Seton Hall U. Ranked One of Nation’s Best by Princeton Review

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For the 19th consecutive year, Seton Hall University has been ranked as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The university is featured in the 2016 edition of the education services company’s annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.”

Being listed in the “Best Colleges” guide puts Seton Hall University among an elite group of colleges and universities. Only about 15 percent of the 2,200 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. are named to the list. The rankings are based on surveys of 136,000 students who are asked about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves.

In their surveys, Seton Hall students praise the university’s academics, particularly the “practically unparalleled” School of Diplomacy and International Relations, in addition to the extensive internship opportunities offered across the board to undergrads. Other comments reflect a sense of belonging at the university, where “students fit in very easily” in a community of “good-hearted, friendly people,” have opportunities to engage in “servant leadership,” and share in the “diversity…at the heart of the university.” Overall, students reflect that the university surrounds them with a “strong and loving community that fosters emotional, educational and social growth.”

“This recognition adds to the long list of recent accolades recognizing the university’s accomplishments,” said Alyssa McCloud, Seton Hall’s vice president of enrollment management. “A great source of pride is the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development at the Stillman School of Business, which has recently been ranked #1 in the nation, as well as our employment rate which continues to be 20 percent higher than the national average. The university has experienced record enrollment and increases in the academic profile of our incoming class, and our new academic buildings, residence halls and fitness center provide state of the art facilities and research opportunities for our students. With the advent of a new College of Communication and the Arts and a new medical school opening in the near future in partnership with Hackensack University Health Network, we are poised for an even brighter future.”

“Every college in our book has outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior VP-publisher. “Our goal is to help applicants choose and get into their dream college—the college best for them.”

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Natick, Mass., the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.


One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 academic programs, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

An undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and an average class size of 21 provide a truly supportive educational environment; students enjoy hands-on guidance from a world-class faculty that includes Fulbright scholars, cutting-edge researchers, industry leaders and former ambassadors. Dozens of Seton Hall students have been chosen for highly selective national and international awards in recent years, including Rhodes, Fulbright, Pickering and Udall scholarships.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, has a deep commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition and prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. The university offers superior experiential opportunities for career development before and after graduation. More than 80 percent of students participate in an internship, practicum or clinical program to gain professional experience; the university also boasts a career-related job placement rate approximately 20 percent above the national average and an international alumni network more than 90,000 strong.

Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. The university’s attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car from New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Its nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. A founding member of the new Big East Conference, the Seton Hall Pirates field 14 NCAA Division I varsity sports teams.

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