Seton Hall University

1,596 reviews
  1. South Orange, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Seton Hall University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
Website

Seton Hall University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,585/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,300/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,103/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,864/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,141/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,734/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.96 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,348Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Involved in some aspect
    55%
  • Seekers of something Greater than themselves
    17%
  • Sorority girls and fraternity boys
    15%
  • Average high achiever
    12%
  • Competitors
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.164 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • An experience.
    24%
  • Quality education
    24%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Gets boring
    10%
  • Money hungry
    10%
  • Motivational
    7%
  • Interesting
    6%

After Seton Hall University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.72 responses

Reviews

1,596 reviews
  • Excellent
    251
  • Very Good
    591
  • Average
    612
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    48
The athletics at Seton Hall are exciting, however, this is only concerning basketball. This season was great because the men's basketball team won the Big East Championship! Go Pirates! They also made it into the March Madness tournament so the season was definitely exciting with big games such as those versing Villanova, one of our biggest rivals. The women's basketball team is also great. Watching them play was always exciting, for me, more exciting than watching the men play. Other sports on campus are not really paid attention to. I would have to say we are the underdogs among a lot of the bigger D1 schools, however, this season the teams definitely made us all proud. Walking through campus, one may assume that school spirit isn't a big deal, but once a big game comes along, everyone is decked out in their white and blue.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago
For me joining greek life was the best decision I could've made. The sororities and fraternities at SHU are full of friendly and fun people who do tons of community service, have great sister/brotherhoods and throw great parties. If you want to go to the best parties at SHU definitely join greek life. There are 5 sororities and 5 fraternities that you can join each with their own different personalities. There is no official greek housing, although each sorority/fraternity has several of their own houses and apartments that members live in together that get based down through the years. There are countless reasons to join greek life; friendships, community service, parties, formals/semiformals, help with studying... Its something I would recommend for everyone!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 4 2014
I go to Seton Hall University and I can say that I am having a stressful college experience. Being a dual degree major in Biology/Physical Therapy is difficult because the undergraduate portion cut down to 3 years instead of 4. Since I earn my bachelor's degree in biology by the end of my junior year, my senior year I will be in grad school. My school is unique because it is mostly a commuter school, however, it also Division 1. The basketball games are a great way to get involved with school spirit! My favorite experiences would be going to these games and spending time with friends on campus. If I had to improve one thing it would be the organization of the administration on campus. Especially with the science programs, it is very competitive and the requirements for each program should be written more clearly so that students can avoid confusion. If I could do it all over, I would still choose Seton Hall because of their great dual degree program that will allow me to earn a bachelor of Science degree and a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 6 years. The challenging curriculum is one of the things that definitely makes Seton Hall stand out but in the end, it's worth it.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago