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Seton Hall University holds a unique place among American Catholic institutions of higher learning. Founded in 1856 by the first Bishop of Newark, James Roosevelt Bayley, it is the oldest Roman Catholic diocesan university in the United States and one of the largest.
Seton Hall is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and a collaborative environment it focuses on academic excellence and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.
So, what exactly does it mean to be a Catholic University? A university is Catholic in many ways: by instruction, by the creative faith and love of its members, as well as by living Catholic values. The Catholicity of Seton Hall is a call to action and a commitment to building a life that is both faithful to the past - and open to the future.
Seton Hall's 58-acre campus is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan. The University is home to eight schools, over 60 majors and about 10,000 students.
While Seton Hall enjoys a big reputation, our campus community is also close-knit and inclusive. Students, faculty and staff come from around the world, bringing with them a kaleidoscope of experiences and perspectives, creating a diverse yet unified campus environment.