Seton Hall University

private Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University is a private Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. It was started in 1856 by Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley. Seton Hall is the oldest diocesan university in the United States.[2] Seton Hall is also the oldest and largest Catholic university in New Jersey. The university is known for its programs in business, law, education, nursing, and diplomacy.

Seton Hall University
MottoHazard Zet Forward
Motto in English
Despite hazards, move forward
TypePrivate, Roman Catholic, Sea-grant
Endowment$203 million[1]
PresidentDr. Amado Gabriel Esteban
Location, ,
Campus58 acres (0.2 km2)
SportsSeton Hall Pirates
17 varsity teams
ColorsBlue and white    
AffiliationsBig East

Seton Hall is made up of eight different schools and colleges. It has about 5,200 undergraduate students and about 4,400 graduate students. Its School of Law has 1,200 students. US News & World Report lists the School of Law as one of the top 100 law schools in the United States.[3]In 2011, Seton Hall's Stillman School of Business is ranked 88 out of the top 100 undergraduate business schools. It is one of only three school from state of New Jersey to maje the list according to BusinessWeek.[4]

The Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry was the first school of medicine in the State of New Jersey. The state took over the school in 1965. It is now the New Jersey Medical School, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Jubilee Hall on the campus.



The school's sports teams are called the Pirates. They play in the NCAA's Division I and in the Big East Conference.[5][6] The college started its first basketball team in 1903.[7] Seton Hall stopped having a football team in 1982.

Seton Hall athletics is best known for its men's basketball team. The team won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in 1953. It lost in the finals of the 1989 NCAA Tournament to Michigan, 80–79 in overtime. Seton Hall currently has teams at the Division I level in baseball, basketball, women's basketball, cross country running, men's golf, soccer, women's soccer, softball, swimming, diving, women's tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and volleyball.

Seton Hall also has club sports in ice hockey, rugby union, and Men's volleyball.[8] Almost all the Seton Hall sports have their home field on the South Orange campus. The men's ice hockey team and the men's basketball team play at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.[9]


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  2. "Seton Hall University History". Social Science Research Network. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  3. "Graduate School Rankings". US News and World Report. 2007. Archived from the original on September 16, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  4. University, Seton Hall (2016-04-28). "Bloomberg Businessweek Names the Stillman School a Top Undergraduate Business School". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on 2022-08-12. Retrieved 2022-03-26.
  5. "NCAA Division 1 Varsity Sports". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  6. "Member Schools". BIG EAST Conference Athletics. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  7. "New book spotlights history of SHU b-ball". The Setonian. Archived from the original on 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  8. "Club Sports". Seton Hall Athletics. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  9. "Seton Hall University Men's Basketball Joins Roster At Newark's Prudential Center". New Jersey Devils. Archived from the original on June 6, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-18.

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