Seton Hall University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Seton Hall University
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Seton Hall University admits around three-quarters of applicants each year, but admissions are selective. Most admitted students have strong grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. If you're interested in applying to Seton Hall, you will need to submit an application along with high school transcripts, scores from either the SAT or the ACT, and a letter of recommendation. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

Seton Hall University Description

Located just 14 miles from Manhattan, Seton Hall University offers students a park-like campus in Northern New Jersey with easy train access to the city. The university was founded by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley in 1856 and has been true to its Catholic roots ever since. As a mid-sized university, Seton Hall provides a healthy balance of research and teaching. Undergraduates will find 60 programs from which to choose, a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and an average class size of 25. All students receive a laptop computer. In athletics, Seton Hall competes in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,836 (5,956 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent male / 55 percent female
  • 92 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $39.258
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,108
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $55,366

Seton Hall University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98 percent
    • Loans: 58 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,572
    • Loans: $10,050

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, International Relations, Nursing

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics