Seton Hall University School of Law

Admissions: Seton Hall University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 3,392
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,679
Overall acceptance rate 49.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 357
Number of full-time program applicants 2,804
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,453
Full-time acceptance rate 51.8%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 240
Number of part-time program applicants 588
Number of part-time program acceptances 226
Part-time acceptance rate 38.4%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 117
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.13-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 154-160
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.21-3.68
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 158-161
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 3-3.47
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 150-156

Careers: Seton Hall University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NJ
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.9%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 84.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 304
Graduates employed at graduation 80.7%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.7%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $92,500
Median private sector starting salary $125,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 52%
Median public service starting salary $39,179
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.5%
Percent employed in government 5.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 39.3%
Percent employed in law firms 39.9%
Percent employed in public interest 1.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.7%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.4%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 70%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 13
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.7%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 89.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 1.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 0.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 1.5%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.1%
Employment location unknown 5.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations OCS assists students through several programs including our annual Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview/Resume Referral Programs. We provide individual career counseling sessions to students and alumni, host programs and networking events, and offer a Mock Interview Program. OCS also participates in job fairs, prepares monthly student newsletters and maintains an on-line employment database.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 89.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%