Seton Hall University (SHU)

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Seton Hall University can be found in South Orange, NJ, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Seton Hall University has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at SHU. A score between 1520 - 1820 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Seton Hall University (SHU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.45. 79% of all students that apply are granted admission to Seton Hall University, from which 16% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Seton Hall University (SHU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Seton Hall University was reported as 79.2% in Fall 2013 with over 10,700 applications submitted to Seton Hall University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SHU SAT Scores: 1520 - 1820
  • SHU ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • SHU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Seton Hall University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Seton Hall University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Seton Hall University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.3%
  • 2010-2011: 78.7%
  • 2011-2012: 85.1%
  • 2012-2013: 84.4%
  • 2013-2014: 79.2%
  • Projected SHU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.6%

How Does Seton Hall University (SHU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Seton Hall University is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bloomfield College54.6%
Caldwell College66.1%
New Jersey City University41.3%
Drew University77.4%
Saint Peter's University54.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Seton Hall University (SHU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math520 - 620
Writing500 - 600
Total Score1520 - 1820
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 26
Math22 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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