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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
About Seton Hall University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Website
From Seton Hall University

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 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. We have a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and average class size of 21 students.

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Seton Hall University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1140-1280
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,700/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,710/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.138 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,554Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
415
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Involved in some aspect
    48%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    16%
  • Average high achiever
    14%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    10%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Competitors
    1%
  • Extremely involved in various organizations
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.176 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.204 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Quality education
    31%
  • An experience.
    22%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Money hungry
    8%
  • Gets boring
    6%
  • Interesting
    5%
  • Motivational
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $57,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses
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    Seton Hall University Reviews

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    Seton Hall University has become home for me over the past few years. From the first day I stepped on the campus, I knew I was somewhere special. The campus is gorgeous and is beautiful to watch through the changing seasons. It is easy to be proud of SHU, and we have a lot of reasons to be. Not only academically (we are consistently rising in the rankings), but our participation in the Big East Conference, our close proximity to Manhattan, and our location in the beautiful village of South Orange, NJ. As a social work major and a student in general, I have access to some of the most wonderful professors I have met. Class sizes are small, so developing a professional relationship with your professor is possible and allows for great networking. Further, professors actually care about your performance and you as a person. As a transfer student, I know you don't get that at other schools. Seton Hall University is special. I encourage you to visit and see for yourself. You won't regret it!
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    Seton Hall has everything that a student needs to succeed. Namely, it has a close proximity to NYC, which is perfect for securing internships throughout your four years here. Also, the faculty and alumni are always very eager to help with your job search. There is always something to do on campus, as the school always throws events on the Green. The cafeteria could be better, but with a little imagination you can really make some tasty things in the make-your-own stations. Overall, Seton Hall is a great school and I would encourage anyone who is interested to come to campus and check it out for yourself!
    Coming to Seton Hall was definitely the best decision I could have made! The small campus feel here has benefited me greatly and really made feel comfortable in my classes. There are a ton of things to do on campus and getting involved in various different programs like Greek Life, clubs, and volunteer efforts have truly enhanced my college experience. I have been able to make so many close friendship, some starting from the first moments I stepped on campus at Pirate Adventure, that I know will continue to be in my life for a long time. My Education program has allowed me to gain so much real world experience. Seton Hall did everything to ensure I was on the right path for me and that I will have great options when I graduate. I would 100% recommend Seton Hall as a great college for anyone!