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Private University at Public School Price–Financial Aid for Smart Students

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Seton HallAs the competition for academically solid students ramps up (and as the number of high school graduates starts to dip due to demographics), many colleges and universities may just call a spade a spade and publicly announce tuition discounts for the best students.
Seton Hall, a Catholic university on the outskirts of New York City, has announced an automatic $21,336 scholarship for students with a 27 ACT composite score or combined SAT score of 1200 on math and critical reading, and graduate within the top 10% of their high school class.
This move brings Seton Hall tuition to the same price as Rutgers, the public university down the pike a piece.
You can find the announcement on the Seton Hall website.
This kind of transparency is wonderful.  No mystery.  No hiding behind opaque, “holistic” application review processes.  The message here is, “if you’re a good student, we want you.”
And Seton Hall is putting their money where their mouth is.
Now, which other universities will follow suit?
Andrea Aronson
Educational Consultant in Westfield, New Jersey
 

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