Seton Hall University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


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.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, International Relations, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 9669
Total Grad Students: 4368
Undergraduate Students: 5301
Faculty: 432

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

400 S Orange Ave
South Orange New Jersey 7079


Main Email:

Main Phone: 973-761-9000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Marie A. Scolavino
Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions Office

Transfer Services Contact:
Marie A. Scolavino
Assistant Director of Admissions, Admissions Office
973.313.6161 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Maria Soares
Director, Office of International Programs

Athletics Contact:
Joseph Quinlan
Director Of Athletics , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.50 or 2.75 for math and science majors is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution is 100. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 30.

Test Scores for Applying:
Candidates with fewer than 24 transfer credits must submit their standardized test scores for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Candidates with fewer than 24 transfer credits must be in good standing with prior institution(s) for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required of all applicants for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Application fee of $55 for paper application and $45 for on-line application.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 26
English 20 26
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 470 580
Math 490 590
Writing 490 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 728

Transfers Accepted: 613

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 84%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 85%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -1%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2004


Books: 1300

Other Expenses: 3600

Room and Board: 11154

Tuition and Fees: 33490

Total Cost: 49544

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
SHU is committed to providing you with the resources you need to make your dreams a reality. Here at Seton Hall, 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid and 72% of entering freshmen receive scholarships or grants directly from the University

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 12792

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 91%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 68%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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