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Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

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Seton Hall University overview
Location South Orange, New Jersey
Online shu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Seton Hall University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Seton Hall University, founded in 1856, is a private Roman Catholic university located in South Orange, New Jersey, approximately 14 miles from New York City. The university's suburban campus spans 58 acres and features Gothic architecture, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Seton Hall is known for its academic offerings in business, nursing, and diplomacy and international relations. The institution has a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is available, with a majority of undergraduates residing in university housing. Seton Hall's athletic teams, known as the Pirates, compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference, particularly noted for their men's basketball program.

In the most recent statistical year 25,731 prospective students applied, and 19,315 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,512 enrolled in the school.  7,466 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,157 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,380 plus fees of $2,580. Seton Hall University is ranked 219 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Seton Hall University is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Seton Hall University overview
SAT 1230/1390
ACT 28/31
GPA 3.64

Applications Accepted

Seton Hall University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Seton Hall University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,580
Room and Board $16,532
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$69,492

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$62,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Seton Hall University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Health Professions 12%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 7%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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