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Mission and Values

Developing Great Minds


Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment, it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.


As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing great minds since 1856. Today, we are home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, celebrating a diverse tapestry of ideas and perspectives that enrich the dialogue and academic discussion in the classroom and prepares our students to live and work in a global society.


What exactly does it mean to be a Catholic university? At Seton Hall, it means that Catholic values shape our community. A key part of our Catholic mission is community service. We believe that getting involved in the community teaches lessons that can't be taught in any classroom. We strive to meet the spiritual needs of all students, regardless of faith. Although the majority of our students are Catholic, our diverse student body also includes significant groups of Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and Buddhist students, among others. No matter your faith, the Catholic ideals and values that we will share with you while you are at Seton Hall will make you feel good about who you are and your ability to make a real difference in the community.

If you have further questions, please contact an Online Admissions Counselor at (844) 823-1198 or Request More Information.