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2014 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population

by Hillel News | Sep 4, 2014 |

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Choosing a college is about finding the place that is right for you. The best place to start is by deciding which factors are most important to you.

Below is the list of the 2014 top schools that Jews choose by population and percentage of Jewish students for large and small schools, and both public and private colleges and universities in North America. These top school lists are collaboratively published in Reform Judaism Magazine’s Annual RJ Insider’s Guide to College Life, in partnership with Hillel International. Also, don’t miss “The Top 7 Hillels You Haven’t Heard Of,” a special feature in this edition of the Magazine.

Learn more about these schools and many others in Hillel’s College Guide. The Guide offers information on hundreds of large and small colleges and universities around the world. It features information on Jewish populations, Jewish studies, fun clubs and initiatives, kosher dining options, religious life, and more. Once you have narrowed down your college choices, contact the local Hillel professional on campus and ask to be put in touch with a current Jewish student. Begin your search here.

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

Top 30 Public Universities by Jewish Population

  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, MD)
  5. Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
  6. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  7. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  8. Queens College (Flushing, NY)
  9. University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  10. University of Texas (Austin, TX)
  11. California State University (Northridge, CA)
  12. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  13. University at Albany (Albany, NY)
  14. McGill University (Montreal, QC)
  15. CUNY, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)
  16. Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
  17. Florida International University (Ventura, FL)
  18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  19. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  20. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  21. Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  22. York University (Toronto, ON)
  23. University of Western Ontario (London, ON)
  24. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  25. University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
  26. University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  27. University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  28. University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  29. University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
  30. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)

Top 25 Schools by Percentage of Jewish Students
The following are the top 25 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: 1750 Jewish Students, 50%
  5. Muhlenberg College: 750 Jewish Students, 35%
  6. University of Hartford: 1,500 Jewish Students, 33%
  7. Barnard College: 770 Jewish Students, 33%
  8. Sarah Lawrence College: 400 Jewish Students, 33%
  9. Tulane University: 2250 Jewish Students, 32%
  10. Columbia University: 3,000 Jewish Students, 30%
  11. Emory University: 2,100 Jewish Students, 30%
  12. Goucher College: 450 Jewish Students, 30%
  13. George Washington University: 3,000 Jewish Students, 29%
  14. Oberlin College: 850 Jewish Students, 29%
  15. New York University: 6,000 Jewish Students, 28%
  16. Boston University: 4,500 Jewish Students, 28%
  17. Yale University: 1,500 Jewish Students, 27%
  18. CUNY, Brooklyn College: 3,500 Jewish Students, 27%
  19. University at Albany: 3,500 Jewish Students, 27%
  20. Queens College: 4,012 Jewish Students, 26%
  21. University of Pennsylvania: 2,500 Jewish Students, 25%
  22. Harvard University: 1,675 Jewish Students, 25%
  23. Washington University: 1,500 Jewish Students, 25%
  24. Tufts University: 1,250 Jewish Students, 25%
  25. Wesleyan University: 680 Jewish Students, 25%

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