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SEU at a Glance

Saint Elizabeth University is a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the University has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

Through the vision of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint Vincent de Paul, Saint Louise de Marillac and Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan, SEU continues to support students as they search for intellectual and personal growth in an engaged and supportive learning environment.

SEU is proud to offer a large variety of programs to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Students have the following options in selecting a program of study that best meets their needs:

  • Undergraduate Programs – Gain the knowledge and experience to achieve your full potential academically, personally, spiritually, and professionally.
  • Continuing Studies Programs – Earn a bachelor’s degree through flexible evening, weekend, and online programs, for adult learners.
  • Graduate Programs – Advance in high-demand fields and professions through evening, weekend and online master's programs and a fully subscribed doctoral program.
  • Professional Certificate Programs – Earn a certificate in counseling, education, healthcare management, ministry, nutrition and other fields, through evening, weekend, and online programs.

Saint Elizabeth University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin, in the administration of its admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs or other University policies, including employment.

Saint Elizabeth University has filed compliance with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare under Title VI-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Fast Facts about SEU


Student/Faculty Ratio
Undergraduate 11:1
Graduate 7:1
Graduation Rates
Four-Year (F18 FTF Cohort) 33%
Six-Year (F16 FTF Cohort) 44%
Post-Graduation Outcomes (Self-reported)
Employment Rate for TUGs (six months post-graduation) 75%
Seeking Additional Education (Graduate or Professional) 50%
Tuition Rates
Undergraduate Tuition $32,900
Room & Board $12,744
Fees $2,056
Continuing Studies Tuition (per credit) $800
Continuing Studies Tuition (per credit, nursing) $463
Graduate Tuition (per credit) $1,001
Average Family Income (1st time Freshman TUG) $53,302

About our Students

Race/Ethnicity All TUG CS Graduate
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1% 1% 1%
Black/African American 28% 42% 12% 15%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1% 1% 0% 0%
Asian 4% 2% 3% 7%
Hispanic 20% 24% 13% 15%
White 30% 23% 14% 48%
Two or more races 1% 2% 0% 1%
Unknown 14% 4% 56% 12%
International 2% 2% 1% 1%
FTE (estimated) 939 576 64 299
Headcount 1122 584 153 385
Percent who are Pell Eligible
All Undergraduates 52%
First Time Freshmen 75%
TUG 63%
In State/Out-of-State
Resident Students 372
In State 94%
Out-of-State 4%
First Generation, First Time Freshmen
Gender Male Female
All Students 31% 69%
CS 13% 86%
TUG 39% 61%
Graduate 24% 76%

Top 5 Counties in New Jersey SEU Students are from:

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  • Essex
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Union
  • Bergen

Off-Campus Experiences

Internships - AY 2022-2023

In the spring and fall semesters, 46 undergraduate students had internships in 36 locations. Over the past three years, 266 students received academic credit for completing an internship.

Programs with the most Interns

  • Health Sciences
  • Business/Sport Management & Marketing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communications/English
  • Computer Software Engineering
Professional Mentors

Currently, 88 business industry professionals are registered to serve as Career Mentors starting in the spring 2023 semester.


93 freshmen completed a service project with Table of Hope during summer 2022 orientation for a total of 370 hours. Three sections of SEU 300 and service learning is completed in 2/3 of the courses. Students are required to do 20 hours by the end of the semester.

About our Alumni

# of Living Alumni 15,411

About our Staff/Faculty


NCAA Division III

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Points of Pride

SEU Annunciation Center

DHSI Program





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MSCHE Saint Elizabeth University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.