The Jewish Theological Seminary: Narrative Description

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Independent Jewish, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (double bachelor's degree with Barnard College, Columbia University, joint bachelor's degree with Columbia University). Founded 1886. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $80 million. Total enrollment: 669. Faculty: 124 (62 full-time, 62 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 120 applied, 68% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 4% Hispanic, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barnard College, Columbia University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Tuition: $11,340 full-time, $600 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time, $225 per term part-time. College room only: $7706. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary with 380,000 books, 720 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Columbia University.

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