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Seton Hall University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in South Orange, New Jersey. South Orange is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

77 Undergraduate Degrees
163 Graduate Degrees
$41,477 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

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Seton Hall University Rankings

Seton Hall landed the #47 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 545 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Seton Hall also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Seton Hall has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Seton Hall.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Seton Hall has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#53 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#56 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#59 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#81 Best Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Seton Hall University?

Location of Seton Hall University

Contact details for Seton Hall are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
Phone: 973-761-9000

How Do I Get Into Seton Hall?

You can apply to Seton Hall online at:

Admission Requirements for Seton Hall

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Seton Hall?

73% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Seton Hall University is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Seton Hall submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 640. Math scores were between 570 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 570 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 570 to 640 )
Seton Hall received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 23 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 24 to 28 )

Can I Afford Seton Hall University?

$41,477 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Seton Hall is $41,477. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Seton Hall, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $10,936 a year. That adds up to $43,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Seton Hall is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Seton Hall University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,782 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,102 undergraduate students at Seton Hall, with 5,782 being full-time and 320 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Seton Hall

There are also 4,117 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,782 full-time undergraduates at Seton Hall, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Seton Hall

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seton Hall University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Seton Hall Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 610
Black or African American 431
Hispanic or Latino 1,034
White 2,929
International Students 220
Other Races/Ethnicities 558

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Seton Hall University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 83 countries are represented at Seton Hall. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Seton Hall University

872 Took All Classes Online
2,249 Took At Least One Class Online
21.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at Seton Hall. In 2017-2018, 2,249 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seton Hall has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Seton Hall

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Seton Hall University was 21.0%. This is the #571 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Seton Hall regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Seton Hall ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Seton Hall.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #9
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #9
General Educational Leadership & Administration #55
Educational Administration #71

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Seton Hall University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 43 12 44 99
Elementary Education 46 0 0 0 46
General Special Education 19 0 10 0 29
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 27 0 27
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 0 17 17
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 6 0 6
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs 6 0 0 0 6
Secondary Education 6 0 0 0 6
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 4 0 4
TOTAL 77 43 59 61 240


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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