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Seton Hall University

  • South Orange, NJ
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 5,839
    total students
  • $34,820 | $34,820
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 79%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 570
    sat math
  • 552
    sat reading
  • 548
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

At a glance

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," "US News & World Report," and "Bloomberg Businessweek." Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university -- national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty members; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship. The university's 14:1 student-to-faculty member ratio and average class size of 21 students means faculty members know more than just students' names.

Accomplished faculty members 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.

Seton Hall offers more than 15,000 internship opportunities, and over 75% of Seton Hall students have an internship -- or two -- on their resume before graduation. This is just one of the reasons students from Seton Hall have an employment rate almost 20% higher than the national average.

Location and environment

The university's suburban, 58-acre park-like campus sits proudly within this picturesque town 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 students in the middle of a bustling town center where they'll find diners and pizzerias, banks, pharmacies, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, South Orange Performing Arts Center, a movie theatre, and so much more. Students might not ever want to leave this quiet suburbia, but if they do, the train station, right in the center of town, is their direct link to NYC's Penn Station -- just 30 minutes away.

Seton Hall University takes full advantage of all the Big Apple has to offer. Seventy-five percent of Seton Hall students have an internship or two on their resumes 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.

Majors and degrees offered

Seton Hall is a place where leaders learn. This is evident in the nearly two dozen student and alumni national scholars and fellows, including nearly 20 prestigious Fulbright Scholars since 2009, as well as Rhodes, Udall, Pickering, Marshall, Critical Language, and Truman Scholars, and the more than 92,000 alumni who are now successful as CEOs, judges, doctors, principals, CFOs, journalists, diplomats, and more. About 1,000 Seton Hall graduates have served in executive positions like President, CEO, CFO, and Executive Vice President at places like Oppenheim, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, American Express, and Meryl Lynch.

Campus facilities and equipment

Seton Hall places a strong emphasis on the use of state-of-the-art technology, facilities, and support services to aid in its students' development.

The award-winning Mobile Computing Program at Seton Hall provides all incoming, full-time freshman a new, fully loaded laptop. Two years later, they'll trade it in for a newer, upgraded model, and when they graduate in four years, it is theirs to keep.

Seton Hall's Recreation Center serves the recreational and fitness needs of the Seton Hall community. Here students can go for a swim in the Olympic sized pool, run on the indoor track, or tear up the six indoor basketball courts. Seton Hall University's new, 2-story, glass atrium fitness center features a free-weight center, new cardiovascular equipment, and plasma screen televisions complete with wireless listening capabilities.

The Walsh library is a state-of-the-art research facility complete with a computerized catalog, 200 computer terminals for undergraduates, four electronic multimedia facilities, and approximately one million holdings.

The university's newest addition is the McNulty Science and Technology Center, which is home to state-of-the-future biology and chemistry labs, an atrium and auditorium, as well as an observatory and greenhouse.

Tuition, room, board, and fees

Seton Hall offers a flat-tuition rate for students taking between 12-18 credit hours. The 2013-14 tuition and fees are $37,226. Room and Board fees range depending on meal plans; however, an average cost is $12,254.

Financial aid

Paying for college is a major investment. That's why Seton Hall University is committed to providing students with the resources needed to make their dreams a reality. The university gives over $75 million in aid each year and 97% of its students receive some form of financial aid with 93% receiving scholarships or grants directly from the university.

Student organizations and activities

On the Seton Hall campus, students will find over 130 clubs and organizations and 22 Greek societies. They 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. Students can join the Brownson Speech and Debate Team, ranked in the Top 20 college and university forensic teams for years or write for one of the three student newspapers.

The athletic programs include competition on varsity, intramural and club levels.

Admissions process

When Seton Hall receives a student application, the university starts by considering the applicant's academic performance in high school, their grades and the rigor of their curriculum, as well as their standardized SAT and/or ACT scores. These are essential indicators of a student's ability to succeed at Seton Hall. The university also will consider a student's personal essay, recommendations, and extracurricular activities.

The typical student who entered Seton Hall last year had an average GPA of 3.4 (B+) and an average SAT score of 1125 on the Critical Reading and Math sections (24 on the ACT).

Visit

The best way to experience Seton Hall is to visit in person. The university offers tours Mon-Fri at 10 am and 2 pm and on Saturdays at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. The upcoming Open Houses are Oct 19, 2014, Nov 23, 2104, February 15, 2015 and April 26, 2015. To schedule a visit or sign up for Open House interested students should visit www.shu.edu/visiting

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission:

Website: admissions.shu.edu

Telephone: 1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255)

E-mail: thehall@shu.edu


Location & Contact

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

Dr.Wendy Lin-Cook

Associate Vice President for Admissions

Phone: 973-275-2498
Fax: 973-275-2321
Email: wendy.lincook@shu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Labor and Industrial Relations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Christian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied10,730
    • Accepted8,498
    • Acceptance Rate79%
    • Enrolled5,839
    • Female Applicants6,256
    • Females Accepted4,812
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants4,474
    • Males Accepted3,686
    • Male Acceptance Rate82%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      counselor report
    • Required for Some Interview
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.45
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen December 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer January 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 552 500 600
    • SAT Math 570 520 620
    • SAT Writing 548 500 600
    • ACT Composite 25 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,820
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,820
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,106.00
    • Room and board *$13,692.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,839
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino16.87%
    • Black or African American13.26%
    • White or Caucasian50.3%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.32%
    • Asian8.33%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races2.01%
    • Unknown6.07%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.68% representing 55 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students23% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 39%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Association, Adelante/Caribe, Black Student Union, National Council of Negro Women
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty952
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 6,881 students to 487 faculty


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