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2017 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Population

by Hillel News |Mar 15, 2018|Comments

Applying to colleges isn't easier, but we're here to help you narrow down your choices. Below are the lists of the 2015 top schools Jews choose, as published in the Hillel College Guide Magazine and on Hillel’s College Guide web page. 

Top 60 Public Universities by Jewish Population 
  1. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  2. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  3. University of Central Florida (Oviedo, FL)
  4. University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  5. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  6. University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  7. CUNY, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)
  8. Queens College (Flushing, NY)
  9. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
  10. Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
  11. Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
  12. University at Albany (Albany, NY)
  13. California State University (Northridge, CA)
  14. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
  15. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
  16. Florida International University (North Miami Beach, FL)
  17. York University (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  18. Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  19. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  20. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  21. University of California, Santa Barbara (Isla Vista, CA)
  22. Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  23. University of Texas (Austin, TX)
  24. McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada)
  25. University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  26. University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  27. University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
  28. University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  29. Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
  30. University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  31. University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  32. Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY)
  33. Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
  34. University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  35. Towson University (Towson, MD)
  36. University at Buffalo (Amherst, NY)
  37. Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills (Northridge, CA)
  38. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  39. Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
  40. San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
  41. University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
  42. University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  43. Temple University, Main and Ambler (Philadelphia, PA)
  44. University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  45. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  46. Queen's University (Kingston, ON, Canada)
  47. CUNY, Hunter College (New York, NY)
  48. University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
  49. University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  50. University of Toronto, St. George (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  51. Broward College (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  52. University of Guelph (Guelph, ON, Canada)
  53. James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
  54. University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada)
  55. University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  56. CUNY, College of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)
  57. Miami University (Oxford, OH)
  58. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  59. SUNY College at Oswego (Oswego, NY)
  60. Ryerson University (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Top 60 Private Universities by Jewish Population 
  1. Boston University (Boston, MA)
  2. New York University (New York, NY)
  3. George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  4. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  5. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  6. Yeshiva University (New York, NY)
  7. Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
  8. University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
  9. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  10. Washington University (St. Louis, MO)
  11. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  12. Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
  13. American University (Washington, DC)
  14. University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)
  15. Columbia University (New York, NY)
  16. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  17. Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  18. Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  19. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  20. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  21. Brown University (Providence, RI)
  22. University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  23. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  24. Barnard College (New York, NY)
  25. Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)
  26. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  27. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  28. Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
  29. Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  30. Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  31. Duke University (Durham, NC)
  32. Claremont Colleges (Claremont, CA)
  33. Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)
  34. Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  35. Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)
  36. Elon University (Elon, NC)
  37. Nova Southeastern University (Boca Raton, FL)
  38. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  39. Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  40. Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  41. Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  42. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  43. Pace University (New York, NY)
  44. Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  45. Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)
  46. Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  47. Chapman University (Irvine, CA)
  48. Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  49. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)
  50. Clark University (Worcester, MA)
  51. Bentley University (Waltham, MA)
  52. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  53. University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
  54. Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  55. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  56. Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
  57. Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
  58. Stetson University (Deland, FL)
  59. Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)
  60. DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
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: 2,714 Jewish students, 100%
  2. Jewish Theological Seminary of America: 158 Jewish students, 100%
  3. American Jewish University: 150 Jewish students, 100%
  4. Brandeis University: 1,600 Jewish students, 44%
  5. Tulane University: 2,815 Jewish students, 41%
  6. Barnard College: 850 Jewish students, 33%
  7. Goucher College: 450 Jewish students, 31%
  8. University of Hartford: 1,500 Jewish students, 29%
  9. Boston University: 5,000 Jewish students, 28%
  10. Sarah Lawrence College: 400 Jewish students, 28%
  11. CUNY, Brooklyn College: 4,000 Jewish students, 28%
  12. Binghamton University: 3,700 Jewish students, 27%
  13. University at Albany: 3,500 Jewish students, 27%
  14. George Washington University: 3,000 Jewish students, 26%
  15. Oberlin College: 750 Jewish students, 26%
  16. Muhlenberg College: 613 Jewish students, 25%
  17. Queens College: 4,000 Jewish students, 25%
  18. Columbia University: 1,500 Jewish students, 24%
  19. Haverford College: 300 Jewish students, 24%
  20. Washington University: 1,750 Jewish students, 23%
  21. Hampshire College: 325 Jewish students, 23%
  22. Tufts University: 1,200 Jewish students, 22%
  23. Vassar College: 500 Jewish students, 21%
  24. Cornell University: 3,000 Jewish students, 21%
  25. University of Maryland: 5,800 Jewish students, 20%
  26. American University: 1,600 Jewish students, 20%
  27. Emory University: 1,300 Jewish students, 19%
  28. University of Florida: 6,500 Jewish students, 19%
  29. Skidmore College: 500 Jewish students, 19%
  30. University of Miami: 2,000 Jewish students, 18%
  31. University of Vermont: 2,000 Jewish students, 18%
  32. Mitchell College: 120 Jewish students, 18%
  33. Rutgers University: 6,400 Jewish students, 18%
  34. Clark University: 400 Jewish students, 17%
  35. University of Pennsylvania: 1,750 Jewish students, 17%
  36. Syracuse University: 2,500 Jewish students, 16%
  37. Kenyon College: 275 Jewish students, 16%
  38. Lehigh University: 800 Jewish students, 16%
  39. Northwestern University: 1,300 Jewish students, 16%
  40. University of Michigan: 4,500 Jewish students, 16%
  41. Vanderbilt University: 1,050 Jewish students, 15%
  42. SUNY College at Oswego: 1,050 Jewish students, 15%
  43. Yale University: 800 Jewish students, 15%
  44. Queen's University: 1,500 Jewish students, 14%
  45. Bryn Mawr College: 200 Jewish students, 14%
  46. Brown University: 1,000 Jewish students, 14%
  47. University of Rochester: 900 Jewish students, 14%
  48. University of Chicago: 825 Jewish students, 14%
  49. Union College: 300 Jewish students, 14%
  50. New York University: 3,500 Jewish students, 13%
  51. Nova Southeastern University: 574 Jewish students, 13%
  52. Western University: 300 Jewish students, 13%
  53. Franklin & Marshall College: 300 Jewish students, 13%
  54. University of Wisconsin: 4,200 Jewish students, 13%
  55. University of California, Santa Barbara: 2,850 Jewish students, 13%
  56. Queensborough Community College: 2,000 Jewish students, 13%
  57. Hofstra University: 850 Jewish students, 12%
  58. University of Delaware: 2,250 Jewish students, 12%
  59. Case Western Reserve University: 630 Jewish students, 12%
  60. Harvard University: 803 Jewish students, 12%

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