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
76%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1060-1230
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,404/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,426/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,801/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,287/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,511/ year

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,588Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Involved in some aspect
    53%
  • Average high achiever
    15%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    15%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    14%
  • Competitors
    1%
  • Rich and can't get in to any other school.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Quality education
    24%
  • An experience.
    23%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Money hungry
    10%
  • Gets boring
    9%
  • Motivational
    6%
  • Interesting
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
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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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!
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Seton Hall University is a small, close-knit community! When I walk across campus I see at least 5 people I know well. There are opportunities to expand your interests and talents with a close proximity to NYC. If you are looking for a large school with every single thing at your fingertips, then Seton Hall is not for you. However, SHU offers a unique environment of a close community that still provides its students with opportunities to grow in a diverse community.
I'm having the most wonderful experience here at Seton Hall University. I feel like Seton Hall offers the best of both worlds-- we have that big school feel with having Division 1 Sports and when you walk across the green, you don't always see familiar faces. But then you get that small school feel when you're in the classroom, with a small class size, and your professor knows your name! Also, Seton Hall guarantees student success, our Career Center offers over 15,000 internships every year, and we are able to do that because we are only 14 miles from New York City. I'm so thankful to be able to got to a school that makes me feel like I am at home! Choosing Seton Hall University was the best decision I've ever made.