Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,836
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,536 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Seton Hall University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 15,427 applications and 10,321 students were granted admission. Seton Hall University is at the #65 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 33% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 84% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1070 to 1250
ACT23 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Seton Hall University's tuition was $37,100 for all students regardless of residency (38.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Seton Hall University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,656 (which is 5.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Seton Hall University in 2016-2017, was 780, which is 56% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,428 (which is 7.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Seton Hall University has enrolled a total of 9,836 students (7,170 students full-time and 2,666 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,836 students, 371 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 5,956 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,880 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 533 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 47%

Hispanic: 14%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%

Black/African American: 11%

Asian: 8%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Seton Hall University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 31% 1,221 46
Education 18% 704 0
Legal Professions And Studies 13% 534
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 178 0
Psychology 3% 138
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 111
Social Sciences 2% 82
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 2% 70
Theology And Religious Vocations 2% 68 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 48 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Seton Hall University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Seton Hall University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $45,000. Last year, out of the total 1,466 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,378 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,954 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,798 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $45,000 $56,400
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 1,466 1,954

Campus Location

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