Rabbinical Seminary Of America

Rabbinical Seminary Of America

Rabbinical Seminary of America is a private, non-profit institute in Flushing, New York that was established in 1933. Since its foundation, it has provided outstanding education and training to help students serve in leadership positions for communities in the New York region and beyond. Rabbinical Seminary of America offers bachelor's and master's degrees in theology/ theological studies. The courses include historical theology, dogmatics, doctrinal studies, and apologetics. It also grants degrees at the doctorate level.

Students attending Rabbinical Seminary of America can apply for financial aid in the form of federal grants. In addition, institutional grants and scholarships are available. The seminary also offers academic and career counseling services and library facilities for all its students.

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Rabbinical Seminary of America
76-01 147th St
Flushing , NY 11367
General Phone: (718) 268-4700

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Rabbinical Seminary of America Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy78theology, rabinnical studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree351
Postbaccalaureate certificate261
Master's degree21
Post-master's certificate01
Doctor's degree01
First-professional degree151

Rabbinical Seminary of America Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rabbinical Seminary of America had a total enrollment of 516 students (561 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 39%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 24%
20-21 16%
22-24 23%
25-29 28%
30-34 5%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%

Rabbinical Seminary of America Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Rabbinical Seminary of America Room and Board (2007)

Rabbinical Seminary of America offers campus housing for 208 of its 561 (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 offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Rabbinical Seminary of America Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,000
Room and board $ 5,000
Books and supplies $ 300
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Rabbinical Seminary of America participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 397800)

Rabbinical Seminary of America Faculty

Rabbinical Seminary of America has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$35,6690*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$16,9660*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$25,8510*

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

Rabbinical Seminary of America Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Rabbinical Studies (MHL/Rav)
Theology/Theological Studies

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