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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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
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.

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
67%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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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Academics

Professors
A-
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.118 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 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 85 responses
Report
  • Involved in some aspect
    48%
  • Average high achiever
    18%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    16%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    13%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Competitors
    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.155 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.183 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Quality education
    27%
  • An experience.
    23%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Money hungry
    9%
  • Gets boring
    8%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Motivational
    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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As a incoming junior at Seton Hall, there are many things i have learned over my years. Some aspects that Seton Hall could improve on is their dining services, food is often inedible due to the fact that it is of low quality. The campus is decent, nothing extraordinary. The environment it is in unfortunately is crime ridden, this means that occasional thefts do take place. My overall experience has been good, due to the fact that the professors are intellectual and affable. However, being that Seton Hall is a commuter populated school, the dorms and overall student life for those on campus is sub-par to other universities. Some aspects that i enjoy are the basketball games and the recreational center; Seton Hall also like many other colleges has a lot of clubs for one to get involved in. Overall, Seton Hall is not the most affordable place to study, but if the scholarship is good enough i would highly recommend that you go ahead and become a Pirate!
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I am currently a sophomore at Seton Hall University and I absolutely love it here. The campus is beautiful, the student community is close-knit and accepting, the professors are involved, caring and patient and the student-life is full of life and excitement with the campus's various clubs, organizations and programs offered! I would absolutely recommend attending Seton Hall University as it has changed my life for the better with the friends that I have made, the professors I have met and the memories that I will have for a lifetime!
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.