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Seton Hall Again Places Top-Third in National Universities According to U.S. News  

Campus Green and Presidents HallOn September 12, U.S. News & World Report released its annual guide, with Seton Hall continuing to be highly ranked among the 10% of all schools and colleges that are designated as "National Universities." The latest Report saw major changes in how the ranking is configured along with some changes in its methodology.

The "National Universities" category used in the U.S. News & World Report rankings is derived from the list of Carnegie Classifications. Seton Hall is designated as a "High Research Activity" institution, placing it among Doctoral Universities in the Carnegie Classification, and thus, one of the National Universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Listed at #137, and tied with 13 other universities, Seton Hall is among the Top Third of all National Universities. 

In recent years, Seton Hall has repeatedly broken records for applications, enrollment, High School GPA, SAT and ACT scores – all metrics that contribute to a school's U.S. News ranking. Seton Hall's "Peer Ranking," which measures the assessment of the University by top-level academics from other schools, has again been "graded" at 3.0, steadily rising by 10%.

"We are pleased to see Seton Hall's continued ranking among the top tier of Catholic universities nationwide," noted Provost and Executive Vice President Katia Passerini, Ph.D. "This follows several other accolades the University has recently earned. Our ongoing investments in the academy, in the student experience, in our Affordability Agenda, and in our mission reflect our unwavering belief in the power of the place and the community that continue to make Seton Hall a symbol of transformative education."

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is one of many that place Seton Hall among the best colleges in the nation. Seton Hall was again recognized most recently as one of the "Top Colleges in America" as well as one of the "Top Regional Colleges" by the Princeton Review; a "Best College for your Money" by Money magazine; and a Forbes "Top College in America." 

Guided by its strategic plan, "Harvest Our Treasures," the University has articulated and is delivering on its bold vision for future success along with its record fundraising in year 2021-2022.

Seton Hall Highly Rated in Rankings That Measure Outcomes
Seton Hall regularly meets or surpasses rankings that measure student and alumni outcomes, scoring in the Top 10 percent nationally in a 2022 ranking by Georgetown University that measured employment outcomes in the form of Return on Investment for undergraduate students across the U.S.

Additionally, in research conducted by PayScale Inc., Seton Hall was ranked among the Top 12% of colleges in America for the mid-career salary ($103,800) of its alumni. 

Separately, in 2019 (the most recent year the ranking was computed), with an employment score of 92.55 percent, Seton Hall ranked first among all private colleges and universities in New Jersey in a ranking that used data from IPEDS and the U.S. Department of Education's "College Scorecard." 

Seton Hall Among Nation's Most Trusted Universities
Seton Hall was recently recognized as one of the "Most Trusted Universities" in a recent nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult, a decision intelligence company that defined trust as the belief that an institution will do the right thing. Seton Hall ranked #36 among all universities nationally, sixth among Catholic universities nationally and second only to Princeton in New Jersey.

Seton Hall Means Business: Top 25 Percent U.S. News
The Stillman School of Business undergraduate program ranked 108 in the nation in the U.S. News metric. In total, U.S. News measured 516 business programs across the United States for its ranking, with Stillman placing in the top 22 percent of all schools. 

The Stillman School is among the select programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) — the highest standard of achievement for business schools, which is earned by only 5 percent of schools worldwide granting business degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.

The Stillman School of Business rose to 39th in the nation in the Poets&Quants ranking of the "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2022" and was ranked the top business school in New Jersey for Alumni Experience.

In the Georgetown report, graduates of Seton Hall's master's accounting programs were found to have the fifth highest return on investment (ROI) among all accounting programs in the U.S., ranking the school's graduate accounting programs #1 in New Jersey.

The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development, the predecessor to the Buccino Leadership Institute, and based within the University's Stillman School of Business, was ranked the #1 Leadership Development Certificate Program in the nation by, five years in a row. The Buccino Leadership Institute at Seton Hall was named the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Program award by the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE).

Seton Hall College of Nursing: Top Ten Percent U.S. News
The College of Nursing rose 25 points in the U.S. News ranking, placing it at 51, and earning a rank among the top 7 percent of programs nationally. Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked Seton Hall's Online Graduate Nursing Program as one of the top online graduate nursing programs in the nation, ranking 15th in 2022, up from 27 the previous year and in the top 8 percent nationally. 

President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. added, "External affirmations amplify what we already know; that for 166 years Seton Hall has been delivering on the vision of its founder, Bishop Bayley, to be a place of opportunity and a home for the mind, the heart, and the spirit. We look forward to shaping an even brighter future for all those who call Seton Hall home."

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