Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University, also known as SHU, was founded in 1918 by the Sisters of Charity. It was initially a college for women, and became a coeducational institute in 2002. The hilltop campus is located on 200 acres of land in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. SHU's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students from over 40 states and 15 countries every year. According to the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review, the university was among the Best Northeastern Colleges.

Seton Hill University offers over 40 undergraduate and several graduate degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of art, sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering, medical technology, music, computer science, theater, and pharmacy, among others.

The athletics department of Seton Hill University sponsors men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, wrestling, equestrian, softball, and volleyball. The teams compete in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Seton Hill University
Seton Hill Dr
Greensburg , PA 15601
General Phone: (724) 834-2200

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Seton Hill University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management101business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing
Therapy and Counseling62psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, art therapy, music therapy
Liberal Arts56French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, general studies, international relations, political science, sociology, history ...
Education and Teaching43instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, music teaching, education courses ...
Family and Social Work30family and consumer science, family systems, child development, child care management, human services, social work
Medical Support and Technology24allied health and medical assisting, physician assistant
Science15biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media12communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art, drawing
Drama and Performing Arts7drama, theatre design, acting, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Fine Arts6fine arts, art history and criticism, sculpture, fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6dietitian
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Music4music, music performance
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Mathematics4mathematics, math
Hospitality2hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy1religion, religious music
Art Studies0arts management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26461
Master's degree12710
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Post-master's certificate11

Seton Hill University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Seton Hill University had a total enrollment of 1,991 students (1,843 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 25%
20-21 23%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Jersey2%
West Virginia1%
Washington, DC1%

Seton Hill University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 100 %

Seton Hill University Room and Board (2007)

Seton Hill University offers campus housing for 775 of its 1,843 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Greensburg, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Seton Hill University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Seton Hill University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,002
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,002
Room and board $ 8,170
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Seton Hill University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 336200)

Seton Hill University Faculty

Seton Hill University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1319
Non-tenured and not on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$81,257
Assistant professorcalendar year3$81,2472*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$82,7546$74,647

*: 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 year6$71,8564$70,140
Associate professoracademic year15$63,90414$60,397
Assistant professoracademic year9$54,84415$51,062
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year31$62,30034$56,854

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

Seton Hill University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports099

Seton Hill University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, Other
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Physician Assistant

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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