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, including this week’s School Spotlight, Seton Hall University. 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.

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