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American Jewish University

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Bel Air, near Los Angeles, the University of Judaism is a research institution dedicated to the study of Judaism. It also offers liberal arts programs to just over 100 students, and the Ostrow Library houses the largest collection of Judaica on the West Coast.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Bel Air, near Los Angeles, the University of Judaism is a research institution dedicated to the study of Judaism. It also offers liberal arts programs to just over 100 students, and the Ostrow Library houses the largest collection of Judaica on the West Coast.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 112
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 97% Full Time / 3% Part Time
Geography 85% In State / 15% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 25% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 44%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 45%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. RULES: Freshman/Sophomore students (less than 60 college credits) who are under the age of 21 must live on-campus. Junior and Senior students (those with 60 or more college credits), as well as students over the age of 21, are encouraged to live on-campus, but may live off-campus. Students must reach the age of 21 by the first day of classes. EXCEPTIONS: 1) If the student lives at home with an immediate family member, within a 20-mile radius of the University. 2) If the student has a fully documented medical disability that makes it unfeasible to live in the residence complex. GENERAL: Housing deposit is $100.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

34% of students live on-campus.

85% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students

Activities

Student Publications: The Casiano Chronicle

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Council
  • Student Government
  • Debate
  • Model UN

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load tutoring writing center study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries wireless network available dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: outdoor basketball court, sculpture garden
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study internships student-designed major double major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (27%), Literature, Other (22%), Psychology (19%), Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (13%), Political Science and Government (8%), Jewish/Judaic Studies (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, culture, and religion of the Jewish people. Includes instruction in Jewish religious heritage, sacred texts, and law; Jewish philosophy and intellectual history; Jewish life and culture, both in Israel and the Jewish Diaspora; historical Jewish minority cultures such as the Yiddish, Sephardic, and other; anti-Semitism, gentile relations and Shoa; Zionism; and modern developments within Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Any instructional program in English language literature not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Bachelor's

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

Job Opportunities:

Legislators
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in the biological and biomedical sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Robert Wexler
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 15
Student : Faculty Ratio 3 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 60 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 86
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 13

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 59.0% accepted of 100 applications

33% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
67% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
33% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite17 - 22
English17 - 22
Math15 - 17
 
SATMath440 - 540
Reading470 - 550
Writing480 - 600

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Character Personal Qualities, Application Essay, Volunteer Work, Talent Ability

Important: Academic GPA, Level Of Applicants Interest

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Geographical Residence, Class Rank

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 0
English 0 0
Math 0 0
Science 0 0
Science Lab 0 0
Social Studies 0 0
Foreign Language 0 0

Other Application Information: Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

May

31

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $35,539 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $39,083
$48K-$75K $40,516

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,784, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,784 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,180 Same as On-Campus
Housing $14,082 N/A
Books $1,710 $1,710
Total (before financial aid) $43,756 $29,674

Students Receiving Aid

92% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 42% $5,400
Federal Scholarships/Grants 25% $6,050
Institutional Grants 92% $9,277
Other Federal Grants 25% $500
Other Loans 8% $15,000
Pell Grants 25% $5,550
Student Loans 50% $7,000

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.ajula.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.ajula.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

68% of students graduated on time.

81% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#167 National Liberal Arts
#204 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

WalletHub

#128 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#14 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#46 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#198 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#386 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
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