Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Ranking & Review

New York
United States
Top 19%

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate53%51%54%
Enrolled undergraduates381622
Enrolled total (including graduate students)368164204

66 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

21 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores23
Percent of students submitting SAT scores56%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores20
Percent of students submitting ACT scores49%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment and other expenses per full academic year.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 152 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$51,958$51,958
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,726$2,726
Tuition for Full-time graduates$30,490$30,490
Fees for full-time graduates$1,390$1,390
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,435$1,435

Programs and Degrees

Philosophy and Religious Studies2922253
Theology and Religious Vocations45247
Grand Total29674100

A total of 29 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

At the master's and doctor's level 71 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate80%76%83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

General info

Religious affiliationJewish
Mission StatementThe Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education that integrates rigorous academic scholarship and teaching with a commitment to strengthening Jewish tradition, Jewish lives, and Jewish communities. JTS articulates a vision of Judaism that is learned and passionate, pluralist and authentic, traditional and egalitarian; one that is thoroughly grounded in Jewish texts, history, and practices, and fully engaged with the societies and cultures of the present. Our vision joins faith with inquiry; the covenant of our ancestors with the creative insights of today; intense involvement in the society and State of Israel with devotion to the flowering of Judaism throughout the world; service to the Jewish community, as well as to all of the communities of which Jews are a part: our society, our country, and our world. JTS serves North American Jewry by educating intellectual and spiritual leaders for Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center, training rabbis, cantors, scholars, educators, communal professionals, and lay activists who are inspired by our vision of Torah and dedicated to assisting in its realization.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff217
Instructional FTE42
Research FTE1
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address3080 Broadway
New York, New York, 10027-4649
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population8,399,000