Applications to SHU soar by more than 64 percent in five years

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — USA Today Money reported that Seton Hall University is among the top 100 universities in the nation experiencing the largest five-year percentage increase in college applications, with the university achieving 64.2-percent growth. The results come from a 24/7 Wall Street study analyzing National Center for Education statistics for nearly 600 colleges and universities where applications climbed the most.

Seton Hall has broken its own record of applications for the last five years, attaining its largest classes in history for three years in a row, as well as the highest average SAT and ACT scores in the university’s history. More than 23,000 students completed applications for the Class of 2023, which enrolled 1,630 freshmen. Continuing the trend of rising academic achievement, the class of 2023 has the highest average SAT score in Seton Hall history at 1235, up 20 points in the last two years, and the highest ACT average at 26.5.

“Students from throughout New Jersey and around the country are attracted to our outstanding academic reputation, our Catholic values and our warm and nurturing community where they can thrive as exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. We are a university continually on the rise, with the largest classes coming to us in our history during the last three years, with the highest SAT averages and many impressive distinctions,” said Alyssa McCloud, senior vice president of enrollment management.