Celebrating Our Diversity
Since 1856, Seton Hall University has been a place where leaders learn. When Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley founded Seton Hall, he envisioned a home for the mind, the heart and the spirit. Today, we celebrate a diverse tapestry of ideas and perspectives that enriches the dialogue and academic discussion in the classroom. We are proud that our diversity stimulates innovative teaching and learning, and believe that it prepares our students to live and work in a global society. The statue of Elizabeth Ann Seton at the heart of our campus is a daily reminder of the kind of community we strive to be—one that recognizes the dignity of all, welcomes each student fully, and treasures their gifts.
Seton Hall University attracts students from every corner of the United States and from more than 70 countries around the world. Nearly 40 percent of our undergraduates identify themselves as students of color. Outside of the U.S., China, Colombia, India, Saudi Arabia and Thailand are the most represented countries at the University.
Seton Hall also has an outstanding reputation for providing an accessible and affordable education for students. We continue to stay true to our mission of being a University of opportunity by distributing more than $80 million in financial aid annually. Overall, 98 percent of our undergraduates receive financial aid and 30 percent are awarded Pell grants. In addition, many of our students are the first in their family to attend college.
At Seton Hall, multiculturalism is an integral part of our daily life. From our prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership program to more than 20 student-run cultural groups, you’ll find it’s easy to make friends and get involved. Student organizations include the African Student Association, Asian Student Association, Adelante Latino Association, Filipino League Association, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, Multicultural Advisory Committee, Muslim Student Association, National Council of Negro Women and Psi Sigma Phi Fraternity. And, through our study abroad learning opportunities, you’ll have an array of choices and experiences that will help you become a true citizen of the world.
Our campus also proudly hosts a full schedule of annual events such as Black History Month, the International Festival, Conference on Women and Gender, Japan Week and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Exposition, to name just a few. In addition, our research centers and institutes bring together scholars from across disciplines to promote new ways of thinking about the world in which we live.
At Seton Hall, a deep commitment to diversity is central to our mission. We invite you to celebrate and explore the many ways that multiculturalism enriches our academic curriculum and the life of our campus.