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Study at Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University, also known as SHU, was founded in 1918 by the Sisters of Charity. It was initially a college for women, and became a coeducational institute in 2002. The hilltop campus is located on 200 acres of land in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. SHU's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students from over 40 states and 15 countries every year. According to the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review, the university was among the Best Northeastern Colleges.

Seton Hill University offers over 40 undergraduate and several graduate degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of art, sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering, medical technology, music, computer science, theater, and pharmacy, among others.

The athletics department of Seton Hill University sponsors men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, wrestling, equestrian, softball, and volleyball. The teams compete in the NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of Seton Hill University

The campus of Seton Hill University is in Greensburg, PA, which is a large suburb. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Seton Hill University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Seton Hill University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in fine arts, business and management, and family and social work.

Seton Hill University Selectivity

Admission at Seton Hill University is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Seton Hill University had 1, 991 students enrolled (1, 643 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Seton Hill University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Seton Hill is a Catholic university rooted in Judeo-Christian values. In the tradition of Elizabeth Ann Seton, we educate students to think and act critically, creatively, and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world. "

Seton Hill University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management147business management, marketing, accounting, human resources, MIS, international business, entrepreneurship
Education and Teaching56elementary school teaching, special ed, music teaching, instructional media design, art education, family/home economics teaching, English teaching, math teaching
Therapy and Counselling47psychology, art therapy, marriage and family therapy, music therapy, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts46creative writing, history, sociology, Spanish language, political science, English, general studies, international relations, . . .
Family and Social Work31human services, social work, child development, family and consumer science, child care management, family systems
Medical Support and Technology14physician assistant, allied health and medical assisting
Fine Arts13fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy13religion, religious music
Media12communication studies, journalism, mass communication
Science10biology, chemistry, biochemistry
Mathematics7math, mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Security and Law Enforcement4forensic science, criminal justice and safety
Music4music, music performance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietitian
Drama and Performing Arts4acting, drama, theatre design, theatre arts management
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Hospitality2hospitality management
Art Studies1arts management

Contact: Seton Hill University

Seton Hill University

Seton Hill Dr

Greensburg, PA 15601

General Phone: (724) 834-2200


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