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Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall, founded in 1856, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. Its 58-acre campus is located in South Orange, 14 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,839
   Women 3,434 (58.8%)
   Men 2,405 (41.2%)
Graduate Students 4,064
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 10,730 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.45
SAT Math 570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 552 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $56,890
  Tuition and Fees $39,558
  Room and Board $14,732
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $15,530
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 460
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
South Orange Population 16,964
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 75% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Pirate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.6% Asian
13.6% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.7% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students 2.6% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported