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Seton Hill University: Narrative Description


Seton Hill Dr.
Greensburg, PA 15601
Tel: (724)834-2200
Free: 800-826-6234
Admissions: (724)838-4255
Fax: (724)830-4611
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1883. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Endowment: $8.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,706. Faculty: 154 (62 full-time, 92 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,463 applied, 77% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 940 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 407 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 12 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Saint Vincent College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Westmoreland County Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, portfolio for art program, audition for music and theater programs, separate application process required for physician assistant program. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,050 includes full-time tuition ($20,630) and college room and board ($6420). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $545 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Intercultural Student Organization, Biology/Environmental Club, Association of Black Collegians, Chemistry Club, Pennsylvania Student Education Association. Major annual events: Christmas on the Hill, Labor of Love, Washington, DC trip. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, student personnel at entrances during evening hours, 15-hour overnight patrols by trained police officers. 571 college housing spaces available; 569 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Reeves Memorial Library with 116,974 books, 5,995 microform titles, 9,598 serials, 6,663 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $375,019. 259 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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