South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Seton Hall University has provided a safe environment where I have been able to make lifelong friends. Most of the classes ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Seton Hall University has provided a safe environment where I have been able to make lifelong friends. Most of the classes are interesting because of the passion that the professors have. They are usually very easy to contact and understanding of academic issues. The dorm situations are good for a dorm, but the laundry situation is ridiculous. Most of the machines are usually broken if not the swipe which controls all of them. There is a lot of variety in the cafeteria, but some days, none of the varieties look very appealing, but they have many stations where students can prepare and individual meal. The recreation center is amazing and very convenient to stay in shape.

Tatiana
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I think overall it is a very good place to get my education. It is not perfect by any means (the food is the best in certain ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think overall it is a very good place to get my education. It is not perfect by any means (the food is the best in certain places) but I feel like it is a very nice, safe, welcoming campus that has great professors and staff members who care about the student body.

Lesley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wish that seton hall was more diverse and promoted more cultures. In addition I wish there was more activities on campus be...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wish that seton hall was more diverse and promoted more cultures. In addition I wish there was more activities on campus because I feel that the school is so small it's hard to get involved and get to know everyone. In addition I wish that there was more academic help, I have met so amazing people here but I wish it was more.

Jenny
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school! I feel like I am at home and welcomed! There is much diversity, and friendly people. The professors are a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a great school! I feel like I am at home and welcomed! There is much diversity, and friendly people. The professors are always available and our advisors are always guiding us what to do all the way up to graduation. I honestly am proud to become a pirate!

Easlet
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Do not send your black children to this university. The students are the most racist students at almost any university campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Do not send your black children to this university. The students are the most racist students at almost any university campus. Black students get ignored here and are outcast by other students. Black students come motivated and leave feeling like they have lived in the 1950's. Black students are belittled and denigrated most by other students (including Caucasians, Muslims and Hispanic's), regardless of how intelligent you are. I have witnessed it time after time. These students come into a university seem to have been taught professional racism by there parents. It is sad but true. Let them have this university.

Megan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Like anything there were good and bad things. First with the good. Many of my professors were available to talk not only abo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Like anything there were good and bad things. First with the good. Many of my professors were available to talk not only about the workload but about future careers, the stress of school and what it's really like in your given field. Many of them genuinely enjoyed teaching and wanted to help their students better themselves. The degree I entered offered numerous intern and volunteer experiences in order to better understand what part of the field you wanted to enter after graduation or if you wanted to stay in the field at all. That's all the good I can think of for now, onto the bad! While many of the professors are good, there are equally as many that aren't. Some are past the their prime (and by past I mean teaching how to use the projector every class and falling asleep during class), uninterested in helping students (have been told I would be judged harder than the other students due to having a class with that prof), or just generally not caring, showing up late on their phone and teaching maybe a 1/4 of the material. Once you graduate you're on your own. Despite what the career center and professors say there is little to no help in preparing for jobs other than reviewing your resume. Professors have pretty much all but lost their connections in the real world (there are a few exceptions) so can't help by sending you towards someone they may know, and no one you interview with will know them. My department rarely published any more and weren't really interested in doing their own research or applying for grants. There is little to no student life on campus beyond the few events that are put on after most students had left for the day. While I appreciate the good professors I had and the knowledge I got from working in their labs, I do regret attending SHU. There are universities that will give you the same or better education for less money and with staff who is interested in furthering the field.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SHU is a medium-sized university in North Jersey, which is a great location for a lot of things. It's a quick train ride into...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SHU is a medium-sized university in North Jersey, which is a great location for a lot of things. It's a quick train ride into NYC, which is really convenient for internships and also for any fun that you want to have there. The school is expanding really quickly, which is nice to see as a student. We're opening a brand new school of medicine and are always doing more renovations on the campus, so it's nice to see physical improvements. I really enjoy it here as a Journalism student - our proximity to New York makes it easy to get very cool and awesome internships. Basketball is also huge here, which is super fun.

Amber
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a whole, I am not entirely pleased with my experience at Seton Hall however unfortunately that experience is akin to the t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a whole, I am not entirely pleased with my experience at Seton Hall however unfortunately that experience is akin to the trials and tribulations that people of color face in the real world. However, the triumphs of my major of study program, makes up for what the university lacks. While there are some downfalls, I can honestly say that I will be prepared as an educator upon leaving the university.

Gunnar
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is I immensely dislike Seton Hall University; I advise anyone not going to this university no matter how e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is I immensely dislike Seton Hall University; I advise anyone not going to this university no matter how excellent your financial aid package is or how your first impressions are of this college. The school has little to no culture since there is very little student involvement on campus. Campus housing for food is terrible and depressing. The university does a horrible job of helping freshman transition to college life. The only fun times to be had is on Thursday nights and at the basketball games, but that's about it. Most of the students at Seton Hall are commuters, so the campus is empty on the weekends. Also if you're lucky you may end up with some decent professors, but otherwise good luck. Overall, Seton Hall is an average college and is the right school for some, but not for most.

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Originally Seton Hall University was never a thought of mine when I started my college search. However, I do believe everyth...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Originally Seton Hall University was never a thought of mine when I started my college search. However, I do believe everything happens for a reason and I am more than happy that I ended up here. While the smaller size might not be for everyone, I find comfort in seeing familiar faces and only being a walk from all my classes. Living on campus, virtually everything is at your fingertips, and it’s very easy to get around. The pirate pride runs deep both on campus and with the network of alumni, and the university definitely supports its athletics. I really enjoy that despite being a small Catholic school, we feel bigger through our men’s basketball team. Additionally, while the university likes to uphold the Christian tradition and Catholic beliefs, I do not feel like any of the Catholic beliefs are pushed upon me. However, with upholding the Christian tradition I do not agree with the lack of sexual education on the university’s part. I feel that sexual education is vital to every campus, religious affiliation or not, and is definitely something I would change about the school. Also, I would change the dining hall. While it took some time to get the hang of, eating here kind of requires one to get creative. Otherwise, you will have to stick to a few of the same things. One of the things I like the most about Seton Hall University is the emphasis on security. Especially in comparison to the other colleges I have been to, Seton Hall is definitely the most secure. Each residence hall has 24 hour security and the entire campus’s perimeter is enclosed with a gate. Parts of the adjacent areas are a little spotty, but the security always makes me feel safe. Overall, I am very pleased with Seton Hall University and enjoy my time there. The two biggest drawbacks, the lack of sex ed and the dining hall, are all definitely insignificant when compared to all of its great things. If a small school setting is something you’re interested in, Seton Hall is a great place to consider.

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  • 5,956
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $39,258
  • Acceptance rate
  • 67%

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