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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Seton Hall University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Seton Hall University. Seton Hall University admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 25,732 students applied to Seton Hall University and 19,315 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Seton Hall University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and the fee for the application costs $55.

Seton Hall University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Seton Hall University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1310
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
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 2 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.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Seton Hall University Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of New Jersey, getting into Seton Hall University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Seton Hall University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Seton Hall University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Seton Hall University

What does Seton Hall University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA 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
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability 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. Make sure to check in 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
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 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At Seton Hall University 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 86% 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 23%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 27%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9
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 highlights 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 is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of Seton Hall University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Seton Hall University?

To be competitive with other Seton Hall University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1240 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Seton Hall University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1240, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Seton Hall University student is 1310.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seton Hall University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Seton Hall University students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

To be most competitive at Seton Hall University, you should strive to earn between 28 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seton Hall University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Seton Hall University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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 • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Seton Hall University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

❌ No, Seton Hall University is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Seton Hall University's acceptance rate?

✅ Seton Hall University's acceptance rate is 75%.

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

❌ Seton Hall University does not offer early decision.

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Seton Hall University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1380


Math SAT Range

610 - 690


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1380 and Above


1240 to 1380


1240 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Seton Hall University students is 1310. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seton Hall University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Seton Hall University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. 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

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