Jewish Theological Seminary, Albert A. List College


Enrollment: 177.

Student Body: 54% female, 46% male, 84% out-of-state, 3% international (10 countries represented). Caucasian 94%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 89% freshmen return for sophomore year. 15% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 6% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 6% grads pursue law degrees. 3% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 6:1. 52 full-time faculty, 113% hold PhDs, 29% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, master’s.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Bible/biblical studies; Jewish/Judaic studies; Talmudic studies.

Special Study Options: Cross-registration, distance learning, double major, exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, BA/MA program with JTS Graduate School or William Davidson School of Jewish Education. Combined degree programs: BA/MA, BA/BA and BA/BS programs with Columbia University and Barnard College. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/ job search classes, internships.

Career services highlights include: career/ job search classes and alumni network.


Housing: Coed dorms, apartments for married students, apartments for single students

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: The Jewish Museum and the Rare Book Room of the Library.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 80% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 50% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook.

Organizations: 1 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, crew/rowing, soccer, tennis, track/field (outdoor), volleyball. Women: Baseball, basketball, crew/rowing, soccer, tennis, track/field (outdoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Environmental Initiatives: 4-Day work week to save on electricity The cafeteria has replaced styrofoam products with paper products and promotes the use of reusable plates, bowls and utensils. Energy saving film applied to all windows


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.7. SAT Math middle 50% range 620-660. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 640-700. SAT Writing middle 50% range 620-720^ ACT middle 50% range 30-32. Minimum paper TOEFL 600.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores. Important factors considered include: Class rank, application essay, recommendation(s), interview. Other factors considered include: Alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, first generation, level of applicant’s interest, religious affiliation/commitment, talent/ability, volunteer work.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, 4 foreign language, 1 social studies, 3 history, 4 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 102 applied, 62% admitted, 65% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, statement of good standing from prior institution(s).

General Admission Information: Application fee $65. Early decision application deadline 11/15. Regular application deadline 2/L5. Regular notification 4/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $14,200. Room and board $9,200. Required fees $800. Average book expense $500.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution s own financial aid form, CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, state aid form, noncustodial PROFILE, business/farm supplement. Financial aid filing deadline 3/1. Priority financial aid filing date 2/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 4/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: Direct Subsidized Stafford, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 35% freshmen, 42% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 18% freshmen, 17% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 30% freshmen, 40% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 42% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $16,892.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, leadership.

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