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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 over 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, N.J. Our new Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus, situated in the towns of Clifton and Nutley, N.J., opened in July 2018. The IHS campus houses Seton Hall's College of Nursing, School of Health and Medical Sciences and the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

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.
  • Location: Suburban setting, South Orange, New Jersey, 30 minutes from New York City

Academics:

  • Majors and Programs: 90+
  • Average Class Size: 21
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
  • Internship Opportunities: 17,000+
  • Students in Internships: 81%
  • Employment Rate: 93%
  • Mid-Career Earnings: 50% higher than national average

Student Life:

  • Student Organizations: 150+
  • Greek Societies: 22

Application Profile:

  • Average GPA: 3.6
  • Average SAT: 1235 
  • Average ACT: 26.5

Important Codes:

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

Student Profile:

  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,200
  • Freshmen Living on Campus: 80%
  • Diversity Rate: 45% 
  • States Represented: 50
  • Countries Represented: 70
  • Female: 55% / Male: 45%
  • Graduate Enrollment: 4,000

2020-21 Costs:

  • Tuition and fees: $45,610
  • Room and board: $15,368

Financial Aid:

  • SHU Dollars Awarded to Students: $100+ million annually
  • Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%

Freshman Deadlines:

  • Early Action I: November 15
  • Early Action II: December 15
  • Regular Decision I: February 1
  • Regular Decision II: March 1
  • FASFA Filing: November 1
  • Scholarship: January 15

Transfer Deadlines:

  • Fall (Priority Consideration): June 1
  • Fall (Regular Decision): August 1
  • Spring: December 1

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1-800-THE-HALL (843-4255)
(973) 313-6146
Fax: (973) 275-2321

Office of Graduate Affairs
Phone: (973) 275-2892
Fax: (973) 275-2321
shugrad@shu.edu

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