Seton Hall sets records for applications, freshmen

It was another banner year for Seton Hall University, as the South Orange college announced recently that it has broken its applications record for the fifth consecutive year.

Seton Hall said in a news release that more than 23,000 would-be students applied for the Class of 2023, resulting in more than 1,615 freshmen registering for the fall semester — the largest undergraduate class in the school’s history. The number broke last year’s record 1,524 freshmen in the Class of 2022.

The school said its number of applicants has risen roughly 40% over the past three years.

“As our reputation for academic excellence and employment outcomes has grown, so has our pool of applicants and the quality of our students,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Alyssa McCloud said in a prepared statement. “We continue to attract some of the best and brightest in this country and throughout the world.”