Seton Hall University

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 | 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

One of the nation's leading Catholic universities for nearly 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 an employment rate almost 20% higher than the national average.

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.

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. And in 2017 they are slated to open a new medical school in partnership with NJ's leading Hospital Hackensack University Medical center. The University plans to offer direct admission BS/MD programs in the near future.

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 90% 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.

Tuition, room, board, and fees

Seton Hall offers a flat-tuition rate for students taking between 12-18 credit hours. The 2015-16 tuition and fees are $38,702. Room and Board fees range depending on meal plans; however, an average cost is $12,662.

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 98% of its students receive some form of financial aid with 97% 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.

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.

Admissions process

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 average GPA of 3.4 (B+) and an average SAT score of 1145 on the Critical Reading and Math sections (25 on the ACT).

Visit

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 18, 2015, Nov 22, 2105, February 14, 2016 and April 24, 2016. To sign up 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

Mary Cullum

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 973-275-2589
Fax: 973-275-2321
Email: maryclare.cullum@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$55
    • 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
    • Room and board *$13,692
    • 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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