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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?

1,683 Undergraduate Awards
$41,477 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Seton Hall has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Seton Hall University

Contact details for Seton Hall are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
Phone: 973-761-9000
Website: www.shu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/setonhall
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/setonhall

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Seton Hall?

73% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 73%, Seton Hall may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 570 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 570 to 640 )
200
800
Seton Hall received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 23 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 23 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Seton Hall University?

$41,477 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Seton Hall is $41,477. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

5,777 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,136 undergraduate students at Seton Hall, with 5,777 being full-time and 359 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Seton Hall

There are also 4,026 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,777 full-time undergraduates at Seton Hall, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Seton Hall

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seton Hall University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Seton Hall Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 580
Black or African American 444
Hispanic or Latino 1,002
White 2,860
International Students 244
Other Races/Ethnicities 647

Geographic Diversity

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

872 Took All Classes Online
2,249 Took At Least One Class Online
21.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Seton Hall. In 2017-2018, 2,249 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seton Hall has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 19%
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%
Health Professions 13%
Legal Research 12%
Nursing 4%
Psychology 24%

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
Student Counseling #9
Mental & Social Health Services #17
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #23
Communication & Media Studies #26
Human Resource Management #32
Communication & Journalism #42
Psychology #66
Educational Administration #71
Health & Medical Administrative Services #90
Nursing #159
Education #194
Health Professions #266
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 126 0 59 8 193
Liberal Arts General Studies 186 0 0 0 186
Business Administration & Management 1 0 157 0 158
General Biology 142 0 7 0 149
Finance & Financial Management 141 0 0 0 141
Law 0 0 0 139 139
Accounting 75 0 60 0 135
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 57 71 128
International Relations & National Security 73 0 44 0 117
Educational Administration 0 43 12 61 116
Human Resource Management 33 0 70 0 103
Legal Research 0 0 100 0 100
Marketing 97 0 0 0 97
Allied Health Professions 0 0 72 0 72
Management Information Systems 71 0 0 0 71
General Psychology 56 0 13 0 69
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 57 0 57
Teacher Education Grade Specific 52 0 0 0 52
Social Work 28 0 23 0 51
Communication Sciences 0 0 49 0 49
Theological & Ministerial Studies 14 0 35 0 49
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 39 0 7 46
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 0 0 0 45
General English Literature 30 0 14 0 44
Political Science & Government 44 0 0 0 44
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 38 0 0 0 38
Public Relations & Advertising 28 0 9 0 37
Special Education 25 0 10 0 35
Health & Physical Education 35 0 0 0 35
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 32 0 32
Student Counseling 0 0 31 0 31
History 22 0 5 0 27
Economics 26 0 0 0 26
Communication & Media Studies 15 0 9 0 24
Natural Resources Conservation 24 0 0 0 24
Philosophy 24 0 0 0 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 22 0 0 0 22
Communication & Journalism (Other) 22 0 0 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 22 0 0 0 22
Business/Managerial Economics 20 0 0 0 20
Chemistry 9 0 5 6 20
Public Administration 0 0 20 0 20
Physics 18 0 0 0 18
Computer Information Systems 16 0 0 0 16
Mathematics 15 0 0 0 15
Museum Studies 0 0 15 0 15
Applied Mathematics 14 0 0 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 13 0 0 0 13
Religious Studies 7 0 6 0 13
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 11 0 11
Sociology 10 0 0 0 10
Area Studies 5 0 4 0 9
Writing Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 7 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 6 0 6
Romance Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 4 0 4
Journalism 3 0 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Anthropology 3 0 0 0 3
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 1 0 1
Music 1 0 0 0 1
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,683 82 999 299 3,063

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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