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2015 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population

by Hillel News |Jun 24, 2015|Comments

College Guide Full Cover Blog Post.Whether you choose a college or university far away or stay close to home, the decision process is rarely easy. As you embark on the exciting but sometimes daunting journey, the best place to start is by deciding which factors are most important to you.

Below are the lists of the 2015 top schools Jews choose, as published in the Hillel College Guide Magazine. You’ll find the lists of the Top 60 Public Universities by Jewish Population, Top 60 Private Universities by Jewish Population and the Top 60 Schools Jews Choose – a breakdown by percentage.

For more information on the schools listed below, visit Hillel’s College Guide, and be sure to read the Hillel College Guide Magazine to help find the school that’s perfect for you. Once you have narrowed down your college choices, contact the local Hillel professionals on campus and ask to be put in touch with a current Jewish student.

Top 60 Public Universities by Jewish Population
  1. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  2. University of Central Florida (Oviedo, FL)
  3. University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  4. Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
  5. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  6. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  7. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  8. University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  9. CUNY, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)
  10. Queens College (Flushing, NY)
  11. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  12. Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
  13. California State University (Northridge, CA)
  14. Florida International University (North Miami Beach, FL)
  15. McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
  16. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  17. University at Albany (Albany, NY)
  18. University of Texas (Austin, TX)
  19. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  20. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  21. Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  22. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  23. University of Western Ontario (London, ON, Canada)
  24. York University (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  25. University of California, Santa Barbara (Isla Vista, CA)
  26. McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada)
  27. University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  28. University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
  29. University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  30. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  31. Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
  32. Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
  33. Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills (Northridge, CA)
  34. Towson University (Towson, MD)
  35. Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY)
  36. University at Buffalo (Amherst, NY)
  37. University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  38. University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  39. University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  40. University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  41. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  42. University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  43. Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
  44. Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys (Northridge, CA)
  45. Temple University, Main and Ambler (Philadelphia, PA)
  46. Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
  47. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  48. CUNY, Baruch College (New York, NY)
  49. University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  50. University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
  51. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  52. CUNY, Hunter College (New York, NY)
  53. Ryerson University (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  54. San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
  55. University of Houston (Houston, TX)
  56. University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  57. University of Toronto, St. George (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  58. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  59. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  60. James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
Top 60 Private Universities by Jewish Population 
  1. New York University (New York, NY)
  2. Boston University (Boston, MA)
  3. Yeshiva University (New York, NY)
  4. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  5. George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  6. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  7. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  8. Columbia University (New York, NY)
  9. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  10. Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  11. University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  12. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  13. Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  14. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  15. American University (Washington, DC)
  16. University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)
  17. Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
  18. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  19. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  20. Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  21. Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  22. Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
  23. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  24. Barnard College (New York, NY)
  25. Brown University (Providence, RI)
  26. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  27. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  28. University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  29. Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  30. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  31. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  32. Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)
  33. Claremont Colleges (Claremont, CA)
  34. Duke University (Durham, NC)
  35. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  36. Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
  37. DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  38. Full Sail University (Oviedo, FL)
  39. Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  40. Elon University (Elon, NC)
  41. Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
  42. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  43. Nova Southeastern University (Boca Raton, FL)
  44. Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  45. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  46. Pace University (New York, NY)
  47. Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  48. University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
  49. Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  50. Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  51. Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)
  52. Bentley University (Waltham, MA)
  53. Clark University (Worcester, MA)
  54. Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA)
  55. Chapman University (Irvine, CA)
  56. Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  57. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  58. Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)
  59. Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
  60. Rice University (Houston, TX)
Top 60 Schools Jews Choose (A breakdown by percentage)
The following are the top 60 schools with the largest percentage of Jewish students to the total undergraduate student population
  1. Yeshiva University: 3,076 Jewish students, 100%
  2. Jewish Theological Seminary of America: 200 Jewish students, 100%
  3. American Jewish University: 110 Jewish students, 100%
  4. Brandeis University: 1,750 Jewish students, 48%
  5. Barnard College: 1,000 Jewish students, 40%
  6. University of Hartford: 1,500 Jewish students, 32%
  7. Muhlenberg College: 750 Jewish students, 31%
  8. Goucher College: 450 Jewish students, 31%
  9. George Washington University: 3,000 Jewish students, 29%
  10. Oberlin College: 850 Jewish students, 29%
  11. CUNY, Brooklyn College: 4,000 Jewish students, 29%
  12. Yale University: 1,500 Jewish students, 28%
  13. New York University: 6,000 Jewish students, 27%
  14. Columbia University: 2,400 Jewish students, 27%
  15. Tulane University: 2,250 Jewish students, 27%
  16. Emory University: 2,100 Jewish students, 27%
  17. Sarah Lawrence College: 350 Jewish students, 27%
  18. Binghamton University: 3,500 Jewish students, 27%
  19. University at Albany: 3,500 Jewish students, 27%
  20. University of Pennsylvania: 2,500 Jewish students, 26%
  21. Queens College: 4,000 Jewish students, 26%
  22. Harvard University: 1,675 Jewish students, 25%
  23. Haverford College: 300 Jewish students, 25%
  24. Tufts University: 1,250 Jewish students, 24%
  25. Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus: 1,200 Jewish students, 24%
  26. Hampshire College: 325 Jewish students, 24%
  27. American University: 1,600 Jewish students, 23%
  28. Wesleyan University: 680 Jewish students, 23%
  29. University of Maryland: 5,800 Jewish students, 22%
  30. Boston University: 3,500 Jewish students, 21%
  31. Cornell University: 3,000 Jewish students, 21%
  32. Vassar College: 500 Jewish students, 21%
  33. Washington University: 1,500 Jewish students, 20%
  34. Hofstra University: 1,350 Jewish students, 20%
  35. Skidmore College: 500 Jewish students, 19%
  36. Rutgers University: 6,400 Jewish students, 19%
  37. University of Miami: 2,000 Jewish students, 18%
  38. University of Vermont: 2,000 Jewish students, 18%
  39. Syracuse University: 2,500 Jewish students, 17%
  40. Lehigh University: 800 Jewish students, 17%
  41. Clark University: 400 Jewish students, 17%
  42. Kenyon College: 275 Jewish students, 17%
  43. Bryn Mawr College: 200 Jewish students, 17%
  44. Union College: 350 Jewish students, 16%
  45. University of Michigan: 4,500 Jewish students, 16%
  46. SUNY College at Oswego: 1,050 Jewish students, 16%
  47. Northwestern University: 1,400 Jewish students, 15%
  48. Vanderbilt University: 1,050 Jewish students, 15%
  49. Brown University: 1,000 Jewish students, 15%
  50. University of Rochester: 900 Jewish students, 15%
  51. Franklin & Marshall College: 370 Jewish students, 15%
  52. Middlebury College: 350 Jewish students, 15%
  53. University of Florida: 5,000 Jewish students, 15%
  54. University of Chicago: 800 Jewish students, 14%
  55. McMaster University: 3,500 Jewish students, 14%
  56. University of California, Santa Barbara: 2,750 Jewish students, 14%
  57. Queensborough Community College: 2,000 Jewish students, 14%
  58. Trinity College: 300 Jewish students, 13%
  59. Amherst College: 225 Jewish students, 13%
  60. University of Wisconsin: 4,200 Jewish students, 13%

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