Seton Hill University

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Seton Hill University is a leading Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Established in 1885 by the Sisters of Charity, the school is named for Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774 – 1821), founder of the Sisters of Charity and the United States’ first native-born saint to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Seton Hill University began as a female institution; in 1946 forty veterans of the Second World War were admitted as students, though it was not until the 1980’s that men were regularly admitted into the Seaton Hill’s programs. Previously known as Seton Hill College, the institution achieved university status in 2002. Though affiliated with the Catholic Church, Seton Hill University welcomes students of all faiths.

Academic Programs

Seton Hill University’s mission as a “Catholic university rooted in Judeo-Christian values”, is to “educate students to think and act critically, creatively, and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world.” Named an Apple Distinguished School, Seton Hill University offers more than 80 undergraduate programs, more than ten graduate-level programs, and at least half a dozen Adult Degree programs through its six divisions: Business, Education, Humanities, Natural and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts.

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921, Seton Hill University provides students with a solid liberal arts foundation which equips them with the flexibility necessary to succeed in a career and which prepares them for a future “full of promise and a life filled with purpose.” Areas of study at Seton Hill University include: Business; Criminal Justice; Education Health Sciences History, Political Sciences & Law; Language & Communication; Liberal Arts; Performing Arts; Psychology, Social Work & Sociology; Science, Math & Computer Science; Theology; and Visual Arts. Thanks to the University’s Mobile Learning @ The Hill program, all full-time students receive an iPad, providing them with 24/7 access to the “world of learning”.

Student Life

Seton Hill University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000 – the majority of which are undergraduate students. Located on a beautiful, 200 acre, wooded, hilltop campus in the scenic Laurel Highlands of southwest Pennsylvania, Seton Hill University is only 35 miles away from Pittsburg. Students also have access to New York City, Philadelphia, and a variety of other destinations via Greensburg’s train station which is located next to Seton Hill University’s world-class Performing Arts Center. Seton Hill University’s campus features a mix of both modern and historic architecture and all buildings are equipped with the best possible resources and technology for teaching and learning.

More than 50 student-led clubs and organizations exist on Seton Hill University’s campus, catering to a wide range of interests and allowing students to interact with each other outside of the classroom. An NCAA Division II school, Seton Hill University boasts more than 20 varsity teams which compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. New athletic buildings, courts and fields have been added to the campus, including new fitness centers and other wellness resources, and are available for both athletes and non-athletes alike.

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