American Jewish University 1

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15600 Mulholland Drive

Bel-Air, CA 90077

Phone: (310) 476-9777
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
May 31
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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American Jewish University is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 22 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. American Jewish University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 167. Its tuition and fees are $28,496 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

You are more than a test score. You are more than a number. You are more...and all of us at AJU know it! At AJU, you will embark upon a journey that will take you beyond the typical college experience. You will be given unparalleled opportunities to blossom into inspired and accomplished individuals. You will receive the kind of close, customized attention that is rare in most universities. You will grow into the person that you have always aspired to be, all within a contemporary, community-oriented Jewish environment.

What is more, AJU is not a religious institution, it is a Jewish one! We believe in learning as an intellectual and inspirational endeavor, one that can and should be pursued by individuals from all walks of life. 95% of our student population is Jewish, and our students come from a variety of backgrounds - Reform, Conservative, Modern Orthodox, Secular, etc. At the end of the day, what all of our students share is this: they connect with the warm, unique, caring environment at AJU. Our Jewish roots ground us; our openness defines us.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1947
Religious affiliation Jewish
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to American Jewish University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 31. The application fee at American Jewish University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 94.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 94.9% 4
Application deadline May 31
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 31

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.3 percent.

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Student Life

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Campus Info & Services

American Jewish University offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. American Jewish University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at American Jewish University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At American Jewish University, 90.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,000.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $28,496 (2013-14)
Room and board $14,082 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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