Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey, 07079-2689
Admission: (973)761-9332or
Outside NJ 800-THE HALL
FAX: (973)761-9452

1,834 men, 2,262 women
340 men, 500 women
Graduate School:
1,354 men, 1,911 women (excluding School of Law)

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V 519 M 518
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$2,579 approx.

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Seton Hall University
South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University
The Seton Hall campus combines tradition and modern sophistication.

College Description
The oldest Catholic diocesan university in the United States, Seton Hall University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate, liberal arts and professional degree programs in eight schools. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as several appropriate accrediting bodies for individual schools, the University enrolls approximately 4,400 undergraduate students in a variety of majors, preprofessional programs and special areas of study. The student body is extremely diverse, representing the full spectrum of racial and ethnic origins and religious affiliations in its sophisticated metropolitan environment.

Academic Life
Undergraduate programs are offered by the W. Paul Stillman School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Nursing. Business students pursue a bachelor of science degree in business with a choice of seven concentration areas, or the bachelor of arts degree in business administration. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences choose from among 24 majors. The College of Education and Human Services offers the B.S. with four areas of specialization. The College of Nursing offers the B.S.N. Special programs include archaeology, business/pre-law, environmental sciences/studies, gerontology, museum studies, Russian area studies, teacher certification and women's studies; preprofessional programs in dentistry, law, medicine and optometry; engineering (with NJIT and Stevens Institute of Technology); B.A./M.S. programs in physical therapy and physician assistant (with UMDNJ) and a B.A./M.S. program in occupational therapy; and a dual-admission seven-year law program with Seton Hall University School of Law. Seton Hall operates on a semester calendar with two summer sessions and a January Winter session.

Campus Life
Approximately one-half of Seton Hall's undergraduate students live in residence halls on campus and an apartment building located off campus. Living arrangements accommodate a variety of personal choices, including all-female floors, first-year halls, alcohol/tobacco-free floors and several residential cohorts based on academic majors. Resident and non-resident students participate in an array of recreational, special interest and service programs. These programs include Greek life (23 fraternities and sororities); political and academic clubs; and, through the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), activities such as visiting AIDS patients and providing reading enrichment opportunities for children living in homeless shelters. Students also publish a weekly newspaper, The Setonian (distributed on campus and the World Wide Web), and The Galleon Yearbook, and operate the award-winning campus radio station, WSOU-FM. With a recreation center ranked nationally in the top 25 facilities of its kind, Seton Hall offers outstanding programs in personal fitness and wellness.

Facilities and Resources
Seton Hall's 58-acre campus combines the best of historic tradition and modern sophistication. Twenty-one buildings arranged around a beautifully landscaped University Green encourage a sense of shared community among students and faculty. Two of the oldest buildings-Presidents Hall and the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception-date to the 1860s, and exude the elegance and dignity of the Victorian era. A comprehensive student center, built in the 1970s, offers dining facilities, a theatre-in-the-round, an art gallery, student organization offices and a recreational complex. Six residence halls, completed in the 1980s, provide apartment-style living quarters, and the 10-year-old Robert E. Brennan Recreation Center offers the finest in athletic, fitness and recreation facilities. Since 1994, the campus has been enhanced by the addition of two major buildings: a majestic, four-story, 155,000-square-foot library, offering online research technology, as well as ample reading and study space, and a comprehensive academic center that offers state-of-the-art computer and distance-learning technology. All six of the University's residence halls are wired for computer access, providing resident students with direct connections to Seton Hall's Campus Wide Information Systems and the Internet.

Seton Hall has a strong tradition in athletic competition. In the intercollegiate arena, the Pirates compete in 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports and frequently lead in Big East Conference competition. The men's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament in 1989, and has since won three Big East titles. The women's basketball team played in the NCAA Tournament twice, advancing to the "Sweet 16" in 1995. The baseball, golf, men's and women's track, men's soccer and volleyball teams all have won Big East titles. Student athletes from the University's basketball, track, swimming and tennis programs have earned Big East individual titles and gone on to excel in national competition. Seton Hall's Brennan Recreation Center offers a 3,400-seat gym/arena, fieldhouse, 25-yard pool, fitness/weight training room, dance studio, racquetball courts, saunas and locker rooms. Outdoor athletic facilities include Owen T. Carroll Field and Ivy Hill Park, and 19 acres of practice and intramural fields adjacent to the campus.

Financial Aid
Seton Hall accepts students on a "need-blind" basis. Those who are unable to afford full tuition are encouraged to apply for financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans, employment opportunities or any combination of these. Completing a single application-the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-qualifies the student for consideration to receive assistance through federal, state or University-funded financial aid programs. This form should be filled out and submitted as soon as possible after January 1 each year. Three out of four students at Seton Hall receive some kind of financial aid, most administered through the University's Office of Financial Aid. In addition to need-based awards, loans and work-study opportunities, the University offers some merit-based scholarships.

Admission Requirements
Applicants are selected on the basis of their school achievement record, SAT or ACT scores, and teacher and counselor recommendations. Students must graduate from an accredited high school or pass the GED test. The completion of 16 high school units is required: 4 in English, 3 in mathematics, 2 in social studies, 2 in foreign language, 1 in laboratory science and 4 in approved academic electives. Special admission policies exist for students who have been out of high school for an extended period of time. Applicants should submit a completed application, required fee, official copy of high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores by March 1 for Fall Semester or December 1 for Spring Semester. (Some programs have earlier deadlines.) Transfer applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (2.75 for science, math, business and computer science programs) and must be in good standing at the last institution attended. Credit usually is given for grades of 2.0 in University-equivalent courses at approved institutions; a maximum of 100 transferable semester hours or transferable credit is allowed toward a bachelor's degree. Application deadlines are June 1 (Fall) and December 1 (Spring).

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