Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ 07079

Seton Hall University was founded in 1856 in South Orange, New Jersey. It is a private institution with both undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university that consists of 11 different colleges and schools. The university has received several awards and recognitions, including ranking as one of the top five private universities for undergraduate internships. The main campus is on 58 acres of land and houses 9 of the 11 schools and colleges. Several of the main administrative buildings were built in the 19th century after the college moved from its original location in Madison to South Orange.

The Seton Hall University College of Nursing was founded in 1937. The school offers seven different nursing programs. The prelicensure nursing programs include the standard BSN program, along with accelerated BSN and RN to BSN programs. The traditional BSN program is a four-year program that includes hands-on learning and clinical practice at simulation labs and local clinics. The graduate programs include MSN, accelerated MSN, DNP, and PhD options. All programs are accredited by the CCNE. The baccalaureate programs and master’s program are also accredited by the ACEN. The nursing college was ranked as one of the top 100 graduate nursing programs in the country. 


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN)
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 201
Nursing Administration Master's degree 8
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 9
Critical Care Nursing Master's degree 2
Clinical Nurse Leader Master's degree 18
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 5
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 3
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Seton Hall University

Bloomfield College
4.49 miles away
Caldwell University
6.45 miles away
Saint Peter's University
9.33 miles away
Metropolitan Learning Institute - Jersey City
9.67 miles away
College of Saint Elizabeth
10.14 miles away
Felician University
11.71 miles away
Wagner College
11.92 miles away
Pace University-New York
12.96 miles away
New York University
13.19 miles away
Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
13.48 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1932 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1982 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1960 - 12/31/2006
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/12/1999 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 620
SAT: Math540 to 630
ACT Composite23 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,877
30k to 48k$21,362
48k to 75k$26,916
75k to 110k$30,131
Over 110k$32,116
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,130.00 $1,130.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,171.00 $1,171.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

C. R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship

the scholarship is offered  annually to a student pursuing nursing in a New Jersey college. Applicants must display a high level of academic achievement, leadership ability and must [...]

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for [...]

Merit and Chancellors Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at Seton Hall University.

Alumni Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at Seton Hall University who is the child, grandchild or sibling of an alumni.

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship

Applicant must be a continuing female student at Seton Hall University majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079

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