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Seton Hall University

Quick Stats
SAT Score Range 1070 - 1250
ACT Score Range 23 - 27
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

73.2%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

1070 - 1250
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

23 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$40,588

Average Salary in 10 Years

$63,700
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey. It is a mid-size private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 5,969 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 73.2%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Health Professions and Related Programs, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. 67% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $48,200.

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About
🗺 400 S. Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Mission Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.
🌐 www.shu.edu/
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Test Score Range
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What test scores do you need to get into Seton Hall University?

SAT Score Range

1070 - 1250
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

23 - 27
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1160
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

25
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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SATs or the ACTs?
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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

79%

Students Submitting ACTs

32%

A lot more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

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Admissions
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Seton Hall University has around 16,719 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 12% decide to enroll at Seton Hall University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 16,719 applicants 43% are men and 57% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 134 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 75 men.

Seton Hall University's acceptance rate is 73.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 75.8% and the acceptance rate for women is 71.2%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Seton Hall University?

Number of Applicants

16,719

Number of Applicants per Spot

11
per spot

Male Applicants

43%

Female Applicants

57%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University Acceptance Rate

73.2%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

75.8%

Female Acceptance Rate

71.2%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Seton Hall University?

Seton Hall University Admissions Yield

12%
of accepted students choose to go to Seton Hall University

Male Admissions Yield

13%

Female Admissions Yield

11%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

67%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

63%

Women Graduation Rate

70%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Seton Hall University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$27,213
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$40,588
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$54,090
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$54,090
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$25,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$266
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Seton Hall University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

70%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Seton Hall University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

100%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

54%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Seton Hall University you can visit https://www13.shu.edu/offices/financial-aid/index.cfm.

Seton Hall University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $54,090
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $54,090
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Seton Hall University?

Seton Hall University students, on average, make $63,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 7% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Seton Hall University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.2%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Seton Hall University.

Median Earnings of Students from Seton Hall University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Seton Hall University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Seton Hall University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Seton Hall University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Seton Hall University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.2x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Seton Hall University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Seton Hall University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Seton Hall University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

14
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$113,492
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Seton Hall University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

61%

Undergrads

5,969

Total Students

9,801
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

4%

Students over 25

8%

Student Median Household Income

$79,592
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

54%
of undergraduates

Men

46%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Seton Hall University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students

5%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Seton Hall University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Seton Hall University study?

Seton Hall University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Seton Hall University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Approximately 64% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Seton Hall University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

85%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

100%

Students Who Transfer Out of Seton Hall University

23%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Seton Hall University has a retention rate of 85% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

299
5% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Seton Hall University has around 299 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 5% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Seton Hall University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in New Jersey
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, New Jersey tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 55% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 41% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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