Seton Hall University Overview
Located in South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall University is a private not-for-profit institution. 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 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall makes roughly $57,200 a year. This is 40% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Seton Hall student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Seton Hall University Rankings
Seton Hall is ranked #13 out of 60 schools in New Jersey.
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.
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.
|#46||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#47||Best Teaching Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#59||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#63||Best Colleges for Accounting||College Factual|
|#81||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#156||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
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 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 79% 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 570 and 640. Math scores were between 570 and 640.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Seton Hall, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $10,936 a year. That adds up to $43,744 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Seton Hall is 3.8%. 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 4,026 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,777 full-time undergraduates at Seton Hall, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seton Hall University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||444|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,002|
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 14th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Seton Hall
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seton Hall University was 21.0%. This is the #865 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|
|Business Administration & Management||31%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||18%|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||39%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||56%|
|Computer Information Systems||56%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||9%|
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|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#17|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#23|
|Communication & Media Studies||#26|
|Human Resource Management||#32|
|Communication & Journalism||#42|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#90|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#306|
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
- Image Credit: By Chris Funkhouser under License
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