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 11,000 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at SHU. A score between 1150 - 1330 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 29 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 3.35 - 3.57. 74% of all students that apply are granted admission to Seton Hall University, from which 11% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Seton Hall University (SHU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Seton Hall University (SHU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Seton Hall University was reported as 73.6% in Fall 2020 with over 19,800 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 ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • SHU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Seton Hall University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to SHU is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SHU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.9%
  • 2017-2018: 73.2%
  • 2018-2019: 70.4%
  • 2019-2020: 73.6%
  • Projected SHU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 66.7%

How Does Seton Hall University (SHU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Seton Hall University is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%
Kean University68.6%
New Jersey City University94.6%
Stevens Institute of Technology40.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Seton Hall University (SHU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 660
Math570 - 670
Total Score1150 - 1330
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math22 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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