Location, Location, Location South Orange: The Perfect College Town
Seton Hall has the ideal location — close to all the action, yet not engulfed by it. The University's suburban, 58-acre park-like campus sits proudly within the picturesque town of South Orange, New Jersey. South Orange provides small-town charm with tree-lined streets, historic homes and quaint shops, as well as big-city opportunities with New York City just a short 14 miles away.
Getting to New York is easy — just a quick ten minute stroll to the town center and you can hop on the train and be in NYC's Penn Station in just about 30 minutes. While you're in town, enjoy all South Orange has to offer: diners and pizzerias, banks, pharmacies, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Garden of Eden Marketplace, South Orange Performing Arts Center, a movie theater, and so much more.
Our location gives you a tremendous edge when it comes to internship and job placement opportunities. We take full advantage of the Big Apple, the world's largest job market and the capitals of finance, fashion, entertainment, art, publishing and international diplomacy. And if all the advantage and opportunity of the Big Apple isn't enough, New Jersey, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, is brimming with opportunity too. Seton Hall's backyard boasts a powerhouse corporate corridor of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical giants and major corporations. For you this means networking, internship and career opportunities.
More than 81 percent of Seton Hall students have an internship — or two — on their resume before graduation, giving students experience at leading companies like American Express, The Associated Press, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, The New York Times, NBC, Prudential, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase, the State Department, Prudential and more. We offer more than 17,000 internship opportunities and are ranked in the top 5 in the nation for providing internship opportunities by the International Business Times. Because of our stellar national reputation, more than 550 employers visit campus every year just to recruit our graduates, including the Big Four accounting firms, ESPN, Barclay's Capital, Johnson and Johnson, the FBI, Verizon and Prudential. This is just one reason we boast a job placement rate that is about 20 percent higher than the national average.
Career advantage is just one of the benefits of being close to NYC, but let's not forget about the fun: ice skate at Rockefeller Center, enjoy dim sum in Chinatown, take in a Broadway show, shop 'til you drop on 5th Avenue, enjoy free concerts in Central Park, gallery hop in SOHO or explore one of the city’s many museums. If you want an escape from the city, visit the pristine New Jersey shoreline; camp, hike or bike our many lakes, parks and lush forests, ride the rapids on the Delaware River or experience Six Flags Great Adventure. Our student activities office regularly organizes trips to major attractions and events – the fun is never-ending!
South Orange: The Perfect College Town
There's plenty for Seton Hall students to do right down the road in South Orange - from movies, to manicures, parks to awesome restaurants.