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: challenging academic programs, notable alumni, state-of-the-art facilities, renowned faculty, extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarships 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 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. We have graduates that have pursued further studies at some of the nation's leading institutions, including Seton Hall, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth. Each day, our faculty members shine in the lecture halls and on the national stage. We meet regularly with students outside the classroom and help them develop great minds.

Seton Hall offers more than 17,000 internship opportunities, and over 80 percent of our students have an internship or two on their resume before graduation, this is just one of the reasons our students have a 90% employment rate after graduation and mid-career earnings 50% 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 has also been rated as one of the best schools for a return on your investment and for having the highest paid graduates for the investment and Forbes has rated Seton Hall one of America's Best Value Colleges.

Seton Hall is a Catholic university with over a 160-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.

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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

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 15


Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating


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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

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African Studies.
  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • East Asian Studies.
  • French Studies.
  • Italian Studies.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies.
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Information Systems and Services.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Financial Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • MILITARY SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL ART.

  • Army ROTC, Military Science and Operations, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Applied and Professional Ethics.
  • Christian Studies.
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Archeology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • International Relations and National Security Studies.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Religious Education.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

Founded in 1856, New Jersey’s Seton Hall University is a Catholic school offering students “a chance at an affordable, quality college education” composed of challenging coursework and a “diversity of programming.” The school “has a very high employment rate,” and “the financial aid is wonderful.” Seton Hall also features an “excellent career center,” making for a good return on investment. Building on that, the proximity to New York City (about fifteen miles away) helps in the “abundance of available internships” and “the opportunity to network with Seton Hall alumni [who] are now business professionals.” The Honors Program “is very thorough and well put together,” the business and nursing schools are notably strong, and the school has done its share of innovating by adding features such as “one-day classes for credit, tech courses online, and money management courses,” as well as group-oriented sessions where students “are allowed to stand up and freely discuss the topic at hand” rather than “being bound to a desk.”

Professors are “usually experts [in] their fields” who “bring their experience into the classroom,” although some students note there are a handful of “weaker professors.” Accessibility is important to the faculty, and “if their office hours don’t work for you, they’ll come up with an alternate time or even give out their cell or suggest a Skype session.” There are also “plenty of opportunities to connect with peers and find the academic help that you need” via the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Writing Center.

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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

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

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

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School



Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,940
Required Fees
$1,782
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,522
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,497
Foreign Countries Represented
71

Demographics

8.29%
Asian
13.43%
African-American
15.92%
Hispanic
51.07%
Caucasian
6.63%
Unknown
2.42%
International

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

Students Say

This is a “big name and small community atmosphere” in which the “empowered and ambitious students” are “fairly diverse in regards to race” and “eager to jump start their careers.” “Christianity is the dominant faith” and Seton Hall’s “Catholic values bring in a large range of religious students.” One student adds, “It is very easy to build relationships and make connections with people outside your particular field of study.” Another goes on to describe the overall feel of campus: “There’s never a time I’m on campus where I don’t see a friendly face,” says a student, and others note that “there’s a general familial air around campus.” Since the campus draws many students, “there is a heavy commuter population,” but those living on campus “are often members of Greek life or have a leadership position in clubs.”

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Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
74%

Campus Environment
Village

Students Say

This is an academically serious group that also makes time for “lots of outings to NYC and events on campus.” The “environment and energy” at athletic games “draws people together,” and the school “has extensive programming that allows opportunities for cultural, social, and service oriented events” while “always [providing] fun things to do on the green when the weather is nice.” After class ends, many students “meet up together for lunch on or off campus” or work out; “the Rec Center is always bustling with yoga classes or intramural sports.” People generally “fill their days by hanging out in various spots on campus like lounges in the dorms, the dining hall, The Cove, the Living Room, or the library.” Some mention the areas around campus “can make students feel unsafe travelling off campus,” but note that it’s “not unsafe as long as [you are] using common sense.” Weekends can involve “various social activities exclusive to Greek Life, trips hosted by the Student Activities Board into New York City, as well as club events hosted on campus.” In addition, “there are so many different clubs or organizations that allow each student to find their place on campus.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


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

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Leasing agreement for Lenovo laptops

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Clare Cullum
Director of Admissions

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

Phone
1-800-843-4255

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
1-800-843-4255

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
thehall@shu.edu

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 (South Orange Station), 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.


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