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A home for the mind, the heart, and the spirit

 

Academic excellence
Seton Hall is a place where leaders learn. This is evident in almost three dozen student and alumni national scholars and fellows—including 18 prestigious Fulbright Scholars since 2009, as well as Rhodes, Udall, Pickering and Critical Language, and Truman Scholars—and more than 100,000 alumni who are now successful CEOs, judges, doctors, principals, CFOs, journalists, diplomats, and more. As one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall provides rigorous academic programs that are highly ranked by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Bloomberg Businessweek

 

Personal attention
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university—national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research, and scholarship—with all the benefits of a small, supportive, and nurturing environment. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of 21 mean faculty know more than just your name. At Seton Hall you’re part of a community dedicated to you and committed to providing a full and well-rounded experience inside the classroom—and beyond.

 

Distinguished faculty
Seton Hall’s accomplished faculty—who include Fulbright Scholars, prominent researchers, authors, artists, filmmakers, former school superintendents and principals, leaders in nursing, former ambassadors, analysts, and lawmakers—have graduated from some of the nation’s leading institutions, including Seton Hall, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth. They use their experiences to broaden the minds and perspectives of our students. 

 

Servant leadership
Seton Hall is a Catholic university with a nearly 160-year tradition of educational excellence. Seton Hall values integrity, compassion, and a commitment to helping others. A welcoming community, Seton Hall embraces students of all faiths and
inspires students to become servant leaders who make a difference in the world; that’s why our community
performs over 40,000 hours of community service annually. You’ll feel at home on our campus, where it’s easy to make friends and get involved.

 

Perfect location
Nestled in the suburban village of South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall provides the safe, quaint charm of a small town and the hustle and bustle of New York City life only 30 minutes away. Just hop on the train in the center of town and the worlds of entertainment, art, publishing, finance, and fashion; the United Nations; and thousands of major corporations are at your doorstep. This translates to a career edge and unprecedented job opportunities, not to mention lots of fun and excitement. 

 

Career advantage
Seton Hall offers more than 17,000 internship opportunities, and more than 81% of students have an internship—or two—on their résumé before graduation. In fact, Seton Hall is ranked #4 in the nation for providing internship opportunities. Seton Hall students have an employment rate almost 20% higher than the national average. A dedicated and mentoring 12-member career counseling staff begins working with you freshman year, identifying the best careers for you, providing workshops, developing your résumé, and helping you network. Their national reputation and stellar academic programs draw over 550 employers to campus each year just to recruit Seton Hall graduates.

AT A GLANCE

Fast Facts

 

History
Founded: 1856 by Reverend James Roosevelt Bayley 

Namesake: Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born saint

Affiliation: Catholic, oldest US Diocesan university

Location: South Orange, New Jersey, suburban setting 30 minutes from New York City

 

Academics
Majors and Programs:
90+

Average Class Size: 21

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Internship Opportunities: 17,000+

Students in Internships: 81%

Employment Rate: About 20% higher than the national average

 

Student Profile
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,800

Freshmen Living in Campus Housing: 82%

Diversity Rate: 40%

States Represented: 50

Countries Represented: 70

Gender: 59% female, 41% male

Graduate Enrollment: 4,500

 

Freshman Application Profile
Average GPA:
3.5

Average SAT (CR & M): 1140

Average ACT: 25

 

Student Life
NCAA Division I Sports: 14, Big East Conference

Intramural and Club Sports: 25+

Student Organizations: 130+

Greek Societies: 22

 

Financial Aid
Seton Hall Dollars Given to Students Annually: $80 million

Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%

“Beginning my freshman year, I started working with my pre-med advisor; she really helped me and even paired me with a Seton Hall alumni mentor, an orthopedic oncological surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. I got to observe him during 30 surgeries and assist him with several research projects. This, combined with my on-campus research with Dr. Muldow on stress hormones, as well as my two summer research positions at Columbia University Medical Center working on diabetes research, truly taught me to apply what I was studying in the classroom and helped me get into medical school.”

— Richard Greendyk

Biology Major, Pre-med

Chemistry and Spanish Minors

“In high school it was my dream to intern at the NY Mets and IMG. At Seton Hall I was able to realize my dream, and I have now interned at both these prestigious organizations, along with an internship at Madison Square Garden and Bella Public Relations. I wouldn’t have gotten these internships if it weren’t for Seton Hall’s Career Center. My career mentor was so supportive, helping me build my résumé and hone my interview skills—she helped me stand out as a candidate and really cared about my success. So much so that she even called me right before my interview with IMG to make sure I was prepared and calm. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

 

— Anna Negron

Sport Management Major

 

Majors and programs

- Accounting (5-year BS/MS dual degree) ∞

- Africana Studies •

- American Humanics √

- Ancient Greek †

- Anthropology •

- Applied Scientific Mathematics †

- Arabic †

- Archaeology †

- Art (Art History •, Fine Arts •)

- Art (BA/MA in Museum Professions) ∞

- Asian Studies •

- Athletic Training (5-year BS/MS or BA/MS dual degree) ∞

- Biochemistry

- Biology (BA or BS)

- Broadcasting and Visual Media •

- Business Administration • ‡

- Catholic Studies • ‡

- Catholic Theology •

- Chemistry •

- Classical Culture †

- Classical Languages †

- Classical Studies •

- Communication •

- Communication (BA/MA in Communication or Public Relations) ∞

- Computer Graphics √

- Computer Science •

- Creative Writing

- Criminal Justice •

- Data Visualization and Analysis √

- Digital Media and Video √

- Digital Media Production for the Web √

- Diplomacy and International Relations (BS/MA dual degree) ∞

- Early Childhood (integrated with Elementary and Special Education)

- Elementary Education (integrated with Early Childhood and Special Education)

- Economics (BA or BS) •

- Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil,Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical) §

- English •

- Entrepreneurial Studies √

- Environmental Sciences †

- Environmental Studies •

- Ethics and Applied Ethics †

- Finance

- French •

- Gerontology √

- Graphic, Interactive, and Advertising Design •

- History •

- Information Technologies √

- Information Technology Management ‡

- International Business †

- International Relations

- Italian •

- Italian Studies †

- Journalism •

- Latin †

- Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies •

- Law (3+3, BS in International Relations and JD) ∞

- Legal Studies in Business †

- Liberal Studies

- Management

- Market Research √

- Marketing

- Mathematical Finance

- Mathematics •

- MBA (5-year BS/MBA or BA/MBA dual degree) ∞

- Modern Languages

- Music (Comprehensive, History, Performance •)

- Music History †

- Music Technology †

- Musical Theatre †

- Nonprofit Studies †

- Nursing

- Occupational Therapy (6-year BA/MS dual degree) ∞

- Online Course Development and Management √

- Philosophical
Theology √

- Philosophy •

- Physical Therapy (3+3 BS/DPT dual degree) ∞

- Physician Assistant (3+3 BS/MS dual degree) ∞

- Physics (BA or BS) •

- Political Science •

- Pre-dental *

- Pre-law *

- Pre-medical *

- Pre-optometry *

- Pre-veterinary *

- Psychology (BA or BS) •

- Public Relations •

- Religion •

- Russian †

- Russian and East European Studies † √

- Secondary Education (optional integration with Special Education)

- Social and Behavioral Sciences

- Social Work •

- Sociology •

- Spanish •

- Special Education (integrated with Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education)

- Speech Language Pathology(6-year BSE/MS dual degree) ∞

- Sport Management

- Supply Chain Management √

- Theatre •

- Web Design √

- Women and Gender Studies †

- Writing †

- Undecided

- Undecided Business

 

Minor also available

Minor only

Certificate program only

Certificate program also available

§ Dual-degree program with NJIT

Seton Hall dual-degree program (please contact the Office of Admissions for details)

* Pre-professional programs (you must also select a major)

 


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