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About Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Seton Hill University was founded in 1883 and now enrolls around 2,122 students a year, including 1,747 undergrads.

Seton Hill University offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

For each full-time professor, there are about 14 undergraduates enrolled at Seton Hill University.

2021 Seton Hill University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1100
Tuition $38,518

2022 Seton Hill University Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to Seton Hill University for Fall 2022 is August 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

Seton Hill University Early Admission

Seton Hill University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Seton Hill University

It is moderately difficult to get into Seton Hill University. In 2021, Seton Hill University accepted 79% of applicants. In 2021, 2,023 out of 2,572 total applicants were accepted.

Seton Hill University Waitlist 2021

Seton Hill University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Seton Hill University?

Seton Hill University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Seton Hill University, applicants must submit the following items.

Seton Hill University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements portfolio for art, audition for music and theatre
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

Seton Hill University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Seton Hill University is 3.7 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1100. The mean ACT score for Seton Hill University students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Seton Hill University.

Is Seton Hill University Test Optional?

Seton Hill University does not have 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.

Out of all applicants, 89% submitted the SAT. 26% submitted the ACT.

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Does Seton Hill University Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Seton Hill University provides on-campus housing for students.

Seton Hill University students are active in the school's Student Body Activities Council, Future Greek leaders and Dietetics Club. Homecoming Weekend, Christmas on the Hill, and and Midnight Breakfast are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Seton Hill University.

Financial Aid at Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Seton Hill University full-time are awarded $28,963 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Seton Hill University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Seton Hill University

About 81% of students who start at Seton Hill University return for their second year of college. Out of the 328 students who started at Seton Hill University as first-time freshman, 180 graduate within four years.

Seton Hill University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 68%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Seton Hill University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,356 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Seton Hill University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Seton Hill University a good school for you?

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Where is Seton Hill University?

Seton Hill University is located in the small town setting of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you want to see Seton Hill University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 30, Interstate 70 to Greensburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Arnold Palmer Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Seton Hill University and Greensburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Seton Hill Drive Greensburg, PA 15601

Campus Setting: Small Town

Seton Hill University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Seton Hill University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Seton Hill University is Aug 15.

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


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Seton Hill University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Seton Hill University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Seton Hill University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Seton Hill University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1200


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Seton Hill University students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seton Hill University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seton Hill University.

Seton Hill University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Seton Hill University is like? There are approximately 2,122 students enrolled at Seton Hill University, including 1,747 undergraduate students and 375 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from PA and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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