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Seton Hall University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Seton Hall University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for Seton Hall University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Seton Hall University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Seton Hall University is 78%.  It ranks #20 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Seton Hall University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 16,295 out of 20,830 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent (SAT 1150/1310 ACT 25/30). Seton Hall University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Seton Hall University application fee is $55 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Seton Hall University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

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 prefers 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. Seton Hall University ranks #6 in New Jersey and #197 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >86%
1230 to 1310 Avg + 78%-86%
1150 to 1230 Avg - 68%-78%
1070 to 1150 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1070 Low <55%
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Seton Hall University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for Seton Hall University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Seton Hall University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey and #187 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Seton Hall University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Seton Hall University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >87%
27 to 30 Avg + 78%-87%
25 to 27 Avg - 70%-78%
23 to 25 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 23 Low <60%
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Seton Hall University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Seton Hall University?

Applicants require 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 3.61 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 grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Seton Hall University accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Seton Hall University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% of Seton Hall University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Seton Hall University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Seton Hall University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,915 8,915 20,830
Accepted 9,147 7,148 16,295
Acceptance Rate 77% 80% 78%
Enrolled 674 662 1,336
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 9% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Seton Hall University is $55.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Seton Hall University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Seton Hall University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Seton Hall University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Seton Hall University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Seton Hall University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Seton Hall University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Seton Hall University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.