Seton Hall University: Ranking & Review

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South Orange Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 201 576
Top 4%

Seton Hall University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate73%76%71%
Enrolled undergraduates1,459688771
Enrolled total (including graduate students)9,8014,3125,489

1,786 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

474 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,149
Percent of students submitting SAT scores79%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores474
Percent of students submitting ACT scores32%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Seton Hall University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $57,090 $57,090
Off-campus $58,290 $58,290
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,174 and other expenses per full academic year.

Seton Hall University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,622 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $38,400 $38,400
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,188 $2,188
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,170 $1,170
Tuition for Full-time graduates $21,816 $21,816
Fees for full-time graduates $652 $652
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,212 $1,212

Programs and Degrees

Health Professions and Related Programs 209 298 48 555
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 262 220 482
Education 74 100 50 224
Legal Professions and Studies 57 166 223
Social Sciences 145 39 184
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 149 11 5 165
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 114 50 164
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 142 142
Psychology 45 26 4 75
Theology and Religious Vocations 15 52 67
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 33 28 61
English Language and Literature & Letters 30 15 45
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 41 41
Physical Sciences 28 8 2 38
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 32 32
Visual and Performing Arts 27 27
History 19 2 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 8 20
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3 16 19
Mathematics and Statistics 18 18
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 10 10
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 3
Grand Total1,4109402752,625

A total of 1,410 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Seton Hall University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,215 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate67%63%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesSHU
MottoHazard Zet Forward
Despite hazards, move forward
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Mission StatementSeton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,550
Instructional FTE673
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey, 07079-2697
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000

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