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 LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 3
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 5
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 81%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1140 to 1280
ACT24 to 28
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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,170/credit
In State Students$1,170/credit
Out of State Students$1,170/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,212/credit
In State Students$1,212/credit
Out of State Students$1,212/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $52,650 $52,650 $52,650
ADN 70 $81,900 $81,900 $81,900
BSN 125 $146,250 $146,250 $146,250
FNP 50 $60,600 $60,600 $60,600
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Seton Hall University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,776
Other Federal Grant 5% $6,464
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $10,518
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $20,805
Federal Student Loans 53% $5,469
Private Loans 16% $19,274


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,010
$30,001 to $48,000$20,278
$48,001 to $75,000$27,238
$75,001 to $110,000$31,474
Over $110,000$34,012

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Student Population













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

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C. R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship

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FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

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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: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.

Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079

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