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Jewish Theological Seminary Of America

Jewish Theological Seminary Of America

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, JTS, was founded by two rabbis, Dr. H. Pereira Mendes and Dr. Sabato Morais, in 1886. The campus is located in New York, New York. JTS, which is the spiritual and academic center of Conservative Judaism, offers both undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Courses are provided through the following academic divisions:

  • Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies
  • H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music
  • The Graduate School
  • The Rabbinical School
  • William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education

Each of the divisions of Jewish Theological Seminary of America have student governing bodies like the Cantorial School Student Organization, Davidson Student Organization, Graduate Student Organization, List College Student Council, and Rabbinical School Student Organization. JTS also supports religious organizations like the Women's League Seminary Synagogue. In addition, the seminary celebrates various religious events including Shabbat, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashanah.

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Contacting Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Jewish Theological Seminary of America
3080 Broadway
New York , NY 10027-4649
General Phone: (212) 678-8000
http://www.jtsa.edu

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy123Jewish studies, religious education, religious music, rabinnical studies

Number of programs and degrees for Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree321
Master's degree633
Doctor's degree42
First-professional degree241

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Student Body

In 2007-2008, Jewish Theological Seminary of America had a total enrollment of 556 students (293 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 31%
Graduate 38%
First Professional 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 13%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 23%
30-34 10%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 8%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
New Jersey13%
California13%
Connecticut11%
Massachusetts11%
Pennsylvania8%
New York8%
Florida5%
Maryland5%
(International Students)5%
Illinois5%
Michigan3%
Virginia3%
Texas3%
Maine3%
Ohio3%
Georgia3%

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Room and Board (2007)

Jewish Theological Seminary of America offers campus housing for 299 of its 293 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1247460%4662%
Men472962%2069%
Women774558%2658%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal620720
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing650750
ACT Verbal2934
ACT Math2730
ACT Composite2732

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArecommended
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,000
Room and board $ 11,700
Room charge $ 9,200
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 4,000

Financial Aid:
Jewish Theological Seminary of America participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 274000)

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Faculty

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured236
Non-tenured, but on tenure track45
Non-tenured and not on tenure track139

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year19$124,0223$102,532
Associate professorcalendar year5$82,7854$94,007
Assistant professorcalendar year12$75,31610$76,003
Lecturercalendar year4$69,8513$80,470
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year40$98,83822$81,030

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

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Rabbinical Studies (MHL/Rav)
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music

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