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#161, overall score 39.33/100

Fun Fact:

Every fall, new freshmen play capture the flag in the 170,000-square foot Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,955
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 300
  • Jewish population share: 6%
  • Student origin: 22% in-state / 78% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Old Gold & Black
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Demon Deacons
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: WOMB / Ruckus

COST & AID Score: 2.5/15

  • Score: 2.5/15
  • Tuition: $51,400
  • Room & board costs: $15,354
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $21,976
  • Average loan debt: $35,434
  • Starting median salary: $56,000

ACADEMICS Score: 10/20

  • Score: 10/20
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10.6:1
  • Median SAT range: 1260-1440
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 7
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Students Supporting Israel
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9.33/11

  • Score: 9.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 6.28/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 6.28/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 6.5/34

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