American Jewish University

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#T-88, overall score 52.08/100

Fun Fact:

AJU’s mascot is called Zion the Lion.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Region: West
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 150
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 150
  • Jewish population share: 100%
  • Student origin: 85% in-state / 15% out-of-state

COST & AID Score: 0/15

  • Score: 0/15
  • Tuition: $30,938
  • Room & board costs: $16,528
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $5,500
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Yes

ACADEMICS Score: 6.67/20

  • Score: 6.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 96%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Median SAT range: 990-1090
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 13/20

  • Score: 13/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 117
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: 0
  • BDS vote in last four years: No

SAFETY Score: 9.67/11

  • Score: 9.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 0/1000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 31.93/1000 people (medium low)
  • LGBT center: No

JEWISH LIFE Score: 22.75/34

  • Score: 22.75/34
  • Hillel: None
  • Chabad: None
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 51 (24 Orthodox, 13 Conservative, 14 Reform)
  • Eruv: Yes

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