American Jewish University

Overview of American Jewish University

The main campus of AJU is in Los Angeles, CA (a large city). The school is a Jewish institution. AJU is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

AJU students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching, therapy and counseling.

AJU Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 488 to 686. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 484 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. AJU offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 223 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at AJU live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting AJU

American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles , CA 90077-1519

AJU Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching15education courses
Business and Management13business and related services
Religion and Philosophy12Jewish studies, rabinnical studies
Liberal Arts10comparative literature, liberal arts and humanities, international relations, political science
Science6biological and biomedical sciences
Therapy and Counseling3psychology
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis

Number of programs and degrees for AJU in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree294
Bachelor's degree309

AJU Student Body

In 2007-2008, AJU had a total enrollment of 223 students (194 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 48%
Graduate 52%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 76%
(Foreign Students) 24%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 9%
20-21 16%
22-24 20%
25-29 27%
30-34 12%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%

AJU Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 100 %

AJU Room and Board (2007)

AJU offers campus housing for 113 of its 194 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

AJU Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal488686
SAT Math484610
SAT Writing480600
ACT Verbal1729
ACT Math1727
ACT Composite2028

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

AJU Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,352
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,352
Room and board $ 11,416
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 3,235

Financial Aid:
AJU participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 274100)

AJU Faculty

AJU 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 year4$96,2602*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$80,8846$76,177

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

AJU Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
Comparative Literature
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Rabbinical Studies (MHL/Rav)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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AJU Highlights

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What Sets AJU Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%AJU % of degrees in education and teaching
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%AJU Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%AJU % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 16%AJU Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked Jewish affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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