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B+
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
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Seton Hall University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$27,864/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,877/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,362/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,916/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,131/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,116/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,494Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Involved in some aspect
    51%
  • Average high achiever
    17%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    16%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    12%
  • Competitors
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Rich and can't get in to any other school.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.151 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.179 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Quality education
    28%
  • An experience.
    22%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Money hungry
    9%
  • Gets boring
    8%
  • Motivational
    6%
  • Interesting
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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 is truly a university for people of any background, from any state/country in the world. SHU has representation from every state in the US and 70 countries. While based in Catholicism, SHU has almost a 50% diversity rate and welcomes people of any faith or belief system. Seton Hall athletics is one of the best parts of campus life. With 14 D1 sports teams there is always a game to watch and cheer on. The men's basketball team plays at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and they play in the Big East Conference. Going to basketball games is a highlight of the school year!
Overall, social life on campus is awesome. There is always stuff to do on campus during the week and the weekends. Greek life is available on campus but will not make or break your experience. Like any school, it all depends on your willingness to put yourself out there - and SHU provides more than enough opportunities to do so.
Also, the FOOD is good! There are so many options and they change everyday.
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Many factors come into play when choosing a college. For me, the three most important things I looked at were programs that were direct and convenient, the cost, and the ability to make my own mark. Personally, I want to become a Speech-Language Pathologist, and Seton Hall University (SHU) provided me with a program that not only guarantees a direct path into my dream but it also allows me to get multiple degrees along the way. SHU acknowledges that they are a private school, and that tuition rates are increasing annually. Thus, lots of the aid is provided through the school based on one's academic standard and different need-based grants are given to those in need, even to parents' whom also paying for their other children's education. Last but not least, the size of SHU is ideal for standing out and make a mark, especially as a minority. Faculty and students at Seton Hall wants you to succeed and want to help you achieve your goals. SHU is as genuine as it gets! Go Pirates!
Seton Hall is an extremely welcoming community, and a place where I have been able to grow personally and academically. Classes are enriching and challenging, without being unmanageable. With the opening of a health sciences campus however, it requires that dual degree students who have moved on to the graduate side of the program need to commute to an entirely separate campus in Nutley, NJ. With a frustratingly severe lack of communication about the new campus, students moving there in the fall have very little information. Overall, however, I would not trade my last 3 three years as a Seton Hall Pirate for anything.