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School Spotlight: Seton Hall University

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Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon December 9th, 2019

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ While Seton Hall may be most well-known within is home state, any student seeking to engage in a hands-on, diverse, and caring community should consider this private Catholic university. Seton Hall’s prime location (15 miles from lower Manhattan) means that students have access to tremendous professional and cultural opportunities. Students enrolled in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, for example, have access to high-profile UN officials, unique internships, and an intensive summer study program thanks to an exclusive partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA. Approximately half of the University’s 6,100 undergraduates are enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences (where Social & Behavioral Science is the most popular major), but Seton Hall also boasts one of the top BSN nursing programs in the state. As a Catholic university guided by faith, community service plays an integral role in campus life. Every year, students volunteer thousands of hours to combat social injustice by mentoring at-risk children, providing ESL tutoring, and serving in local soup kitchens. Fun fact: Seton Hall’s laptop program provides students a new computer when they enter as freshmen, and then a new laptop two years later that’s theirs to keep after graduation. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Seton Hall University Getting the Most out of a College Visit


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