List College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Jewish Theological Seminary
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List College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 52%, List College (a part of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America) is a somewhat selective school. Students interested in List can apply using the Common Application, which can be submitted online. Other required materials include a personal essay, scores from the SAT or ACT, letters of recommendation, and high school transcripts. For complete application instructions and important deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website.

Students are encouraged to visit the campus; contact the admissions office for more information about getting a tour and seeing if List College would be a good fit.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • List College Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

List College Description:

The Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies (List College) is the undergraduate school of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America located in New York City. It is closely affiliated with Columbia University, and almost all List College students are enrolled in a dual-degree program with either Columbia or Barnard College. The college has a 4 to 1 student faculty ratio and offers 11 bachelor of arts degree programs within the field of Jewish studies, such as ancient Judaism, Jewish history and Jewish gender and women’s studies, with the option to construct an individual interdisciplinary major.

Most students choose to pursue a second bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree at Columbia or Barnard. Outside of academics, students are active on and off campus, participating in a variety of social, leadership and service activities at List as well as over 500 student clubs and organizations offered by Columbia and Barnard.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 371 (157 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $52,660
  • Books: $500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,460
  • Other Expenses: $4,500
  • Total Cost: $72,120

List College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 54%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 28%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,471
    • Loans: $6,523

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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