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Reviews 1070 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Schedule, Is a Must! Transportation on Campus is good in my opinion though some of my classmates would like a larger SHUFly. The SHUFly, is one of our main sources of transportation. It is a bus, but it's not like the Rutgers Shuttle buses. It's about half the size of the Rutgers Shuttle. It seats your comfortably though. Second to the SHUFly is the Case Van, which will take you anywhere the SHUFly will not except for Newark. Seton Hall encourages student's to stray away from Newark to protect their safety, and the school's liability. Most students listen, but some do wander. Lastly, there is is Securitas (security guards.) You can ask Securitas for a ride, but most students would rather not. Who wants to go to the frat in a Security Car? Lol. Nobody!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Participation Is a Must! Housing selection at Seton Hall University is no easy task. For starters, make sure you have "no holds on your account." When you enroll in the school you receive your username, and password for PirateNet. This is the schools web-data base for students. Here is where you access your e-mails, class grades, and housing selection. After making sure you have no holds, then you want to make sure that you're active on campus. Attend your floor meetings, go to events in and out of your dorm, and join clubs. All of these things will contribute to your priority points. Priority points, are points accumulated through campus involvement, academic standing, and grades. There crucial to your future housing selections, so get out there and participate. It's not easy, and hard to do, especially if you're not social. But just try your best, and give it your all.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Good Things Come in Small Sizes – Seton Hall University may be a small campus but it has a a lot to offer. There's the University Center where you can find out everything going on campus. Mooney Hall to get in touch with professors, mentors, and much more. The Walsch Library is four floors, the gym has all the latest equipment, and the cafeteria food has diverse choices from Sushi to Mexican, Italian to Home-Style Cooking.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: Close to New York City – The Seton Hall University campus is located a couple miles away from New York City. Whether one is of age or not, there are always a number of fun things one can do. One can take a bus or a train to New York City, and a school bus shuttle will make sure you get to the train or bus station on time. If one prefers to stay close to campus, there are a number of sororities and fraternities that usually have parties on the weekends. Also, there are small places on campus where students can meet up for coffee or some gossip.

5 College Senior

Computers: Wireless Network – Seton Hall University offers one of the best computer services. Upon arrival to the school, every single student receives a laptop loaded with various software, from antivirus protection to photoshop programs, to specific programs necessary for classes. The entire campus is wireless so one can use their internet at every single location. During warmer days, many students sit outside on the 'Green' working on their laptops. The connections and speed of the network is impressive for a big college like Seton Hall. As for printing needs, there are numerous computer labs located in most of the buildings, but if one building does not have a computer lab, then students can easily find printers located in every building. The wireless network and easy access to printers allows people to save on buying their own printers and laptops.

4 College Senior

Academics: Political Science Major – As a senior in the Political Science Department of the Arts and Science College at Seton Hall University, I am confident to say that my experience has been amazing and highly educational. The classes offered cover every field of study, from a possible future career in politics to a field of law. The professors are always prepared and have the necessary academic and professional backgrounds that enhance the curriculum. Their experiences and connections can be useful in networking for future employment opportunities. Moreover, finding an internship is easy since there are professionals available at all times to help you with your search and interview process. I would highly recommend attending Seton Hall Univeristy.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Bball Team – Athletics are all about the basketball team at Seton Hall. No one really follows any other sport carefully except basketball, and most of the students attend the games and have great times in doing so.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Fun Times – Girls all have great personalities, most are very attractive. Some of the girls in Greek life are very stuck up, but for the most part everyone gets along well and has a great time being around each other

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Not Too Bad – The food gets a little repetitive, but there are ways to cook whatever you want each day. The dining areas are good to interact with everyone at the school, and create a good atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is very sports oriented and the Male Basketball team is pretty good, though the players don't have good reputations. The school recently cut track and field, which upset many of the student. But the school is losing money, so this seems like it'll be a trend

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Rec Center – There isn't much to do on campus, but the recreation center is pretty good. There are plenty of exercise equipment, though they don't always work. The Rec center also has a pool, a weight room, indoor track, aerobics room, sauna, and basketball. Otherwise activities are limited, but one can always hang out in the Cove, cafe, or library.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a freshmen Diplomacy student, and I find that the classes in the program aren't too hard, but the tests can be difficult at times. As for work load, I haven't had much of a problem in the Diplomacy program, but the Asian Studies department overloads on homework, particularly the Japanese language department. It is possible to get 5hrs of HW on a given night. Registration is also inadequate because it is very likely that one is unable to get the classes they need; there just isn't enough classes.

4 High School Senior

Overall Experience: Don't listen to these people who are spamming the page, most of the people at SHU are nice and there isn't a big drug scene

3 High School Senior

Campus Dining: Buffet is decent – The buffet is pretty good, there isn't a huge selection but it's good for a college cafeteria. The fact that its all you can eat is good

3 College Student

Diversity: Visiting the campus I did see a miz of African Americans, Whites, as well Asians... so by ther looks of it, it looks pretty diverse.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: When I visited Seton HAll and was shown the variety food , I fell inlove . I love the option of their buffet style of eating. Also I love how you can make your own food becuase I do not enjoy evryone cooking.Also when you need a quick bite to eat, and do not have to make your food there are other options around the cafeteria.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not Bad – The drug scene is not bad Seton hall is a party school some nites but kids are interested in drinking not drugs

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Not to Worry - Dont Do It – Students just got held up in an off campus resident I don't know if I would do it

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: its great because my friends are here the elevators are broke alot and the food is campus food so what can I say there is great chinese takeout.It is expensive but the kids are worth it.

4 College Junior

Computers: Great for Taking Notes and Computerize Exams – Great if you don't have one sometimes you need to borrow one

4 College Freshman

Weather: Awesome spring weather and snows during the winter.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great Places – It has several off campus dining.Most places give you discounts.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its Pretty Safe on Campus – Outside campus can be a bit dangerous at times. Sometimes there are petty thefts.

1 College Sophomore

Facilities: The people are SHU are not very diverse. The population is mainly Jersey kids, with New Yorkers coming in second, and everyone else blending into "others". Nobody is actually happy they go there, as the school is always messing something up in a student's life. Whether its a teacher's inability to keep track of grades, the computer shutting down while doing an important paper, financial aid getting lost, or the infamous "mystery hold" on accounts so you can't register for classes, something will definitely go wrong at all times while you are a SHU student.
Administrators are useless. They lose everything and often give you the wrong information. Maybe its for their entertainment. Who knows.
The students who work in the offices do not care. They are miserable with their work-study job and in most cases have not been taught anything. Its not their fault, but they do not know what they are doing, and they will end up negatively impacting your life in some way.
SHU has a good reputation for no reason. It is now a Tier 3 school (it sucks) and is by no means a party school (new South Orange laws prevent frat houses from having parties). They accept 85% of applicants and charge too much for the "education" you are provided with. You do not need to do ANYTHING to pass classes, however you will learn NOTHING.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: SHU is incredibly strict with drugs and alcohol. If you are found bringing alcohol into a building (unless you are 21 in Xavier Hall) you will not only have to throw away the alcohol (GASP!) but you will also have to face the Hall Director (usually unpleasant) and some sort of punishment (i.e. no guest privileges). If you are found dealing drugs, the school will ask you to resign and if you do not comply they will have you arrested. If you are found doing drugs you will either be kicked out or go to counseling.
Aside from substances, guest policies must be followed or the administrators will be on top of you. Guests must be signed out by a certain time or you will lose your guest privileges. You may only sign in a same-sex guest overnight, because 11:45pm.


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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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