Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha was founded in 1943 as a Haredi institution by Rabbi Aharon Kotler. It is the largest Talmudical Academy in the United States. It is located in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. The college offers bachelors degrees and masters degrees in Talmudics.

Lakewood Yeshiva has a branch in Israel commonly referred to as Lakewood East, and is headed by Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman, the oldest grandson of Rabbi Aharon Kotler.

Lakewood Yeshiva offers enrollment to more than 4,000 students every year.

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Contacting Beth Medrash Govoha

Beth Medrash Govoha
617 6th St
Lakewood , NJ 08701-2754
General Phone: (732) 367-1060

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Beth Medrash Govoha Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy978theology, Talmudic studies

Number of programs and degrees for Beth Medrash Govoha in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Post-master's certificate2381
Bachelor's degree4191
Master's degree3211

Beth Medrash Govoha Student Body

In 2007-2008, Beth Medrash Govoha had a total enrollment of 5,205 students (5,504 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 26%
25-29 39%
30-34 19%
35-39 7%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Beth Medrash Govoha Room and Board (2007)

Beth Medrash Govoha offers campus housing for 1,256 of its 5,504 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lakewood, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Beth Medrash Govoha Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Beth Medrash Govoha Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Beth Medrash Govoha participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 794700)

Beth Medrash Govoha Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track240

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year15$62,4330*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$32,0960*
Lecturercalendar year4$27,7130*
All faculty totalcalendar year22$51,9830*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Beth Medrash Govoha Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Talmudic Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

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