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Reviews 1077 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Diplomacy and International Relations – In order to graduate a student must have either two internships or an internship and a study abroad. Most of the professors are very knowledgeable in their subject area being that some are ambassadors.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A Little Bit of Everything – Seton Hall in my eyes is a very diverse place. Whatever you are interested in I guarantee you will find on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Beautiful Campus and Surroundings – However, South Orange is very dangerous at night. I felt like atleast 3 times a week I received an email about students being robbed.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Understanding Professors – Most professors on campus seem very approachable. On snow days I would email them and politely excuse myself from that day's class and they reply back and say it was no problem. A couple of times I could not make a due date so I would talk to the professors after class and explain my situation and they would extend the date for me.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Very Long and Drawn Out – Always check up with your status of any paperwork needed with them. Try and keep any questions, appointments, etc in person

4 College Senior

Computers: Great Internet/Computer Access – Computer labs and labtops are almost always available and you also have the option of using your own. Network reliabilty and speed is excellent, as we use them so often because most courses are based off of the internet

3 College Senior

Academics: Sobs Major – As a Social & Behavioral Sciences major, you get a taste of both the arts and sciences. You also get a taste of different cultures between the numerous electives you're allowed to take. Workload is decent as long as you use time management and there is always someone to help whether it be the writing center, tutors, teaching assistants, or professors themselves.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: the few scholarships they have at shu are very specific. there are many buisness and nursing ones but not any for occupational therapy which is frustrating because i really need help. however, i did get a nice sized university scholarship. still not anywhere close to the price of tuition though

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Snow Days! it's normal new jersey weather. a little bit of everything. yet we're still not used enough to snow to handle big snow storms so we've had a few days of classes cancelled due to snow

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Friendliness & Tolerance – So far I can only speak from a prospective student's viewpoint, but the admissions staff and the faculty of my program have been very friendly- far more personable and helpful than other grad schools I applied to. Also, I'm encouraged by signs that the campus is tolerant towards other faiths besides the Catholicism it's established on.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I'm coming to Seton Hall in September and don't know the weather firsthand yet. However, I live about 2 hours away and expect the weather to be similar to what I grew up with. The Penn/Jersey area gets four seasons, with the occasional snowstorm in winter or oppressive heat wave in summer. But weather is decent 95% of the time and you get used to the rest.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Both Innovative and Friendly – I am entering the MS in Experimental Psychology program this fall. I have found the staff of the Graduate Studies office to be very helpful, and the faculty of the Psychology department have been extremely welcoming, helpful, and eager for me to join the program. Most of the other schools I considered had MA in Psychology programs, and were either big and impersonal or lackadaisical. At Seton Hall I'll get an MS instead of an MA, and be part of a program that's small and new, but energetic, innovative, and with graduates who go on to PhD programs and great careers.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is definitly prevalent on campus but it's mainly about parties and having a group of friends to hang out with.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Professors – Most of the professor's are very knowledgeable in their fieldand are always willing to answer any questions that students have.

3 College Senior

Parking: Let's be honest, Seton Hall parking sucks. There are not enough spaces on campus (and the spaces are too small). If you have a morning class and your a commuter, plan on getting to school at least an hour early to find parking. Freshmen are not allowed to have their cars on campus while dorming the first year which kind of sucks because you stuck and bound only to where the shuttle will take you. However seniors are allowed to have their cars on campus -one of the perks of senior status!

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is no drug scene on our campus, at least I do not know of any because I do not surround myself in that crowd (and I do not think many people do because people are so focused on academics) however people who are old enough to drink definitely enjoy a nice cold beer on the weekends.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Seton Hall University is a very diverse campus. (However there are definitely more females than males on campus). There are almost 100 clubs from the Salvic club to Adelante (a club for Latino-Americans). I myself am part of a multi-cultural sorority. Seton Hall is not only diverse culturally but diverse in the activites it offers-from the Drama club to service based clubs on campus.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Social Lives – Seton Hall is a strict Catholic university. All Freshmen dorms are considered to be "dry dorms" and anyone caught with alcohol gets written up. In addition, upperclassmen must sign their alcohol into the building. No males are allowed to be signed in over night and vice versa for females. Resident assistants check dorms for inappropriate safety hazards or alcohol. Of course no smoking is allowed. However the school is really strict (good) when it comes to finals week -they implement 24 hour quite time.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Student Discounts – Most off-campus dining offer 10% off discounts to Seton Hall University students. This includes Dunkin Donuts, Subways, Pirate's Pizza, Stony's (awesome burger place)and Cryans pub (on some nights). Discounts are awesome and off-campus dining near school really embraces the Seton Hall Pirate spirit!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Special Security Measures – The university offers off-campus escorts (security staff) encase a student feels uncomfortable walking back to their dorm room late at night. In addition, the school has a security hot line to call encase of an emergency. Resident assistants also require that you swipe into the building in order to prevent non Seton Hall residents from entering. This makes me feel very safe.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: It is a well-renown campus because the level at which its classes are instructed and the priets that they have teaching are quite skilled. However, I feel that on some non-religious topics the teachers will not acknowledge the student's different viewpoint on the matter.

3 College Student

Nightlife: It is really important the Seton Hall sponsors these parties because the surrounding neighborhood is not good for students to be involved in. However it is hard to get in these parties if you are not part of a sorority.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: Sometimes the wait in line before classes start is herendous!! They really need more than 1 cashiers and make sure the food on display is freshly cooked everyday.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Aquinas Hall – As a freshman, I lived in Aquinas Hall. Though it was slightly away from the action of campus, I enjoyed my freshman experience there. Those who don't live in Aquinas don't like it, but those of us who did really enjoyed the experience, though sometimes our RA didn't respond to our problems immediately.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs at Seton Hall are normally empty, and though the library can get crowded, this isn't usually a problem because every student is given their own laptop. While the laptop occasionally has some flaws with it's speed and accessories, it is nice to have your own laptop that you can eventually keep forever.


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Ian Mehok
Pittsburgh, PA
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Part of your education is being around people from different walks of life, and no place is better for that than Seton Hall, one of the most diverse campuses in the country. The social scene at Seton Hall is very trendy and fast-paced. The school is full of rich kids with all the money in the world to burn, and they normally burn it on clothes and bars. Seton Hall's education is good depending upon your major. Business, nursing, computer science, and diplomacy are what make Seton Hall a Tier II school. The people you meet here, and the friendships that you form, make this school a community. After an academically-tough freshman year, the only thing that kept me from transferring were the friends that I would miss. Another good reason to attend Seton Hall is its proximity to New York City, which is an endless bank of great internships, and possibly jobs. The Career Center on campus works very hard to obtain Seton Hall students positions in places like Wall Street, and as the saying about NYC goes, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

If you do come to Seton Hall, you should get involved with a group or organization. In high school, it was not cool to be in the Stock Market Club, but here, the kids who are in it might be the future millionaires, so find something you like or something that is orientated with your studies. Finally, balance your work and your play. Part of the professional world is based on people skills, and if you are cramped up in the library the whole time, chances are, you do not have the best social skills. On the other hand, if you do not know where the library is by junior year, then you need to seriously rethink the whole college thing.

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