian

Overview

From The School

Seton Hall offers a flat-tuition rate for students taking between 12-18 credit hours. The 2013-14 tuition and fees are $35,820. Room and Board fees range depending on meal plans; however, an average cost is $ 11,858.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
64
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

On campus, Seton Hall leaders learn to put their ideas into action; discover something new; become part of a community; and build trust, spirit and lasting friendships. Here, you’ll find activities galore, over 130 clubs and organizations and 22 Greek societies. You can audition for one of the nearly dozen theatre performances cast each year or broadcast at our award-winning, student-run radio station, WSOU-FM, which attracts more than 120,000 listeners a week from the NYC area. Join the Brownson Speech and Debate Team, ranked in the Top 20 college and university forensic teams for years or write for one of our three student newspapers. You'll not only make lots of new friends and have fun, you'll also learn about your leadership style. More than two-thirds of our students participate in clubs and organizations.

You don't have to be a superstar athlete to be part of the game at Seton Hall. Our athletic programs include competition on varsity, intramural and club levels. In fact, almost 50 percent of our students participate in club or intramural sports. Even if you don't know a handball from a handoff, you'll be decked out in blue and cheering your heart out when you attend any one of Seton Hall's 14 NCAA division I athletic events. So grab your friends and catch some Pirate fever!

Students Say

According to Seton Hall’s undergrads, the “typical student is from New Jersey, goes home on the weekends, and out to off campus parties on Thursday and Friday nights,” but “there is still a considerable amount of students who attend SHU from all over the country.” As at many schools, “there are certain patterns within students in certain majors.” Students in business and diplomacy are known as the most studious: “Diplomacy students focus on academics and are often very intelligent. Business students give 100 percent to their programs.” “Students fit in very easily” at the university “by being themselves and getting involved.” Seton Hall is a Catholic university with enduring values of “servant leadership,” but “diversity is at the heart of the university”: “The Seton Hall community consists of good-hearted, friendly people.” Overall, students reflect that the university surrounds them with a “strong and loving community that fosters emotional, educational, and social growth.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,497
Out of State
22%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
71

Demographics

8.47%
Asian
13.78%
African-American
16.34%
Hispanic
52.44%
Caucasian
6.71%
Unknown
3.48%
International

59% female
41% male
22% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview

From The School

Nestled in the suburban village of South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall provides small-town charm combined with big-city opportunities. The University's suburban, 58-acre park-like campus sits proudly within this picturesque town with tree-lined streets; historic, gracious homes; and quaint shops just 14 miles from New York City close to all the action, yet not engulfed by it.

Just a five-minute walk from campus lands you in the middle of a bustling town center where you'll find diners and pizzerias, banks, pharmacies, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Garden of Eden Marketplace, South Orange Performing Arts Center, a movie Theatre, and so much more. You might not ever want to leave this quiet suburbia, but if you do, the train station, right in the center of town, is your direct link to NYC's Penn Station just 30 minutes away.

We take full advantage of all the Big Apple has to offer-where the worlds of entertainment, art, publishing, global finance, international diplomacy and fashion collide. NYC is also one of the world's largest job markets, brimming with internship and job placement opportunities in a variety of companies. Seventy-five percent of Seton Hall students have an internship or two on their resume before graduation at leading companies like American Express, The Associated Press, NYSE, United Nations, The New York Times, NBC, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase and more.

And if all the advantage and opportunity of the Big Apple aren't enough, New Jersey's got you covered. One of the wealthiest states in the nation, New Jersey is brimming with opportunity. Seton Hall's backyard boasts a powerhouse corporate corridor of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical giants and major corporations. For you this means networking, internships and career opportunities.

Students Say

On one hand, because “a lot of students are from the NY or NJ area,” it’s perceptible that “life at Seton Hall revolves around the hours 9:00 a.m.–5:00 P.m.,” and “campus is a ghost town on weekends.” On the other hand, “New York City is only twenty minutes away and is frequented by many students during the weekends.” Residents who do stick around “develop close bonds, heading to the nearby city or taking a day trip to one of the small towns near by.” Students enjoy Hoboken’s close proximity, and around campus in South Orange there are “plenty of parties to attend but none of them last very long. South Orange PD is always out to shut them down.” South Orange is “not very safe but we are well informed to stay safe.” In terms of housing, “quality of facilities” doesn’t rank highly on things to love about Seton Hall, and upperclassmen confide that “student life improves dramatically as you move through the years, and you move off campus.” However, others say that the school does succeed in “creating a sense of community,” that there “are a plethora of clubs and organizations that students can get involved in and those groups are always hosting events,” and that spending “free time doing activities with clubs or with friends” is common.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
67
First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
85

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Karen Marbury

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Please visit the DSS website for information on documentation criteria: http://www.auth.shu.edu/offices/disability-support-services-index.cfm.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Please visit the DSS website for information on documentation criteria: http://www.auth.shu.edu/offices/disability-support-services-index.cfm.

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
100
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Pirates)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Pirates)
7 Sports

Basketball
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

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
100

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

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
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Leasing agreement for Lenovo laptops

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Wendy Lin-Cook
AVP for Admissions

Address
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697

Phone
973-313-6146

Email
thehall@shu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Recreation Center
Walsh Library
Dunkin Donuts
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City
Downtown South Orange
South Mountain Reservation
New Jersey Shore
Located just 14 miles from NYC with easy access to trains. The Village of South Orange offers students access to grocery stories, restaurants, coffee shops, a movie theater, South Orange Performing Arts Center, drug stores and so much more.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Sat
8:45-4:45
973-313-6146

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F @ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat @ 10 a.m., NOON and 2 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Part of tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
courtneysollie@hotmail.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Train (Penn Station Newark), Buses, Newark Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From 280 West: Take Exit 10, West Orange/South Orange. Proceed to the first light and turn left onto Northfield Avenue. Go three lights and turn left onto Gregory Avenue. Continue straight to the end of Gregory Avenue. (Gregory Avenue becomes Wyoming Avenue.) At the end of Wyoming Avenue, turn left onto South Orange Avenue. Drive through the Village of South Orange; the campus is approximately 1 1/2 miles on the right. From 280 East: Take Exit 9, Mt. Pleasant Avenue/West Orange/Montclair. Stay on Brennan Drive to the end. Make a right onto Northfield Avenue. Go two lights and turn left onto Gregory Avenue. Continue straight to the end of Gregory Avenue. (Gregory Avenue becomes Wyoming Avenue.) At the end of Wyoming Avenue, turn left onto South Orange Avenue. Drive through the Village of South Orange; the campus is approximately 1 1/2 miles on the right. From New York City: Go through either the Linclon or Holland tunnel. From the Lincoln Tunnel, take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 15W. From the Holland Tunnel, take the New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 15W.

Local Accommodations
The following hotels are just a short drive from the University: Best Western Turtle Brook Inn 555 Northfield Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052 (973) 731-5300 (800) 731-3002 Discount on rooms always available to SHU Families. Residence Inn 107 Prospect Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052 (973) 669-4700 Courtyard by Marriott, West Orange 8 Rooney Circle West Orange, New Jersey 07052 Phone: (973) 669-4725 Discount on rooms always available to SHU Families.