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How Well Is Seton Hall University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Seton Hall University was awarded 71 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

Seton Hall landed the #359 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Seton Hall is also ranked #7 out of 33 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Seton Hall?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Seton Hall University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

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 Composite scores ranged between 24 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Seton Hall University  ( 24 to 28 )

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Seton Hall University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Seton Hall University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Seton Hall University is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Seton Hall University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Seton Hall University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Seton Hall for first-time, full-time students is 51%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Seton Hall

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,969 undergraduates at Seton Hall with 5,554 being full-time and 415 being part-time.

Seton Hall Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 96.24 out of 100, Seton Hall is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  96.24 out of 100
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How Much Does Seton Hall University Cost?

The overall average net price of Seton Hall is $28,903. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Seton Hall

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,918 $23,004 $27,957 $31,889 $35,068

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Seton Hall, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do Seton Hall Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall make about $57,200 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Seton Hall graduates since it is 44% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in South Orange, New Jersey. The suburban atmosphere of South Orange makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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

Seton Hall University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Seton Hall University. Of these students, 1,683 received undergraduate degrees and 1,298 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 186 $28,500
General Biology 142 $28,800
Finance & Financial Management 141 $49,600
Nursing 126 $71,400
Marketing 97 $39,600
Accounting 75 $61,800
International Relations & National Security 73 $31,200
Management Information Systems 71 NA
General Psychology 56 $25,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 52 $40,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Seton Hall University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Seton Hall

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,249 students took at least one online class at Seton Hall University. This is an increase from the 1,786 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,249 872
2016-2017 1,786 474
2015-2016 1,656 533
2014-2015 1,517 479
2013-2014 1,428 480

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