Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University, or SHU, is a private Roman Catholic university, located in South Orange, New Jersey. It was established in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley. SHU is the oldest Diocesan university in the United States, and is also the largest Catholic university in the State of New Jersey. In the "Colleges with the Biggest Returns" list in BusinessWeek's 2009 edition, Seton Hall was ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation that opens doors to the highest salaries.

Seton Hall offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in several fields of study. It is made up of the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Immaculate Conception School of Theology
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Seton Hall University College of Nursing
  • SetonWorldWide
  • Stillman School of Business
  • Whitehead School of Diplomacy

Seton Hall University's sports teams are nicknamed the Pirates.

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Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange , NJ 07079-2697
General Phone: (973) 761-9000

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Seton Hall Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management385business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, labor relations, human resources management, international business, MIS, marketing, ...
Education and Teaching369education, multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, special ed, school counseling, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Liberal Arts358Asian studies, foreign language and literature, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Law324law, health tax, legal research
Media188communication studies, media and digital communications, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling163psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, school psychology, family psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, physical therapy ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine143registered nursing, adult health nursing, pediatric nursing, various nursing
Science106biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy71sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, vocational counseling
Religion and Philosophy68philosophy, religion, Christian studies, Jewish studies, religious education, theology, ministry, youth ministry, pastoral counseling and ministries ...
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology43speech pathology, physician assistant
Family and Social Work35public administration, social work
Medical Administration34health care administration
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Fine Arts4art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Medicine2health professions
Art Studies1visual and performing arts
Music0music performance
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Seton Hall in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,03351
Master's degree88241
Post-master's certificate717
Doctor's degree799
First-professional degree3122

Seton Hall Student Body

In 2007-2008, Seton Hall had a total enrollment of 9,574 students (7,142 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 52%
Graduate 37%
First Professional 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 28%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 20%
22-24 19%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey72%
New York8%
(International Students)1%
Rhode Island1%

Seton Hall Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 33 %

Seton Hall Room and Board (2007)

Seton Hall offers campus housing for 2,307 of its 7,142 (full-time) students.

The school offers students a meal plan with 16 meals per week.

Seton Hall Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490600
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing500600
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Seton Hall Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,220
Room and board $ 10,226
Room charge $ 7,328
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,032
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,200

Financial Aid:
Seton Hall participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 263200)

Seton Hall Faculty

Seton Hall has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year31$167,10819$156,107
Associate professorcalendar year8$100,84815$117,586
Assistant professorcalendar year5$79,20714$94,471
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year5$110,4152*
All faculty totalcalendar year50$140,33250$123,851

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year46$107,13723$100,178
Associate professoracademic year65$86,98352$76,053
Assistant professoracademic year52$58,98553$64,269
Instructoracademic year11$62,28514$57,982
No academic rankacademic year13$70,07823$62,602
All faculty totalacademic year187$81,527165$72,222

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Seton Hall Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4279121

Seton Hall Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Family Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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