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Seton Hall Law School

Rank 73 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • Seton Hall Law School
  • Seton Hall University

Seton Hall Law School is a law school located in Newark, New Jersey. The school was ranked 73 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Seton Hall Law School is approximately 354.

Admissions website: https://law.shu.edu/admissions/index.cfm

Admissions email: admitme@shu.edu

Admissions phone: 973-642-8747

Can I get into Seton Hall Law School with aGPA andLSAT?

Seton Hall Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 157 160 162
GPA 3.31 3.58 3.75
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 2256 67
# Admissions offers 1030 -
Class size 354 90
% Accepted 45.7% 42
% Yield 34.0% 63

During the 2022 application cycle, 2,256 people applied and 1,030 were offered admission.

Seton Hall University has a 1L class size of 354, and yield of 33.98%. 350 out of 1,030 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 33.98% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Seton Hall University has a median LSAT of 160. The 25th percentile LSAT is 157 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 162.

The median GPA is 3.58. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.31 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

Seton Hall Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 180 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

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How much does Seton Hall Law School cost per year?

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Cost of attending Seton Hall Law School

In 2022, tuition was $60,152 and the annual cost of attending was $82,830 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Seton Hall Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Seton Hall University make $142,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $51,574.

31.6% of law graduates from Seton Hall University go directly to work for law firms, while 55.7% clerk for a judge. 0.6% of graduates go into public interest.

81.6% of Seton Hall University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

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Some interesting facts about Seton Hall Law School

Seton Hall Law supports each student in finding her unique professional path, and then works to ensure that the student graduates into employment that will achieve his aspirations. Seton Hall Law faculty and administration seek lifetime engagement, enabling and empowering graduates to achieve their professional goals, recognizing the limitless opportunities a Seton Hall Law degree offers. The loyalty of the Seton Hall graduate is uncommonly strong and speaks volumes about who we are.

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@Javabrunn: I was wondering how long it took for you in-between getting WL and being accepted here? I'm in the same situation. Was WL on the 17th, received my WL form on the 22nd and now just a waiting game. 3.9 and 154
@EducationandHardwork: I've been negotiating my scholarship this past week. They are now offering me $105,000 (instead of 90k) total and I still can't afford that.
I wonder how many times I can negotiate a better deal with them. Did you only need to renegotiate once or go back and forth a few times?
i'm really hoping i can improve my LSAT in June and try to get more money. I'm looking at 160k rn for it. love the school but i know i can get a 160+ so hopefully I can get more money
I'm going to ASD and I'm planning on asking if I can score higher if I can get another increase in scholarship
I negotiated from 90-135-150 which I’m grateful for but I still feel screwed because first year is 66 and expected to climb almost 5% the following year and I’m sure the following plus interest rates . Ugh I wanna rip my hair out
I felt so close and now yet so far
I don’t feel like I can ask again at this point
Hey, looking to hear others thoughts on this decision- Hofstra is offering a full conditional scholarship and seton hall is offering 150k non conditional. With tuition hikes , I’d prob end owing 45-50k so I’m currently looking into outside scholarships that don’t look so promising. I’m interested in criminal law although that can change. I’d love to be a trial lawyer at one point. Seton is slightly closer to me in distance. Also I’m old. So def don’t wanna rack up debt unless it’s worth it. With a few more $$ I can prob pay off seton while attending. Can’t make up my mind. Thoughts?
@Whataremychances: I was able to renegotiate multiple times, but made sure to maintain a respectful tone
@Journey37: I would reach out to Dean Issa and ask to appeal your scholarship. Worst she can say is no.
@EducationandHardwork: thank u! Maybe I’ll try one more time. She’s extremely helpful. I thought I was good with their last offer until I realized I had the cost of school wrong 🤦🏻‍♀️
Has anyone had any success trying to get outside scholarships
@EducationandHardwork: thanks, I did reach out again. They made it 35k a year, non conditional, and then today I got an email saying it's their final offer and that scholarships are getting more competitive:(
Of course,
I've been very respectful and grateful for all they've offered till now in my letters, but realistically, I can't afford it on those terms. Rutgers has offered me a much better deal.
why is auwcl ghosting me on a merit scholarship
Has anyone created an admitted students chat ?
Is anyone going to Seton planning to work in criminal defense ?
@Journey37: There is a facebook group for students that have submitted their first deposit.
So I sent another appeal and they haven’t gotten back to me it’s been over a week
My deposit is due may 1st but I’m just gonna withdraw and go to Rutgers kinda ridiculous they never replied to my emails
@Veton: feeling the same
Seton is being erratic and untimely with scholarship appeals, IME
They just responded after I sent an email. They changed my scholarship from conditional to unconditional with an extra 3k a year
I pretty much have decided on Rutgers I just really can't beat the price difference.
Or I should say I can't justify the extra ~25k a year
Can I ask how much Rutgers is offering you a year?
so a little under half paid. tuition comes out to 16k a year pretty much.
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