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Location
South Orange, NJ
Undergrads
5,023
Tuition
$34,750
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors and very unhelpful and tests are not usually the material given in class.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It depends of who the professors are. I personally transferred, so most of my basic courses were done, so I really only interact with my main course teachers. But I have not had a bad interaction or bad impression of the teach staff. The work load is as expected, but the teachers are willing to work with you, or even your classmates. the library offers plenty of study rooms and enough space to study. There is also the "cove" our school's main lounge that can double as a study space. Registration is easy, you just need to meet with your adviser, and then you can register on your own. Easy, but always be early.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics could be better. I don't always feel challanged. However the nursing program is pretty good as an upperclassman

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the Graphic Design Program here. It is small so you get the individual help you need and the Professors are pretty open to helping you.

4 College Junior

Academics: Graphic Design is an excellent field to be in, because they teach very quick, but in a way where at the end of the semester, most of the information the teaches instruct me about are rememberable. The courses aligned with graphic design are far beyond interesting, such as Christian Ethics. THis course guides me into understanding more about the world that we live in, and what are some real life situations that can stop real life danger. Because of this, that course helps me to understand what I can do in the graphic design field to uplift people mentally, physically and spiritually. The workload is not unbearable, but I just have to keep studying according to setting up a plan. Graphic Design teaches me how to be responsible with my level of work. The curriculum relates to the type of work I do, and broadens my horizon. The technology is very efficient to excel and propel me forward in my field of study. The job opportunities are easily able to be chosen, and the faculty assists me in my decision.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 794th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 797th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 950th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 1014th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 1058th
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Mehok
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
Finance
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Most of the teachers at Seton Hall aren’t like the teachers you would find at many other colleges—they don’t just teach for a living, they live to teach. If you want a passing grade, expect to attend classes and make yourself noticed, as the small class sizes don’t allow for frequent absences. Even the lackluster teachers will notice when you’ve only attended on the test days. As you finish off your beginner 101 courses, you will see that some of the teachers in the more advanced classes are very knowledgeable. But since Seton Hall is a liberal arts school, you will be stuck taking core classes for the first half of your time at college. Most of these involve the scrap teachers or ill-placed adjuncts, so at times the first few semesters can be nothing short of frustrating.

There are a few rigorous classes that are challenging, and classes that you can sleep through, but it all depends on your major and ability to daydream. The difference between Seton Hall and other universities is that the professors at Seton Hall usually know you by your first name, so sleeping during class becomes a personal offense. Probably the biggest issue facing Seton Hall academics is general education requirements. In order to graduate, students must fulfill these requirements, which, coupled with a student’s major requirements can be very difficult to complete in four years. Students who are taking courses simply to fulfill general elective requirements compete for spots with students who are taking the courses for their majors or out of genuine interest. Aside from the elective requirements, students have few complaints about classes and professors at Seton Hall. The system may have its flaws, but the professors and courses offered are above average, to say the least. A Seton Hall diploma will get you noticed anywhere, especially in the tri-state area.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
456
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
484
Total FT Faculty
456
Faculty with Terminal Degree
88%
Average Faculty Salary
$86,083
Full-Time Retention Rate
84%
Part-Time Retention Rate
86%
Graduation Rate
67%
Programs/Majors Offered
87
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 51%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 48%
  • 50 or More Students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Nursing
  • Paul W. Stillman School of Business
  • School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Educational Administration: 2%
  • International Relations and National Security Studies: 3%
  • Law: 5%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • The Green (weather permitting)
  • The Living Room
  • Pirate's Cove
  • Walsh Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Always dispute bad grades, your professor's job relies on you.
  • Be very organized and make a schedule.
  • Check your e-mail religiously.
  • Don't be afraid to leave something if it isn't fitting into your schedule or isn't for you.
  • Don't ever fall behind.
  • Get involved with as many things as you can.
  • Go to class every day, even if you do not take notes, you will probably pass.
  • Go to the Chapel.
  • Keep every mark you get until your final grade, a couple of teachers lose papers.
  • Research your professors before choosing your classes.
  • Say hi to every freshman you can, most students do not know anyone when they come to Seton Hall.
  • Shake hands with your teacher, it is hard to fail someone you know.
  • The laptops freeze often, so, when you are writing a paper, hit save every chance you have.
Did You Know?
  • Seton Hall recently changed its core curriculum to include only 120 credits, 10 fewer than the previous 130-credit requirement.
  • Seton Hall has doctored the Latin language. The motto of the University was Hazard Zit Forward, which means to continue despite obstacles. The second word in the motto was changed to Zet after cackles from teenage students arose about their school having the word "zit" in their motto.
  • There is a seal on the green where all the paths meet in the center. Do not step on it-it is rumored that touching the seal will jinx your academics, causing you not to graduate in four years, or at all.
  • Every freshman needs to pass a one-credit course at Seton Hall in their first semester. The course teaches you how to utilize the University to its fullest, and also requires the completion of community service.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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