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2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

There are about 1,920 students enrolled in Jewish Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,000

Vs. National Avg.

-94%

popularity Rank

#284

cost

Very Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

61%

cost Rank

#31

salary

High Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$52K

Vs. National Avg.

29%

salary Rank

#31

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

26%

professors Rank

#50

students

Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

17%

students Rank

#29

SUMMARY

Studying Jewish Studies is not only a valuable choice, but typically a mandatory first step for scholars trying to pursue a career as an ethnic studies professor, a jewish historian, or a philosopher. In fact, jewish studies is an uncommon degree ranking as the 348th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 211 jewish studies graduates. In-state tuition for jewish studies at private colleges is, on average, 3.2 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 76 universities offering this degree you may have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're looking to surround yourself with other jewish studies majors, consider universities in New York which have the most students admitted to jewish studies annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in jewish studies is in the Mid East region with Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Yeshiva University, and Gratz College best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in jewish studies is the Big Ten Conference with Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities representing the conference. On that topic, our belief is that the best college for jewish studies is Binghamton University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There can be a bunch more facets to think about when choosing college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely impact your decision of which university to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which jewish studies school is home to the best campus, the answer is Binghamton University. If you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection of the school with the best student life for jewish studies is Binghamton University. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about Authority's top selections. Many of our decisions might shock you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to college, you might consider avoiding Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University&nbspis the most expensive college for jewish studies, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense of Yeshiva University&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may care to know that jewish studies is the 293rd most expensive degree in America, with an average bill of $24,700. On a broader scale, the most costly state for jewish studies nationally is New York at Binghamton University, Touro College, and Touro College - the primary colleges in New York - of $24,660, $18,038, and $18,038. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for jewish studies is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Binghamton University with a cost of $24,660, Touro College with a cost of $18,038, and Yeshiva University with a cost of $42,200.

Our cheapest region for jewish studies is the Mid East region which is represented by Binghamton University with a cost of $24,660, Touro College with a cost of $18,038, and Yeshiva University with a cost of $42,200. More optimistically, the most affordable college for jewish studies is Touro College. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay about $10,200 for a degree in jewish studies. That cost swells dramatically to a median of $27,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our choice for the school with the best value for jewish studies: Binghamton University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for jewish studies majors vary a lot, but two years after leaving college students will typically earn in the neighborhood of $39,900. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top positions can make up to $70,700. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the jewish studies field earn $23,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates for jewish studies graduated from Binghamton University&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of jewish studies is quite poor, being within only the 3rd percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for jewish studies is Binghamton University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Jewish Studies ranks only in the 8th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 4th percentile. White students compose the largest share, 83%, of those majoring in jewish studies. Additionally, 67% of students pursuing a jewish studies degree are men.

The median rating of jewish studies professors is 4.2 stars, which is 5% greater than the average score across every major; which is a good score. If you are searching for the most popular jewish studies professor nationally, look no further than Adam Meyer at Vanderbilt University. This might be a shock, but the top ranked professors of jewish studies by student come from Yeshiva University. If we consider data beyond simply rankings we find that the college with the best instructors for jewish studies is Yeshiva University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for jewish studies is Binghamton University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering college with context only formed from superlatives might create issues. We encourage you to read our more nuanced pages on individual schools and read a couple of our helpful background pages on important things to think about as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva University

New York, NY | www.yu.edu/

67%

Acceptance

6,174

Students

#164

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

New York, NY | www.jtsa.edu/

58%

Acceptance

344

Students

#185

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

F

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood

Keyport, NJ | https://yeshivagedolahcliffwood.com/

82%

Acceptance

116

Students

#4872

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshivath Viznitz

Monsey, NY | https://yeshivathviznitz.com/

87%

Acceptance

837

Students

#1816

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Merkaz Bnos-Business School

Brooklyn, NY | www.mbs-career.org/

88%

Acceptance

184

Students

#4488

Ranking

$0

Tuition

F

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshivas Novominsk

Brooklyn, NY | https://yeshivasnovominsk.com/

87%

Acceptance

172

Students

#5253

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Seminary Bnos Chaim

Lakewood, NJ | www.seminarybnoschaim.com/

70%

Acceptance

204

Students

#5105

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

F

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Bnos Zion Of Bobov Seminary

Brooklyn, NY | https://www.bnoszionbobov.com/

84%

Acceptance

142

Students

#5157

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid

Far Rockaway, NY | www.heichaldovid.org/

67%

Acceptance

164

Students

#4021

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA | www.meterware.com/typ/Talmudical_Yeshiva_of_Philadelphia/NetPriceCalculator/

85%

Acceptance

134

Students

#4452

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

C−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Ner Israel Rabbinical College

Baltimore, MD | https://nirc.edu/

81%

Acceptance

541

Students

#1612

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

F

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

Los Angeles, CA | www.yoec.edu/

73%

Acceptance

231

Students

#4328

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshivas Maharit D'Satmar

Monroe, NY | yeshivasmaharit.com/

0%

Acceptance

114

Students

#5204

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah

Lakewood, NJ | https://yeshivagedolahkerenhatorah.com/

95%

Acceptance

159

Students

#5358

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Be'er Yaakov Talmudic Seminary

Spring Valley, NY | byts.edu/

0%

Acceptance

640

Students

#2762

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel

Brooklyn, NY | https://ohr-sy.com/

0%

Acceptance

222

Students

#5511

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion

Brooklyn, NY | rabbinicalcollegeboboveryeshiva.edu/

0%

Acceptance

405

Students

#2407

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva of Machzikai Hadas

Brooklyn, NY | https://yeshivaofmachzikaihadas.com/

78%

Acceptance

544

Students

#2365

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical College

Mount Kisco, NY | yeshivaofnitra.org/

0%

Acceptance

226

Students

#5601

Ranking

$13K

Tuition

F

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Yeshiva Karlin Stolin

Brooklyn, NY | https://yeshivakarlinstolin.org/

0%

Acceptance

130

Students

#5604

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Rabbinical College Ohr Yisroel

Brooklyn, NY | www.rabbinicalcollegeohryisroel.com/

0%

Acceptance

124

Students

#5494

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary

Ossining, NY | kehilathyakov.com/

0%

Acceptance

161

Students

#5533

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

United Talmudical Seminary

Brooklyn, NY | utsny.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,865

Students

#3176

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

D

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Uta Mesivta of Kiryas Joel

Monroe, NY | utam.edu/

0%

Acceptance

2,027

Students

#1920

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Jewish Studies

Rabbinical Seminary of America

Flushing, NY | www.rabbinical.org/

98%

Acceptance

475

Students

#3683

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

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