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Seton Hall is a four-year Catholic University. Its law school is located in Newark, but the main campus is in South Orange. It was founded in 1856. Average class size is 25. Ninety percent of students receive financial aid and 72 percent get it directly from the university.
The five-year graduation rate is 60 percent; the four-year rate is 49 percent for freshmen entering in 2003.
The average incoming freshman had a GPA of 3.0-3.5 and scored 1600-1700 on the SAT or 23-25 on the ACT. There are 4,500 graduate students enrolled. On a national level, the university is best known for its men's basketball program; the Pirates advanced to the final game of the NCAA tournament in 1989. But Seton Hall also made headlines for a tragic dormitory fire in 2000 in Boland Hall that killed three students.