At a glance
One of the nation's leading Catholic universities for over 160 years, 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 with all the benefits of a small, supportive environment. The university's 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and average class size of 21 students means faculty 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 17,000 internship opportunities, and over 81% of Seton Hall students have an internship -- or two -- on their resume before graduation. In fact, SHU is ranked one of the top five schools in the nation for providing internships and one of the top five for return on investment as well as being ranked as a schools with the highest paid graduates. This is just one of the reasons students from Seton Hall have mid-career earnings that are 50% higher than the national average and a 90% employment rate.
Seton Hall Students have found internships or employment at American Express, The Associated Press, Lincoln Center, ABC, NYSE, Goldman Sachs, United Nations, The New York Times, The Museum of Natural History in NYC, The NY Mets, NBC, The FBI, Prudential, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase, Homeland Security, Carnegie Hall, Amazon, the DEA, Madison Square Garden, Standard and Poor's and more.
Location and environment
The university's suburban, 58-acre park-like campus sits proudly within the picturesque town of South Orange, New Jersey 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.
Additionally, the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University – New Jersey’s first private medical school – recently opened its doors at the Interprofessional Health Sciences campus, located in Nutley and Clifton, NJ. Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences have also relocated to the Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus, where there are state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory spaces to enhance student learning opportunities.
Majors and degrees offered
Seton Hall offers over 90 rigorous academic programs in seven undergraduate colleges. They have excellent programs in business, education, communication, diplomacy and International relations, nursing, humanities, social sciences, biology, chemistry, physics as well as direct admission joint degree programs in physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, physician assistant and speech language pathology. They recently opened a new medical school in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health. A new direct admission joint Bachelor’s/MD program has also been created. And at least 25 percent of the seat in the School of Medicine are reserved exclusively for Seton Hall students.
Seton Hall's Stillman School has the number one rated leadership program in the country and has AACSB accreditation, the most rigorous accreditation a business school can hold, putting them in the top 10% of business schools in the world and their accounting program in the top 1% in the world. Graduates of the business school, along with graduates of the College of Communication and the Arts, The College or Education and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations have 100% admit rates into graduate school and nearly a 100% employment rate for students within six months of graduation. Plus the school boasts a 93% admit rate into medical school for its pre-med students.
Campus facilities and equipment
Recently the University has made several investments in facilities and added residence halls, parking and built a new state of the art fitness center as well as new academic buildings including the 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. The dining facilities have been expanded for our students. Seton Hall’s new welcome center, Bethany Hall, is also the first stop for students visiting our campus.
Tuition, room, board, and fees
Seton Hall offers a flat-tuition rate for students taking between 12-18 credit hours. The 2018-19 tuition and fees are $42,470. Room and Board fees range depending on meal plans; however, an average cost is $14,500.
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 $100 million in aid each year and 98% of its students receive some form of financial aid with 98% 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, was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and is ranked the number one college radio station in the nation. 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.
Students can also cheer on one of the Pirates - 14 Division I Big East athletic teams or they can play club and intramural sports in the 25+ programs offered in which about 50% of students participate.
The university considers academic performance in high school, their grades and the rigor of their curriculum, as well as their standardized SAT and/or ACT scores. 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 unweighted average GPA of 3.55 (B+) and an average SAT score of 1230 and 26 on the ACT.
The university offers tours Mon-Fri at 10 am and 2 pm and on Saturdays at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Open Houses are offered four Sundays a year, in mid-October, mid-November, mid-February & mid-April. For specific dates and to sign up visit www.shu.edu/visiting.
For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission:
Telephone: 1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255)
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|African American/Black Studies|
|Latin American Studies|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Information Resources Management|
|Labor And Industrial Relations|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Communication And Journalism Related|
|Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication|
|Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Classics And Classical Languages|
|Foreign Languages And Literatures|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Sport And Fitness Administration/management|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|International Relations And Affairs|
|Political Science And Government|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Commercial And Advertising Art|
|Visual And Performing Arts|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||December 1st||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||November 15th||December 30th|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score Accepted||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||13.26%|
|White or Caucasian||50.3%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.32%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.16%|
|Two or more races||2.01%|
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||39%|
University Day, Deck The Hall and Career Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Association, Adelante/Caribe, Black Student Union and National Council of Negro Women
Campus Security & Safety
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 1|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 1|