Seton Hall University in South Orange

South Orange, NJ

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Seton Hall University offers 354-degree programs and 42 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 76%. The most popular test is SAT - 87% of students submitted it in comparison to 29% of students who submitted ACT. 41% are women, and 59% are men. 4% percents of international students. Seton Hall University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Seton Hall University is 26177$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $40126 and $51780 per year. 65% of full-time Seton Hall University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $53,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Seton Hall University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Seton Hall University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,300
$30,001 - $48,000$21,103
$48,001 - $75,000$25,864
$75,001 - $110,000$29,141

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9012

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4974 of Seton Hall University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 86 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Seton Hall University number 3 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Seton Hall University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Seton Hall University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Seton Hall University graduation rate is above the national average.

65% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Seton Hall University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Seton Hall University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Seton Hall University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Seton Hall University full-time retention rate is 84% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Seton Hall University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1060 - 1230

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 520 - 610
Math: 540 - 620
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Seton Hall University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
23 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 22 - 28
Math: 23 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Seton Hall University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Seton Hall University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Seton Hall University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 400 S Orange Ave address in South Orange, New Jersey.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Seton Hall University with 0.17% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on Seton Hall Law School

The campus located by 1109 Raymond Blvd. address in Newark, New Jersey.


Seton Hall Law School in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Seton Hall University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Seton Hall Law School is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Seton Hall University offers 354 programs in total: 168 are for Bachelor's degree, 138 - for Master's degree, 27 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 12 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. Seton Hall University is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 42 distance education programs that are offered in the Seton Hall University: 33 are for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Seton Hall University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5719 students with 171577 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2135 with 51248 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 668 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Seton Hall University

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Overall Rating:

Seton Hall University is an amazing academic university that I believe does not get enough credit. They have a very prestigious business school that works extremely hard to make sure every student is successful. They have developed me into a very hard working student and I am thankful for them for helping me get a summer internship my sophomore year. Seton Hall University is a great school and I highly recommend perspective students to check it out!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Graduated from Seton Hall University, and absolutely enjoyed my education experience. The professors took the time to get to know each student within the cohort. As a student, I knew where I stood with the professor at all times. The professors utilized the latest advances in education technology. The University took the time to ensure that their IT platform accommodated distance learners, but also allowed distance learners to feel at home on campus throughout the program. Seton Hall University was the perfect school for me!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I enjoyed my visit to Seton Hall University. Care about students and alumni from foreign countries. National Origin, Race, and Creed is a top priority to Seton Hall University. Much better school than Quinnipiac University. I have first hand experience on Quinnipiac University. QU will discriminate if your Indian, Muslim, Black, Chinese, Mexican. The only reason QU has South Asian students on campus is because the racist Higher Authorities want their money. John Lahey, Mark Thompson, Donald Weinbach, Dianna Pategas, Edgar Rodriguez, Lynn Bushnell, and John Morgan are at fault for all the racism that happens on the QU campus. The QU Higher Authorities mentioned above hate people of color (Especially Brown people-Indians and Muslims). In reality the QU Higher Authorities and Matt Conway QU's Attorney hate people from India. Matt Conway QU's Attorney wrote a death threat letter to end a QU Indian Alumni's life. The QU Indian alumni's mother and father were also present and threatened by Matt Conway at the CCHRO Central Office in Hartford. QU's Attorney is ignorant, a bully, malicious, two faced, shady, erratic, disturbed, unprofessional, corrupt, dishonest, negative, rude, and racist toward Indians. Matt Conway and Paul Stoughton manage an unethical law firm. Conway voted for Donald Trump. He supports the immigration ban and Donald Trump name calling every Black NFL player "SOB's". He has a disdain for Indians. A Quinnipiac University Indian Alumni floored him on the Connecticut General Statutes and Title II Public Accommodation Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. He is incompetent and has no clue on World Views, National Origin, Creed, and Race. Attorney Conway lost a National Origin discrimination case against a QU Indian Alumni in 2015. Unsuccessful in defending a National Origin Discrimination (India) claim and failed to get a "No Reasonable Cause"(administrative dismissal) determination in CCHRO during the Mandatory Mediation Conference for his client Quinnipiac University. 82 allegations were filed against his client John Lahey President, Mark Thompson EVP, Donald Weinbach VP of Alumni Affairs, Dianna Pateags Associate VP of Alumni Affairs, Edgar Rodriguez Chief of Public Safety Quinnipiac University for discriminating, harassing, provoking, bullying, extorting, blackmailing, and threatening an Indian alumni's life. Indian National Origin discrimination complaint easily passed a CCHRO Merit Assessment Review. Complainant's CCHRO Lengthy Affidavit and Rebuttal was much stronger than Quinnipiac University's weak response. The QU Indian Alumni and the Indian family pointed out in CCHRO that National Origin discrimination against Indians does exist at Quinnipiac University and in the small little law firm of Conway and Stoughton. Matt Conway wrote a threatening letter to end a QU Indian Alumni's life thinking that it would solve the problem. It made the problem worse for his client QU.Down below is a comment from the Quinnipiac University google page. A pattern of National Origin discrimination toward Indian people does exist at Quinnipiac University.Vinay Patel 5 reviews · 2 photosa week ago The faculty and campus are amazing, but something about the University itself is off-putting. The lack of any diversity may be a problem but the fact that they group ethnic students together on purpose with housing is extremely concerning. Also extremely expensive and the meal plan is limited as well.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I attended Seton Hall in the 2012-2013 school year for my freshman year. It was the single worst year of my life. lets first talk about the vain. 1. For how much I was paying a year (about 40,000) I was appalled at the state of my dorm room. I was in Aquinas in the basement. It was cold, wet, and smelled weird. The walls were cinder blocks and the bathrooms were outdated and had actually needed a little extra scrubbing from myself and my roommates. It was suite style meaning you walked into two rooms and a bathroom. There were two of us in my room and three in the other. That is 5 girls sharing one small bathroom, ill let you imagine what that was like. The rooms were about the same size and i felt bad for the other girls with three in one room. It was far too cramped. I let one of the girls keep some of her stuff in my room because they didnt have enough space. I was literally sick the entire school year. I think there was mold somewhere because my allergies had never been so bad. When I left for breaks my symptoms would suddenly go away.2. The classes were terrible. The classes here were easier and less enthusiastic than high school. I payed $40,000 to attend this school. I should have been engaged and had teachers that actually cared. I also hated the freshman courses we were forced to take first semester. They were taught by priests. I get its a catholic school but having a religions course taught with the obvious bias made me sick. Not to mention the religion being shoved down my throat. The teachers didn't care and it was quite plain alot of them hated working there.3. It was far smaller than I thought it was. I was recruited from AZ for academic excellence and I truly felt like I was scammed into attending. I was given this speech about how amazing the basketball team was, and the academic programs were all to be rivaled, and the campus is unparalleled, blah blah blah. I was niave and believed her. School is tiny and so damn clicky. It was the worst parts of high school all over again. I'd made friends but I kid you not when I say we all left after our freshman year. I went back to AZ, one went to WVU, another went to Rutgers and another went to Hunter College in NYC.DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS INSTITUTION. There are far better universities actually worth your time, energy, experience, and cold hard cash. This place is not. End rant.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

As a student at Seton Hall, what I like the most about the school is that there is something for everyone. Of course the school puts academics first, excelling in multiple fields from business to diplomacy. But if a college student was to consume themselves with only schoolwork, they may lose their mind. That's why I appreciate the fact that Seton Hall offers so much for the students to get involved in so that they can make the most out of their college experience and attain knowledge that just cannot be given in a classroom. There are jobs on campus like Blue Crew and Peer Advisers that allow students to get involved at Seton Hall while representing Seton Hall, really allowing students to feel a part of the community. And with all the social, cultural, religious, and academic organizations on campus, it feels as though everyone is bound to find their place at Seton Hall.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 400 S Orange Ave


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9737619000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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