About Seton Hall University

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,956 full time undergraduate students, and 3,880 full time graduate students. The Seton Hall University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 467 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Seton Hall University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate66%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range1070-1250
ACT Range23-27
Admissions at SHU are considered Selective, with ,68% of all applicants being admitted. In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 52% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Seton Hall University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
53%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
17%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
26%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
39%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
53%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
17%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
26%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
7%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
15%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Seton Hall University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    182 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    145 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    191 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    195 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    195 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    194 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    195 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    195 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Seton Hall University?

109 Students rated Seton Hall University

Joshua - 10/15/2021

Seton Hall is a tremendous school for higher education. If you are looking for a smaller school with the same big-name university stature, then Seton Hall will probably be a good fit. As an international relations major, I am consistently challenged intellectually both in and out of the classroom. Not only can you have an in-depth analytical conversation in class, but professors and fellow students are always willing to engage with you intellectually any time of the day. If college sports are your thing, Seton Hall's membership in the Big East provides it student population with excellent Division 1 play in almost every sport. Finally, there cannot be enough said about the Seton Hall community. People on campus are always so kind and welcoming, and there always seems to be a community feel to the campus. I truly recommend Seton Hall for anyone whose interests align with the ones I have explained, and anyone who is seeking an excellent university education in a great location. The school is conveniently located just minutes from New York City and other centers making internship and job search much more accessible.

Elena - 09/30/2021

I am currently a senior at Seton Hall double majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations, and Economics. During my time at Seton Hall, I have been able to grow as a student and as a person. Being a diplomacy student, the small class sizes and emphasis on a discussion based course structure helped me get to know my fellow class mates and professors. Professors are knowledgeable and often have career experience which is a valuable resource, especially if you need recommendations. It also helped me become more comfortable at public speaking, which I was able to utilize more when I became involved in Model UN. There are many, diverse student run clubs and organizations you can become a part of; in which you meet new people and can eventually pursue a leadership position. Lastly, the Career Center helps student with resumes, applications, and interview practice, which helped me get an internship! Seton Hall gave me a supportive environment so I could pursue all of these things.

Patricia - 09/16/2021

I am a sophomore at Seton Hall university in the STEM field. I am a biology major on a pre vet track. Seton Hall has open the doors to so many opportunity including networking and job opportunities. The teachers here at Seton hall are open for office hours all the time. I highly recommend meeting your professors at least once so they can actually know who they are teaching. The activities at seton hall that the Student Activity board hosts are so much fun to go to and allow you to meet so many people.

Shayna - 07/21/2021

I think Seton Hall University is a great university that offers its students exceptional opportunities. I myself am looking forward to utilizing all of Seton Hall's facilities and networking. Seton Hall does its best to communicate with its students through virtual and in-person events.

Seton Hall University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Seton Hall University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Seton Hall University is 66%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    What does every high school student want to hear? The ideal answer: Yes! Of course! You are completely correct! I know that is what I wanted to hear. I thought I knew it all! Growing up, every person realizes the mistakes they made and sometimes regret not listening to the people that tried to talk some sense into them. However, if I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to keep doing exactly what I am doing. The process of hearing and accepting other people's advice helped me grow as a person and realize that there is more to know know compared to all that I claim to already know. The only change I would want to instill in myself is to learn that time managment really is important as everyone says it is. I would also tell myself to keep listening to other people's advice, but still do what my heart desires, after all, that is how I ended up completing this survey!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lack of school spirit and community involvement. The surrounding neighborhoods seem to dislike the college students-many times, justly.

    Read all  39 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    The people on this campus tend to be very friendly.

    Read all  35 answers
  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is student friendly and educational.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    the students

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I really like how there are many different buildings on campus for each major. It may seem like a small school, but there are so many buildings that it feels like you are in your own little world. We take a lot of pride in our basketball team along with the other sports offered here. We have small classes and it really help grab the attention of the student. I also loved how the Nursing program was highly exalted. SHU prides themselves of having a great Nrursing program so that is what helped me choose SHU over the other schools.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    An individual attempting to find themselves in a small pond; those who wish to flourish without exerting much effort.

    Read all  24 answers
  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    it's pretty hard

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  10. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Dedicated students and some great programs, like Diplomacy and nursing.

    Read all  21 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People should not look to attend Seton Hall if they are expecting a huge campus and just looking to go to parties. The campus itself is safe, but the surrounding area is not that great, so if you are looking for a safe environment outside of campus, I would not suggest this school.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Seton Hall is generally great - however, dealing with your advisor will make or break your experience. Many of my friends loved their advisors. I happened to be Pre-Med. The PreMed "Committee" is comprised of only one professor who is unkind and may or may not absolutely refuse to write a recommendation letter for you. There is a way around this, however. If you're dealing with someone uncooperative, stop the problem immediately and get a new advisor - there are plenty of really great faculty and staff members who would be much more willing to help.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    They are best known for their basketball team. They over emphasize everyones "school spirit" for the games and in general. The "school spirit" feels very forced and not a lot of people go to the games unless we're in the playoffs or something.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics here at Seton Hall are challenging, but in just the right format to keep the students active in their education. In my program, nursing, the professors are always on hand to help the students succeed. In fact, one of my professor stayed extra time after class to help me clarify and practice a concept that was very difficult for me to grasp. Furthermore, my program educates students for the purpose of learning. If you do not get a good grade in a certain class, you are still guaranteed to walk out knowing a variety of information that you didn't before. My favorite class is tough since I have had so many awesome classes here. However, if I had to choose, it would be my Health Assessment class. This class is geared at preparing student nurses for the hospital environment by educating them in vital signs and interacting with patients on a healthcare basis. Students here are dedicated to the point where studying is a common habit, yet there are still plenty of events offered here that can help one relax when studying gets to be a bit too much. For my program, the academic requirements are perfect since they prepare one for success in nursing. The requirement of at least a C in my classes drives the competition to go above and beyond in striving for success.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The people, the basketball team, the campus, the education, the oppurtunities

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    SHU boasts over 100 clubs and organizations on campus for almost every major as well as plenty of social or community orgs. We have plenty of sororities and frats including service, social, and academic greek organizations. The Bball games are popular as well as the soccer games. Our student activities board is always host some kind of event from open mic nights to broadway show for $20 to dances year round. There's a movie theater right down the street as well as the train station so if nothing's happening on campus there's other stuff to do nearby. You can go out to eat at the nearby restaurants, hit up the theater, or go to NYC. You're only bored if you want to be, there will be someone doing something and because the community is so small you'll hear about it, or know someone who's going.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Many commuters so those who stay on campus become very close.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Basically the exact same as ones from high school

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yea, I mean you will the the typical "Jersey Girl" or "Guido" roaming around campus and the whole "diplo dork" thing is pretty accurate. We're diplo students who enjoy discussing what we're learning and we are all dorks to some extent. So I'd say they are accurate but not all students or even the majority of our students fall into a stereotype.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    My family lives in Philadelphia and I wanted to be close enough to them where I could visit for vacations yet I would still feel some independence. Also, it's extremely close to New York City.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    My classes have from 20 to 35 students in them with one class, a psychology course, that has about 60 students in it. All of my teachers know me personally which is really great and helpful. The classes are very interactive.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

5,956

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,880

Total Grad Students

31%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

114

Student Organizations

13

Fraternities

14

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

23%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
17%
% White or Caucasian
48%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Seton Hall University receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$39,258

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$13,108

Room and Board

53,366

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,877
$30 - $48K
$21,362
$48 - $75K
$26,916
$75 - $110K
$30,131
$110K & UP
$32,116

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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