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Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Jubilee Hall on the South Orange, New Jersey campus of Seton Hall University, is the home of the Stillman School of Business. credit: Chris Funkhouser
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,494 Undergraduates
67% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey
07079-2697
(973) 761-9000
www.shu.edu/

Seton Hall University, a Roman Catholic, private university in South Orange, New Jersey, is one of the top 125 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Newark-based Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, who was a cousin of President Theodore Roosevelt, founded Seton Hall University in 1856. He named the university after Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was his aunt, as well as the first American Catholic saint. Today, the campus sits on nearly 60 acres of land in a suburban setting. Its motto is “Hazard Zet Forward” or “Despite hazards, move forward.” Notable alumni include former chairman of the Singer Corporation William F. Andrews, federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Harold A. Ackerman, reporter Jim Donovan, media commentator Lisa Durden, drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band Max Weinberg and author Niobia Bryant. The school’s colors are pirate blue, gray and white, its mascot is the Pirate and its teams are called the Pirates. Its sports affiliations are ACCU and NAICU, and varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, swimming and diving and volleyball.

Location

South Orange, officially the Township of South Orange Village, is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village's population was 16,198, reflecting a decline of 766 from the 16,964 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 574 from the 16,390 counted in the 1990 Census. Seton Hall University is located in the township. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

72%

Live On Campus

351

New Transfer Students

Admissions
67%

Acceptance Rate

12%

Enrollment Yield

1070-1250

SAT Range

15,427

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$27,864

Typical Cost

$40,588

Average Tuition

99%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$19,000

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

82

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 150 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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