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Seton Hall University
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Seton Hall At-a-Glance  

One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. Seton Hall's 58-acre main campus is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan.  The University’s nationally-ranked School of Law is located in nearby Newark, New Jersey.

History:

  • Founded: 1856 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley
  • Namesake: Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born saint
  • Affiliation: Catholic, one of the oldest diocesan universities in the U.S., under the Archdiocese of Newark
  • Location: South Orange, New Jersey, suburban setting 30 minutes from NYC

Faculty and Academics:

  • Programs: 90+
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Freshman English classes: 15 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Students in internships: 81%
  • Employment Rate: 86%
    (About 20% higher than the national average)

Student Life And Activities:

  • 14 NCAA Division I Varsity Athletics
  • BIG EAST Conference
  • Intramurals and Club Sports: 25+
  • Student organizations: 130+
  • Greek Societies: 22
  • 40,000 hours of community service performed annually

Undergraduate Financial Aid:

  • Seton Hall dollars given to students each year: $75 million
  • Students receiving financial aid: 98%
  • Athletic scholarships available: Yes
  • Tuition and Fees »

Important Codes:

  • SAT: 2811
  • ACT: 2606
  • FAFSA: 002632

Enrollment:

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,800

  • 59% female/41% male
  • 44% diversity rate
  • 70 countries represented
  • 80% of freshmen live on campus

Graduate enrollment: 4,300

Freshman Profile:

  • Unweighted GPA average: 3.5
  • SAT average: 1150 (Old), 1220 (New)
  • ACT average: 25

Application Deadlines:

Freshmen Application Deadlines:

  • Early Action I: November 15
  • Early Action II: December 15
  • Preferred Deadline: February 1
  • Regular Decision: March 1
  • Complete FAFSA by March 1

Transfer Deadlines:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

Scholarship Deadlines:

Office of Admissions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255)
(973) 313-6146
Fax: (973) 275-2321
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