PROFILE

Saint Elizabeth University

About Saint Elizabeth University


We are a value-based community made up of thinkers, doers, realists, and risk takers. Rooted in the Catholic liberal arts tradition, we help turn passions into real-world professions and attract learners with strong convictions. Our close-knit environment grounded in a history of leadership in service to others gives students the focused education and mentorship they need to transform their communities.

Located in Morristown, N.J. and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, we offer more than 40 majors and minors, 14 master's programs and 2 doctoral programs, as well of a number of professional certificate programs and Continuing Studies targeted at adult learners.

Our COVID-19 Response:

LINK TO COVID-19 PAGE: https://www.steu.edu/student-life/health-services/coronavirus-information
 

Saint Elizabeth University, like other colleges and universities worldwide, is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus). Our top priority is to support the health and well-being of our community and we have been monitoring the impact of COVID-19.

All students enrolling must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As of January 7, 2022, SEU is mandating all fully vaccinated students also provide proof of booster by February 15, 2022. Visit the Medical Requirements and Forms page to upload proof of vaccination and booster.

We are committed to keeping the community informed of this rapidly changing situation. On this page is a variety of information and resources specifically targeted at the SEU community.

About Our Students

FALL 2021 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2021.


Freshmen Returning for Sophomore Year
69%

FALL 2021 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2021.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

FALL 2021 FRESHMAN CLASS
GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2021.

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 65%
Men 35%

DIVERSITY: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

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What Students Pay

Price of Attendance in 2021 - 2022   Note: Numbers are estimates only for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in academic year 2021 - 2022. Room & Board: This figure assumes double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or the maximum meal plan). Books and Supplies: These costs include the average cost of books and supplies for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Unusual costs for special groups of students (for example, engineering or art majors) are not included unless they constitute a majority of the students at the institution. Transportation: These costs include two round trips per year to the hometown of a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Other Expenses: These expenses include average costs for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus, for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings.

Estimated Tuition & Fees$34,850
Estimated Room & Board$12,744
Estimated Books & Supplies$1,700
Estimated Transportation$1,000
Other Expenses$2,000

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type   Note: Percentages are for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2021 - 2022. Federal Grants: These monies include Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants made by the U.S. Department of Education as well as need-based and merit-based educational assistance funds and training vouchers from other federal agencies. State/Local Grants: These monies include grants provided by the state to the institution through the LEAP program as well as state merit scholarships and tuition and fee waivers. Local grants are any local government grants, scholarship, or gift-aid awarded directly to the student. Institutional Grants: These monies include scholarships and fellowships funded by the institution and/or individual departments. Also included are tuition and fee waivers and athletic scholarships from the institution. Student Loans: These monies include subsidized and unsubsidized loans made directly to the student, including Perkins Loans. Also included are institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans for which the student is the designated borrower and funds go through the institution. PLUS and other loans for which the parent is the designated borrower are excluded.

Use Our Net Price Calculator   An institution's Net Price Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the net price of attendance for a first-time, full-time aided undergraduate at that institution. The federal definition of net price is as follows: an institution's cost of attendance for first-time, full-time undergraduate students less the total need- and merit-based federal, state and institutional grant aid awarded (i.e., monetary awards that do not have to be paid back) divided by the number of first-time, full-time undergraduate students receiving such aid. The estimates generated by an institution's Net Price Calculator do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates.


FALL 2022 Tuition and Fees History   These figures represent typical tuition for a full-time undergraduate student for the full academic year (generally September to June) plus required fees or those charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (for example, registration, health, or activity fees). Optional fees such as parking and laboratory use are not included.


 
Our Graduates

Percentage of Students Who Graduate   Percentages are for full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered this institution in the summer or fall of 2015 and completed their degree at this institution by the fall of 2021.

Within 4 Years 29%
Within 5 Years 38%
Within 6 Years 39%

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded Last Year*   This graphic represents the four majors in which the most bachelor's degrees were awarded between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The category of “All Others” is the sum of all the other majors earned at the institution in that year. Students with a double major will only be represented by the category of their first major.

The University offers programs across the liberal arts and professional studies. Popular undergraduate majors are: Nursing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Business Administration, and Biology. Our largest graduate programs are: M.S., in Physician Assistant, M.S. Nutrition/Dietetic Internship, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, M.S. in Nursing, M.A. in Justice Administration and Public Service, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Psy. D. in Counseling Psychology.

Number of Degrees Awarded in 2021   Numbers are for degrees awarded between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Bachelor’s: Bachelor’s degrees are any degrees that normally require at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees awarded in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program which provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government and thus allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Master’s: Master’s degrees require the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (ex., M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees, may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Doctoral Doctoral degrees are the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. There are three categories of Doctoral degrees:
  • Doctor's degree-research/scholarship: Requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
  • Doctor's degree-professional practice: A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. OR D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Vetrinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
  • Doctor's degree-other: A doctor's degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor's degree-research/scholarship or a doctor's degree-professional practice.

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2021. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2021 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 89%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2021. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 202 43 1 0 246

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Life on Campus

Preparing responsible leaders for meaningful lives has been SEU's hallmark for more than 120 years. An array of co-curricular activities enriches your education, including a dozen student organizations and 12 NCAA Division III teams. The campus is a short train ride from New York City and 1.5 hours from Philadelpia, and opportunities for internships, cultural activities, and recreation.

What it's Like on Our Campus   Percent of Freshmen Who Live on Campus is for freshmen enrolled in fall 2022.

Freshmen who live on campus 72%

Campus Safety

Campus security is provided by officers from SSC, a contract security provider. Security coverage is 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All security officers are registered with the state of New Jersey having completed the Security Officer Registration Act (S.O.R.A.), under the direction of SEU's Director of Security.

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