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International Profile

A Home for the Mind, the Heart, and the Spirit

Academic excellence
Seton Hall is a place where leaders learn. This is evident in the 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 the over 90,000 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 of 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 students means faculty know more than just your name. At Seton Hall, you’re part of a community that is 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, which 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.

New York City advantage
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 over 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 rating 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.

“My internship advisor was so supportive and encouraging; she helped me with my résumé, presentation, and networking skills and connected me with two amazing internship experiences: one at the U.S. Indian Chamber of Commerce, where I helped launch Starbucks’s entry into India, and the other at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, where I was able to serve as a delegate to the UN and negotiate on behalf of India. Seton Hall definitely helped me build an excellent résumé; the opportunities I received at Seton Hall have really given me an edge and made me competitive for my next chapter as I pursue my graduate degree at Oxford and for my future career aspiration to join India’s foreign service.”

— Sagarika Gujar ’13
Double Major: Diplomacy & International Relations, and Modern Languages with Chinese & Spanish
Mumbai, India


“I love everything about Seton Hall. The classes are small and the faculty are so friendly and helpful; they really care about you. This is a great community. I feel so welcome here. My roommate Liz made me feel at home right way; we go into town for ice cream, talk all night, and hang out on campus together. Plus I love that New York City is only 30 minutes away and the train from campus is so easy. My friends and I go into NYC all the time and we have lots of fun exploring.”
— Hye Ji Shim
English major
Paju, South Korea



Seton Hall University is located 14 miles from New York City in suburban South Orange, New Jersey. Just a short walk from campus you can hop on the train and be in NYC in 30 minutes, where lots of fun and excitement await—not to mention internship and job opportunities.


Type of University: Catholic; oldest U.S. Diocesan university; founded in 1856 by Reverend James Roosevelt Bayley

Size of Campus: 58-acre park-like campus with central green space where students play Frisbee and relax; six residence halls, two apartment buildings, and eight academic buildings, as well as a student center, Dunkin’ Donuts, state-of-the-art library, science and technology center, gym, and radio station

Number of Students: Undergraduate enrollment: 5,500; average class size: 21

Number of Faculty: 460 full-time faculty, of which almost 90% hold the highest degrees in their fields; many faculty are Fulbright Scholars, authors, and researchers well known in their fields. At Seton Hall, faculty teach courses—less than 4% of courses are taught by graduate students—so you will receive close personal mentorship from the faculty.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:  
Majors and programs: 90+
• Accounting#
• Accounting (five-year B.S./M.S. dual degree∞)
• Africana Studies#
• American Humanics√
• Ancient Greek†
• Anthropology#
• Applied Scientific Mathematics†
• Arabic†
• Archaeology†
• Art (Art History#, Fine Arts#, Graphic Interactive and Advertising Design#)
• Asian Studies#
• Athletic Training (five-year B.S./M.S. or B.A./M.S. dual degree)∞
• Biochemistry
• Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
• Broadcasting, Visual, and Interactive Media#
• Business Administration#‡
• Catholic Studies#‡
• Catholic Theology#
• Chemistry#
• Classical Culture†
• Classical Languages†
• Classical Studies#
• Communication Studies#
• 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#
• Early Childhood (integrated with Elementary and Special Education)
• Economics (B.A. or B.S.)
• Education with Speech Language Pathology (six-year B.S.E./M.S. dual degree)∞
• Elementary Education (integrated with Early Childhood and Special Education)
• Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)§
• English#
• Entrepreneurial Studies√
• Environmental Sciences†
• Environmental Studies#
• Ethics and Applied Ethics†
• Finance
• French#
• Gerontology√
• History#
• Information Technologies√
• Information Technology Management‡
• International Business†
• Italian#
• Italian Studies†
• Journalism and Public Relations#
• Latin†
• Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies#
• Law (dual-admission program with Seton Hall Law)∞
• Legal Studies in Business†
• Liberal Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics#
• M.B.A. (five-year B.S./M.B.A. or B.A./M.B.A. dual degree)∞
• Modern Languages
• Music (Comprehensive Music/Music Education, Music Performance#)
• Music History†
• Music Technology†
• Musical Theatre†
• Nonprofit Studies†
• Nursing
• Online Course Development and Management√
• Occupational Therapy (six-year B.A./M.S. dual degree)∞
• Philosophical Theology√
• Philosophy#
• Physical Therapy (seven-year B.S./D.P.T. dual degree)∞
• Physician Assistant (six-year B.S./M.S. dual degree)∞
• Physics (B.A. or B.S.)#
• Political Science#
• Pre-dental*
• Pre-law*
• Pre-medical*
• Pre-optometry*
• Pre-veterinary*
• Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)#
• 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)
• Sport Management#
• Supply Chain Management√
• Theatre and Performance#
• Web Design√
• Women and Gender Studies†
• Writing†

# 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; must also select a major

Geographic Diversity:
• Diversity rate: 42%
• States represented: 50
• Countries represented: 70

International Student Services: ESL program; Office of International Programs; International Student Association; International Student Festival; International Orientation; organized field trips to NYC, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, etc.; regular social programming, activities, and trips to local stores like Target

International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees     $38,072
Room and Board    $12,622
Total    $50,694

Financial Aid:
• Seton Hall dollars given to students annually: Over $75 million
• Students receiving financial aid: 98%
• International students are automatically considered for scholarships at the point of admission as long as they submit an SAT or ACT score.

Test Score Requirements: Freshman application profile:
• Average GPA: 3.5
• Average SAT (CR&M): 1140
• Average ACT: 25

Results of the TOEFL (550, 213, 79) may be submitted in lieu of the SAT or ACT, but then the student cannot be considered for a scholarship.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Early Action I: November 15
• Early Action II: December 15
• Regular Decision I: February 1
• Regular Decision II: March 1
• Scholarship deadline: January 5
• $55 USD application fee