In an unusual move, Seton Hall University will reduce its tuition by more than $21,000 next year for incoming freshmen who have high SAT scores and graduate in the top 10 percent of their class, school officials said today.
The Catholic university said it will match Rutgers University's undergraduate tuition — which is currently $10,104 for in-state students — if freshmen score at least 1,200 on their SAT tests, have a composite ACT score of 27 or above and graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Other students will continue to pay Seton Hall's regular tuition rate, which is currently $31,440 annually before room, board and other costs are added.
Unlike a scholarship, the special tuition rate will be guaranteed for all four years. That means some Seton Hall students could save more than $85,000 over the regular tuition rate by the time they get their degree, university officials said.
“This initiative reflects Seton Hall’s commitment to serving our community and putting a high quality, personalized private education within reach of more students and their families,” said Seton Hall University President Gabriel Esteban.