South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Seton Hall University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 73% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,232 out of 16,719 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 25 percent. Only 12% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Seton Hall University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Seton Hall University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Seton Hall University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >82%
1275 to 1340 Avg + 73%-82%
1210 to 1275 Avg - 61%-73%
1145 to 1210 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1145 Low <48%
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Seton Hall University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Seton Hall University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
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 #4 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 32 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 >82%
26 to 28 Avg + 73%-82%
24 to 26 Avg - 61%-73%
22 to 24 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 22 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Seton Hall University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Seton Hall University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,580 7,139 16,719
Accepted 6,820 5,412 12,232
Acceptance Rate 71% 76% 73%
Enrolled 771 688 1,459
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

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.