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South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.4%
Admission Difficulty for Seton Hall University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Seton Hall University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,552 out of 19,260 applicants were admitted making Seton Hall University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Seton Hall University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Seton Hall University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Seton Hall University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Seton Hall University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Seton Hall University?

Seton Hall University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Seton Hall University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >80%
1230 to 1310 Avg + 70%-80%
1150 to 1230 Avg - 58%-70%
1070 to 1150 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1070 Low <45%
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Seton Hall University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Seton Hall University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Seton Hall University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Seton Hall University?

Admission data indicates that Seton Hall University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seton Hall University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Seton Hall University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >80%
26 to 28 Avg + 70%-80%
24 to 26 Avg - 58%-70%
22 to 24 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 22 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Seton Hall University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Seton Hall University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Seton Hall University accepts 70% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Seton Hall University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,813 8,447 19,260
Accepted 7,316 6,236 13,552
Acceptance Rate 68% 74% 70%
Enrolled 777 748 1,525
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 11%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Seton Hall University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Seton Hall University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Seton Hall University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186584 IPEDS survey data for Seton Hall University.

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Seton Hall University. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Seton Hall University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1310. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 28. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.