American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) was founded in 1947. It is a university of research in Judaica and the related humanities. The College of Arts and Sciences (formerly Lee College) is its undergraduate division. Its 28-acre campus is located in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles.

Website: www.aju.edu/

Private
Co-ed
112
Undergraduate
Students
(50.0%) 56 Women
(50.0%) 56 Men
117
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 41 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.11
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$29,592
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
8
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Bel Air Population
34,622
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.0% White
55.6% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended May 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
15600 Mulholland Drive
City, State, Zip
Bel Air, CA 90077-1599
Phone
(310) 476-9777 x247
Fax
(310) 471-3657
E-mail
admissions@aju.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 41 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 22 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 19 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
20 (80%) of 25 admitted students enrolled
Women
7 (50%) of 14 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.11
3.75 and Above
 
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
33%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 33%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002741
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
15 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
15 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$29,592
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6 (40.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,875
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6 (40.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (20.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
69 (89.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
69 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
69 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$29,592
Need-Based Gift
Received by 42 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,223
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 42 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 69 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (10.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,600

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, education
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
8
Part-Time Faculty
30
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
18%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 100% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
38
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Jewish Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Social Work
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bel Air Population
34,622
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
28 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
66%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
wellness club, political science club, israel club, comedy club, lgbt alliance
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
112
Women
56 (50.0%)
Men
56 (50.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
108
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.0% White
55.6% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
117

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 30%
Law 10%
Theology 10%
Medicine 10%
Education 10%

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