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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

Seton Hall University Admissions

If you want to apply to Seton Hall University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application is $55.

Seton Hall University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Seton Hall University's admissions stats.

Seton Hall University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22%
Mean SAT Score 1290
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Seton Hall University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Seton Hall University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 30
Regular Decision Yes February 1 ––

Applying Early to Seton Hall University?


Seton Hall University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

The Early Action deadline is November 15. Seton Hall University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 30.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Seton Hall University Admissions


How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Seton Hall University?

Seton Hall University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Seton Hall University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Seton Hall University accepted 77% of students, approximately 17,940 from the 23,417 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Seton Hall University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to dual degree physical therapy, business programs is program very difficult.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Seton Hall University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Seton Hall University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Seton Hall University

What Does Seton Hall University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Seton Hall University

Wondering what factors are considered by Seton Hall University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Seton Hall University for more information on admission factors.

Seton Hall University Application Requirements

To apply to Seton Hall University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Seton Hall University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3 3
Interview
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements counselor report
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Seton Hall University?

Students admitted to Seton Hall University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 19% submitted a class rank. At Seton Hall University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Seton Hall University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19%
3.75 and 3.99 24%
3.50 and 3.74 28%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Seton Hall University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Seton Hall University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Seton Hall University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 17% of Seton Hall University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Seton Hall University?

To be competitive with other Seton Hall University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1220 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Seton Hall University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Seton Hall University student is 1290.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seton Hall University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Seton Hall University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Seton Hall University?

To be most competitive at Seton Hall University, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seton Hall University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Seton Hall University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

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More Information on Transferring to Seton Hall University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Seton Hall University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Seton Hall University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term


Seton Hall University Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Seton Hall University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Seton Hall University.

Does Seton Hall University accept transfer credits?

✅ Seton Hall University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Seton Hall University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Seton Hall University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Seton Hall University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Seton Hall University?

❌ No, Seton Hall University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Seton Hall University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Seton Hall University is 77%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Seton Hall University?

❌ Seton Hall University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Seton Hall University?

✅ Seton Hall University offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Seton Hall University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

77%

How hard is it to get into Seton Hall University? Seton Hall University is a somewhat selective institution. The Seton Hall University acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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Seton Hall University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Seton Hall University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Seton Hall University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Seton Hall University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

26 to 32

Avg

26 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Seton Hall University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Seton Hall University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Seton Hall University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1350

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Math SAT Range

600 - 690

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Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above

Good

1220 to 1350

Avg

1220 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Seton Hall University students is 1290. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seton Hall University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Seton Hall University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,881

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,290

Out-of-State

$45,290

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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