Seton Hill University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University is a small, Catholic liberal arts institution situated in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The institution offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate degrees. A robust student/faculty ratio supports students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Students are deeply involved in campus life, participating in more than 40 organizations and clubs. The Seton Hill Griffins play in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 2, 080 (1,710 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male/65% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,856
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,212
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $52,768

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,855
    • Loans: $6,743

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Seton Hill University Admissions

In 2019, Seton Hill accepted 75% of applicants, making the school largely accessible. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Seton Hill University Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570/630
    • SAT Math: 560/610
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/27
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Seton Hill University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Seton Hill University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Liberty University, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Seton Hill University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Long Beach, San Jose State University, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hampton University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Seton Hill University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of California, Davis, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University

Applying to Seton Hill University

Application Deadline: August 15

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