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2012 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population

by Hillel News |Aug 13, 2012|Comments

Below is the list of colleges and universities with the largest Jewish undergraduate populations as published in Reform Judaism magazine. The top 60 is based on estimated statistics provided by Hillel. Also listed are 20 schools with the largest percentage of Jewish undergraduates.

Visit Hillel's Guide to Jewish Life on Campus for a complete listing of universities around the world. Hillel's Small and Mighty Web site lists schools with under 500 Jewish students.

Private Universities
1. New York University (New York City)
2. Boston University (Boston, MA)
3. Yeshiva University (New York City)
4. Columbia University (New York City)
5. George Washington University (Washington, DC)
6. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
7. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
8. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
9. Tulane University and Newcomb College (New Orleans, LA)
10. Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
11. University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
12. American University (Washington, DC)
13. Harvard University & Radcliffe College (Cambridge, MA)
14. Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
15. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
16. University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
17. Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
18. University of Hartford (Hartford, CT)
19. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
20. Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
21. Brown University (Providence, RI)
22. Tufts University (Medford, MA)
23. Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (New York City)
24. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
25. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
26. University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
27. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
28. Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
29. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
30. University of Denver (Denver, CO)

Public Schools
1. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
2. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
3. University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
4. University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD)
5. Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
6. York University (Toronto, ON)
7. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
8. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
9. Queens College (New York City)
10. University of Wisconsin, Madison
11. University of Texas, Austin
12. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
13. Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
14. McGill University (Montreal, QU)
15. University at Albany (Albany, NY)
16. Brooklyn College (New York City)
17. Florida International University (Ventura, FL)
18. California State University, Northridge (Northridge, CA)
19. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
20. Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
21. University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign (Champaign, IL)
22. University of Toronto, St. George (Toronto, ON)
23. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
24. University of Western Ontario (London, ON)
25. Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
26. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
27. University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
28. University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
29. University of California, Santa Cruz, (Santa Cruz, CA)
30. University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)


Schools by Percentage of Total Undergraduate Population

The following are the top 20 schools with the largest percentage of Jewish students to the total undergraduate student population.

1. JTS List College:200 Jewish Students, 100%
2. Yeshiva University: 3080 Jewish Students, 96%
3. American Jewish University 110 Jewish Students, 92%
4. Brandeis University: 1650 Jewish Students, 49%
5. Muhlenberg College: 750 Jewish Students, 35%
6. Sarah Lawrence College: 400 Jewish Students, 33%
7. Barnard College: 770 Jewish Students, 33%
8. University of Hartford: 1500 Jewish Students, 33%
9. Tulane University: 2250 Jewish Students, 32%
10. Goucher College: 450 Jewish Students, 30%
11. Columbia University, 3000 Jewish Students, 30%
12. Binghamton University:3500 Jewish Students, 30%
13. Emory University: 2100 Jewish Students, 30%
14. George Washington University: 3000 Jewish Students, 29%
15. Oberlin College: 850 Jewish Students, 29%
16. New York University: 6000 Jewish Students, 28%
17. Brooklyn College: 3500 Jewish Students, 27%
18. University at Albany: 3500 Jewish Students, 27%
19. Yale University: 1500 Jewish Students, 27%
20. Queens College: 4012 Jewish Students, 26%


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