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  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
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
February 1
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1150-1310
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,974/ 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
$25,114/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.146 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.145 responses

Majors

B.S., Diplomacy and International Relations

At Seton Hall, we offer courses in Washington, D.C., at the UN, and on our campus. You'll have the opportunity to not just study, but actually practice diplomacy. You'll master a foreign language and have at least one internship. Your classes will be enriched by our diverse student body, interactions with international leaders and real-world perspectives from our distinguished faculty.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,777Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
359
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
  • Involved in some aspect
    51%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    16%
  • Average high achiever
    14%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    12%
  • Very diverse, high achievers, and very outgoing.
    3%
  • Competitors
    1%
  • Extremely involved in various organizations
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.183 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.211 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
  • Quality education
    31%
  • An experience.
    22%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Money hungry
    8%
  • Gets boring
    6%
  • Interesting
    5%
  • Motivational
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $57,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    70%
    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

    Seton Hall University Reviews

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    I can honestly say that choosing Seton Hall was the best thing for me, both academically and personally. The professors are very insightful in their lectures and are caring towards the student body, and their extensive knowledge has allowed me to learn aspects of my major in much more detail. Not only that, but the leadership experience I am receiving in beyond what I would get at any other institution due to the expertise of the amazing professors who are willing to get involved with us. The atmosphere at the school is very friendly and accepting, and I have felt nothing but welcomed by my peers and the surrounding community. Seton Hall isn't just another college, it's a place to learn and grow in both a professional and individual sense, and I can't wait for the next couple of years!
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    Seton Hall is an amazing place to continue your education! They offer plenty of ways to be involved on and off campus, but most importantly they strive to not only ensure you have an education, but that you enjoy your college experience as well. Choosing Seton Hall was one of the best decisions I have made and I have been able to make many personal and professional connections on this campus! SHU will certainly challenge you, but the challenge will help you grow! I also think it’s important to note that even though SHU is a catholic college, it is not pushed onto the student body at all. Seton Hall is diverse, welcoming, and involved. Go Pirates!
    As a recent grad of Seton Hall, my experience has been everything and more. Seton Hall truly became my second home. The small classes, tight-knit community feel, the proximity to NYC was just a few reasons of why I chose Seton Hall! There are so many ways to get involved on campus, and I definitely believe there is a club/organization for everyone to be a part of. Seton Hall also stands out with its alumni network and internship opportunities. I have had a few alumni mentorships and had an amazing internship that I was able to get through the career fair!