Graduate Theological Union Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4457 of 14,131 In the World
#1252 of 2,597 In North America
#1177 of 2,496 In the United States
#100 of 249 In California
#3 of 11 In Berkeley
#306 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#650 of 1,052 For Philosophy
#793 of 1,041 For Anthropology
#1598 of 2,460 For Sociology
#2626 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Graduates
213
Male:Female Ratio
51:49
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.gtu.edu
Acceptance rate
74%*

* Graduate Theological Union is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Graduate Theological Union Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

11 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 64 (30%)
Nonresident Alien 62 (29%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 49 (23%)
Asian 12 (6%)
Black or African American 10 (5%)
Two or more races 9 (4%)
Hispanic 4 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Graduates
Tuition in-district $21,383
Tuition in-state $21,383
Tuition out-of-state $21,383

Graduate Theological Union Majors

Major Master's Doctoral
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 14 17
Grand Total 14 17

Publications & Citations

Publications
372
Citations
1,598

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
316 / 916
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
137 / 145
Sociology
109 / 415
Philosophy
97 / 136
Art & Design
63 / 152
Psychology
50 / 549
History
45 / 163
Gender Studies
31 / 78
Medicine
19 / 657
Aesthetics
18 / 17
Classics and Ancient History
17 / 76
Art History
17 / 9
Literature
17 / 97
Political Science
15 / 43
Social Psychology
15 / 215
Sexology
13 / 18
Anthropology
11 / 56
Computer Science
11 / 32
Criminology and Criminal Justice
9 / 44
Media Studies
9 / 3
Creative Writing
9 / 25
Education Majors
9 / 35
Law
8 / 29
Cognitive Science
8 / 25
Business
7 / 37
Biology
6 / 254
Engineering
5 / 11
Gerontology
4 / 130
Political Economy
3 / 0
Family medicine
3 / 14
Health Science
3 / 14
Healthcare Management (MHA)
3 / 0
Child Psychology
3 / 83
Fashion Design
3 / 3
Physics
3 / 10
Environmental Science
3 / 3
Economics
3 / 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
3 / 7
Architecture
2 / 8
Demography
2 / 61

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 16
1992 2 14
1993 6 27
1994 7 10
1995 3 12
1996 12 13
1997 3 24
1998 8 37
1999 4 25
2000 8 26
2001 6 37
2002 9 41
2003 6 48
2004 6 34
2005 8 30
2006 18 32
2007 18 46
2008 18 41
2009 22 87
2010 14 88
2011 15 114
2012 28 80
2013 13 109
2014 22 114
2015 14 114
2016 13 190
2017 11 145
2018 16 90
2019 25 131
2020 35 104
2021 21 142

Notable alumni

  1. Eileen Donahoe

    Eileen Donahoe
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, having been appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. After serving her term as ambassador, Donahoe was appointed as Director of Global Affairs for Human Rights Watch. In 2014, she was also appointed to the board of International Service for Human Rights. She is also a former affiliate of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

  2. Robert W. McElroy

    Robert W. McElroy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Robert Walter McElroy is an American prelate of the Catholic Church and the sixth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. McElroy was educated by the Jesuits and writes for their official publication in the United States, America.

  3. David Batstone

    David Batstone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Graduate Theological Union
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in systematic theology
    Occupations
    journalistphilosophertheologiansociologisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    David Batstone is an ethics professor at the University of San Francisco and is the founder and president of Not for Sale.

  4. Heup Young Kim

    Heup Young Kim
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    teachertheologian
    Biography

    Heup Young Kim is a Korean Christian theologian and a scholar of East Asian religions (Confucianism and Taoism), specialized in Asian constructive theology, interfaith dialogue, and religion and science. He is the founding director of the Korea Forum for Science and Life and was the Distinguished Asian Theologian in Residence at Graduate Theological Union. He was Professor of Systematic Theology at Kangnam University in South Korea where he also served as a dean of the College of Humanities and Liberal arts, the Graduate School of Theology, and the University Chapel. Kim is one of the founding members and fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion and an Advisor to the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. He was a co-moderator of the 6th and 7th Congress of Asian Theologians and a president of the Korean Society of Systematic Theology.

  5. Arthur S. Thomas

    Arthur S. Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2001 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Arthur Sam Thomas was a Roman Catholic priest and the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force from 1995 to 1997.

  6. Alastair Campbell

    Alastair Campbell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    editortheologian
    Biography

    Professor Alastair Vincent Campbell MA, BD, Th.D., FRSE is a British theologian and bioethicist. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and received the Henry K. Beecher award from the Hastings Centre in 1999.

General info

Alternative names GTU
Total FTE staff 51
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address 2400 Ridge Rd
Berkeley, California, 94709
United States
City population 122,000
Phone 5106492400