Seton Hall University Overview
Seton Hall University is a private not-for-profit institution located in South Orange, New Jersey. South Orange is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Seton Hall University Known For?
- Students at Seton Hall have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Seton Hall.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Seton Hall with a bachelor's degree make about $68,441 a year. That's 68% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Seton Hall to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Seton Hall University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Seton Hall has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Seton Hall.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Seton Hall has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Seton Hall University?
Contact details for Seton Hall are given below.
|Address:||400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-2697|
How Do I Get Into Seton Hall?
You can apply to Seton Hall online at: https://www.shu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/applying.cfm
Admission Requirements for Seton Hall
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Seton Hall?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.
Average Test Scores
About 83% of students accepted to Seton Hall submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.
Can I Afford Seton Hall University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Seton Hall, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $11,419 a year. That adds up to $45,676 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Seton Hall is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Seton Hall University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,901 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,724 full-time undergraduates at Seton Hall, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seton Hall University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||454|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,063|
New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Seton Hall University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 83 countries are represented at Seton Hall. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Seton Hall University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seton Hall has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Seton Hall
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Seton Hall University was $45,290 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Seton Hall is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||#16||#16|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#19||#19|
|Other Public Administration||#26||#26|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#46||#46|
|Communication & Media Studies||#69||#69|
Online Growth Rankings of Seton Hall
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seton Hall University was 98.1%. This is the #419 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Seton Hall regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Seton Hall majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||65%|
|Computer Information Systems||65%|
|Other Public Administration||82%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Seton Hall ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Seton Hall.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Public Administration||#3|
|Legal Professions (Other)||#7|
|Computer Information Systems||#27|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#64|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#82|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Seton Hall University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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