Since its founding in 1856, Seton Hall University has been a major Catholic university in the North East. The buildings on campus demonstrate how the institution has grown over time, from a small rural college to a larger campus encompassing three locations in the New York metropolitan area. The school was founded to assist Catholic immigrants to assimilate into American culture. Over time, evidence of the school’s ideological shift from an emphasis on life preparedness over to the large-scale implementation of technologies can be seen in the campus’ expansion and modernization. Now supporting over 75 majors, Seton Hall strives to equip students with a strong education that will lay the groundwork for success.