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Seton Hall University


One of America’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hal’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Business.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. In recent years, the University has achieved extraordinary success. Since 2009, the University has seen record-breaking undergraduate enrollment growth in addition to an impressive 103-point increase in the average SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores of incoming freshmen.

In the past decade, Seton Hall students and alumni have been awarded more than 20 Fulbright Scholarships as well as other prestigious academic honors including a Rhodes Scholar. In the past five years, the University has invested more than $134 million in new campus buildings and renovations. In the last year Seton Hall launched a new School of Medicine as well as a new College of Communication and the Arts.

At Seton Hall, professional advancement is fostered through a worldwide alumni network and extensive career resources. Programs can be pursued full- or part-time either on campus, online or at convenient sites throughout New Jersey. Evening, weekend and accelerated summer programs also are available.

Undergraduate Programs:

Seton Hall offers more than 90 rigorous undergraduate academic programs and provides a nurturing, caring and supportive academic community which fosters the intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of our students. Seton believes in empowering all students to discover their unique calling right from the start. Personal attention, small classes and dedicated faculty members are a hallmark of a Seton Hall education. 

Graduate Programs:

Seton Hall offers more than 120 graduate programs – many of which are nationally recognized for their academic excellence. Graduate students study with world-class faculty, receive personalized attention, and have access to a wide array of master’s, doctoral and certificate programs. 

Schools and Colleges:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication and the Arts
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Education
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Theology

With an acceptance rate of about 76%, Seton Hall University is relatively easy to get in. U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed SHU the 118th. Washington Monthly National Universities Rankings 2016 ranked it the 179th. 

  • Year established
  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

The most popular majors by the number of registered students are registered nurse, biological sciences, international relations and affairs, liberal arts and humanities, finance, marketing, communications, psychology.

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Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue South Orange,
United States
NJ 7079
United States
United States
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+1 973-761-9000

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Seton Hall’s 58-acre campus is located in South Orange, 14 miles from New York City. Newark, NJ is the closest city that has an airport at 6 miles away.