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Seton Hill University

Greensburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

Seton Hill University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Seton Hill University. Seton Hill University admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,684 applications received in 2023, 1,981 students were offered admission.

Consult with Seton Hill University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Seton Hill University for fall should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Seton Hill University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Seton Hill University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1100
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 57%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

Seton Hill University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Seton Hill University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Seton Hill University?

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

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

More on Seton Hill University Admissions

Transferring to Seton Hill University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Seton Hill University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Seton Hill University?

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 assembling 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Seton Hill University

What does Seton Hill 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

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

Seton Hill University Application Requirements

To apply to Seton Hill University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Seton Hill University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Seton Hill University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Seton Hill University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

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 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.

In 2022, 57% of Seton Hill University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Seton Hill University?

To be competitive with other Seton Hill University applicants, you should strive to score between 1080 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Seton Hill University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Seton Hill University student is 1100.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Seton Hill University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Seton Hill University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Seton Hill University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Seton Hill University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Seton Hill University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Seton Hill University

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Seton Hill University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Seton Hill University?

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

Does Seton Hill University accept transfer credits?

✅ Seton Hill University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

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

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

✅ Seton Hill University is not test optional.

What is Seton Hill University's acceptance rate?

✅ Seton Hill University's acceptance rate is 74%.

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

❌ Seton Hill University does not offer early decision.

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Seton Hill University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Seton Hill University? Seton Hill University is a somewhat selective institution. The Seton Hill University acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Seton Hill University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1230


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1080 to 1230


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Seton Hill University students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Seton Hill University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Seton Hill University.

Seton Hill University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Seton Hill University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. 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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