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About Seton Hall University

One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.  Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. A new independent economic analysis of the University found that Seton Hall provides a significant impact on New Jersey's economy, totaling over $1.6 billion annually and creating and sustaining nearly 10,000 jobs. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. The University’s Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus in Clifton and Nutley, New Jersey, houses Seton Hall’s College of Nursing, its School of Health and Medical Sciences as well as Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.


  • Founded: 1856 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley
  • Namesake: Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born saint
  • Affiliation: Catholic, one of the oldest diocesan universities in the U.S., under the Archdiocese of Newark
  • Location: South Orange, New Jersey, suburban setting 30 minutes from NYC

Faculty and Academics:

  • Programs: 90+
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1


  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,013
  • Graduate enrollment: 3,611


Quality rankings:

  • #137 National Universities – U.S. News & World Report
  • #27 Online Graduate Nursing Degree Program – U.S. News & World Report
  • One of the Best On-campus MBA Programs – The Princeton Review
  • A Best Online Nursing School Master's Programs – The Princeton Review
  • #4 in Best Online Nurse Practitioner Programs –
  • #6 Online Master's Degree in Counseling – College Choice
  • Top 50 Online Master's in Nursing Program – SuperScholar

Educational value rankings:

  • Educational value rankings:
  • One of America's Best Value Colleges – Forbes
  • Top Online College in New Jersey –
  • Top 10 Highest Paid Graduates in New Jersey –
  • Ranked Top 10 Percent Nationally for Student ROI – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Most Trusted Universities Nationwide and in New Jersey – Morning Consult

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