Seton Hill University

2014 Quick Stats
Seton Hill Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: (724) 834-2200
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#12 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Seton Hill University is a private institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,673, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Seton Hill University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 12. Its tuition and fees are $30,300 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1885, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Seton Hill currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate programs, 8 graduate programs, including an MBA, and an Adult Degree Program. Located 35 miles east of Pittsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, Seton Hill educates dedicated practitioners and leaders. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers, including the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education and the E-Magnify Women's Business Center. The development of partnerships and programs that serve the regional community are important to Seton Hill. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) opened a medical school site on Seton Hill University's Greensburg, Pa. campus in 2009. LECOM at Seton Hill accepts medical school students from across the country, in addition to students from Seton Hill University. Seton Hill's Orthodontics Program, the newest component of the University's health sciences programming, combines advanced instruction in biomedical and clinical sciences with teaching, research and clinical experiences to prepare dental school graduates to provide the best orthodontic and dentofacial care according to standards established by the American Board of Orthodontics. Program residents, who will have already earned a D.D.S. or D.M.D., will complete a 30-month program. The University also houses a newly constructed 73,000 square-foot Performing Arts Center in the heart of Greensburg's Cultural District. The Performing Arts Center is home to Seton Hill's growing programs in music, theatre, dance and community music.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1883
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $30,041,844


When applying to Seton Hill University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Seton Hill University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.2%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Seton Hill University is 14:1, and the school has 60.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Seton Hill University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Psychology 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
Health Professions and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

Seton Hill University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,673, with a gender distribution of 35.6 percent male students and 64.4 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus. Seton Hill University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,084
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Seton Hill University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Seton Hill University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Seton Hill University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Seton Hill University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Seton Hill University, 86.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,123.

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Tuition and fees $30,300 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,100 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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