Jewish Theological Seminary of America Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3761 of 14,131 In the World
#1090 of 2,597 In North America
#1018 of 2,496 In the United States
#98 of 221 In New York State
#35 of 92 In New York City
#347 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#809 of 1,002 For Classics and Ancient History
#1021 of 1,216 For History
#3243 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Jewish
Acceptance rate
58%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$51,387 /y
Aid receiving
63%
Undergraduates
133
Graduates
227
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.jtsa.edu

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 58% 47% 64%
Applicants 108 38 70
Admissions 63 18 45
Freshmen enrolled full time 33 11 22

72 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

31 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
16 or 48%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1370
or below

75% of them
had 1540
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Jewish Theological Seminary of America are 1370-1540 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
17 or 52%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 32
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Jewish Theological Seminary of America are 32-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 281 (78%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 54 (15%)
Hispanic 13 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 6 (2%)
Black or African American 2 (0.6%)
Asian 2 (0.6%)
Two or more races 1 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$51,387/year
Average aid awarded
$28,125
Students receiving aid
63%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $44,917
$30-48K $20,408
$48-75K $25,347
$75-110K $31,057
$110K+ $54,861

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $56,128$32,980
Tuition in-state $56,128$32,980
Tuition out-of-state $56,128$32,980
Fee in-district $2,575$1,492
Fee in-state $2,575$1,492
Fee out-of-state $2,575$1,492

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 167
Room charge $12,512

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Jewish & Judaic Studies 37 20 2
Religious Education 16 3
Rabbinical Studies 9
Religious & Sacred Music 3
Grand Total 37 48 5
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 89% 89% 89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
206
Citations
602

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
176 / 560
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
64 / 339
History
63 / 64
Art & Design
48 / 134
Sociology
45 / 113
Philosophy
38 / 200
Literature
37 / 123
Classics and Ancient History
37 / 36
Psychology
19 / 102
Medicine
13 / 14
Education Majors
12 / 36
Art History
9 / 2
Creative Writing
8 / 13
Political Science
7 / 6
Anthropology
6 / 3
Biology
5 / 1
Gender Studies
5 / 40
Health Science
4 / 9
Social Psychology
4 / 61
Healthcare Management (MHA)
3 / 3
Nursing
3 / 9
Computer Science
3 / 3
Demography
3 / 4
Law
3 / 0
Aesthetics
3 / 9
Library and Information science
3 / 3
Linguistics
3 / 3
Oncology and Cancer research
2 / 0
Media Studies
2 / 1
Economics
2 / 1
Chemistry
2 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
2 / 32
Political Economy
1 / 0
Cinematography
1 / 0
Broadcast Journalism
1 / 0
Forestry
1 / 0
Business
1 / 0
Entertainment Industry Business
1 / 0
Genealogy
1 / 57
Child Psychology
1 / 4

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 3
1992 2 3
1993 3 4
1994 5 6
1995 8 5
1996 4 89
1997 5 8
1998 3 4
1999 6 77
2000 1 6
2001 1 11
2002 1 7
2003 7 9
2004 5 8
2005 4 33
2006 8 12
2007 10 11
2008 8 14
2009 9 36
2010 8 30
2011 13 39
2012 8 43
2013 11 44
2014 8 62
2015 12 58
2016 18 53
2017 8 46
2018 9 47
2019 19 61
2020 10 107
2021 5 37

Jewish Theological Seminary of America alumni

  1. Henrietta Szold

    Henrietta Szold
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1860-1945 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    writerteacher
    Biography

    Henrietta Szold was a U.S. Jewish Zionist leader and founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. In 1942, she co-founded Ihud, a political party in Mandatory Palestine dedicated to a binational solution.

  2. Norman Podhoretz

    Norman Podhoretz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    journalistpunditwriterauthoropinion journalist
    Biography

    Norman Podhoretz is an American magazine editor, writer, and conservative political commentator, who identifies his views as "paleo-neoconservative". He is a writer for Commentary magazine, and previously served as the publication's editor-in-chief from 1960 to 1995.

  3. Mordecai Kaplan

    Mordecai Kaplan
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1881-1983 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    essayistrabbitranslatorphilosopherdiarist
    Biography

    Mordecai Menahem Kaplan, was a Lithuanian-born American rabbi, writer, Jewish educator, professor, theologian, philosopher, activist, and religious leader who founded the Reconstructionist branch of Judaism along with his son-in-law Ira Eisenstein. He has been described as a "towering figure" in the recent history of Judaism for his influential work in adapting it to modern society, contending that Judaism should be a unifying and creative force by stressing the cultural and historical character of the religion as well as theological doctrine.

  4. Abraham Foxman

    Abraham Foxman
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    authorlawyer
    Biography

    Abraham Henry Foxman is an American lawyer and activist. He served as the national director of the Anti-Defamation League from 1987 to 2015, and is currently the League's national director emeritus. In March 2016, he became vice chair of the board of trustees at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City in order to lead its efforts on antisemitism.

General info

Total FTE staff 178
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address 3080 Broadway
New York, New York, 10027-4649
United States
City population 8,399,000
Phone 2126788000