“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 away; 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
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 New York City in 30 minutes, where lots of fun and excitement await—not to mention internship and job opportunities.
Type of SCHOOL: Catholic; oldest US 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: 6,000; 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 (five-year BS/MS dual degree)∞
• Africana Studies#
• American Humanics√
• Ancient Greek?
• Applied Scientific Mathematics?
• Art (Art History#, Fine Arts)#
• Art (BA/MA in Museum Professions)§
• Asian Studies#
• Athletic Training (five-year BS/MS or BA/MS dual degree)∞
• Biology (BA or BS)
• Broadcasting and Visual Media#
• Business Administration#‡
• Catholic Studies#‡
• Catholic Theology#
• Classical Culture?
• Classical Languages?
• Classical Studies#
• Communication Studies (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#
• Early Childhood Education (integrated with Elementary and Special Education)
• Economics (BA or BS)
• Education with Speech-Language Pathology (six-year BSE/MS dual degree)∞
• Elementary Education (integrated with Early Childhood and Special Education)
• Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)§
• Entrepreneurial Studies√
• Environmental Sciences?
• Environmental Studies#
• Ethics and Applied Ethics?
• Graphic Design
• Information Technologies√
• Information Technology Management‡
• International Business?
• International Relations
• Italian Studies?
• Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies#
• Law (dual-admission program with Seton Hall Law)∞
• Legal Studies in Business?
• Liberal Studies
• MBA (five-year BA/MBA or BS/MBA dual degree)∞
• Modern Languages
• Music (Comprehensive, History, and Performance#)
• Music History?
• Music Technology?
• Musical Theatre?
• Nonprofit Studies?
• Occupational Therapy (six-year BA/MS dual degree)∞
• Online Course Development and Management√
• Philosophical Theology√
• Physical Therapy (seven-year BS/DPT dual degree)∞
• Physician Assistant (six-year BS/MS dual degree)∞
• Physics (BA or BS)#
• Political Science#
• Psychology (BA or BS)
• Public Relations#
• Russian and East European Studies??
• Secondary Education (optional integration with Special Education)
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Social Work#
• Special Education (integrated with Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education)
• Sport Management#
• Supply Chain Management√
• Web Design√
• Women and Gender Studies?
#Minor also available
√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 program; must also select a major
• Diversity rate: 40%
• 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 New York City, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, etc.; regular social programming, activities, and trips to local stores like Target
International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees $40,888
Room and Board$13,502
• Seton Hall dollars given to students annually: $96 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): 1215
• 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 scholarships.
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 application fee
As one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall provides over 90 rigorous academic programs that are highly ranked, like our Business Leadership program that’s ranked #1 in the nation. 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.
With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of 21, faculty know more than just your name. At Seton Hall, you can begin working on research projects with faculty as early as your freshman year, and many students even attend conferences with faculty. At Seton Hall, you’ll benefit from the close mentorship of faculty and a community dedicated to challenging and supporting you.
At Seton Hall, you learn from doing. That’s why in addition to countless opportunities for research and scholarship, students can write for one of our three newspapers, work for our award-winning radio station, conduct research for our Market Research Center, create public relations plans for local businesses, develop lesson plans for student teaching, or work in the sports polling center conducting polls commissioned by ESPN.
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 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 a 90% employment rate and mid-career earnings 50% higher than the national average. Seton Hall offers a comprehensive Career Center, and your career counselor begins working with you freshman year.
Seton Hall students have had internships or found employment at:
• Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
• The United Nations, World Food Program
• ABC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, NBC, MTV
• Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall
• Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson
• The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
• Secret Service, FBI, DEA
• New York Mets, New York Giants
• Prudential, AIG
• Deloitte, KPMG
• The Museum of National History
• Google, Amazon
“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 US 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
Double Major: Diplomacy & International Relations and Modern Languages with Chinese & Spanish