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Top 60 Jewish Schools

2021 Hillel College Guide coverBelow are the lists of the 2021 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population, as published in the Hillel College Guide Magazine and on Hillel's College Guide web page. See all of our Top 60 Lists from prior years.

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Top 60 Public Universities by Jewish Population

 1.   University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

 2.   Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ)

 3.   University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

 4.   University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD)

 5.   University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

 6.   University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI)

 7.   CUNY, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY)

 8.   Queens College (Flushing, NY)

 9.   Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

10.  Pennsylvania State University, University Park (University Park, PA)

11.  Binghamton University (Vestal, NY)

12.  McGill University (Montreal, QC)

13.  California State University, Northridge (Northridge, CA)

14.  Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

15.  Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

16.  Florida International University (Miami, FL)

17.  York University (Toronto, ON) 

18.  Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)

19.  Western University (London, ON)

20.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

21.  University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

22.  University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

23.  Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

24.  University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX)

25.  University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)

26.  University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)

27.  University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

28.  University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

29.  University of Delaware (Newark, DE) 

30.  Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY)

31.  University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)

32.  Towson University (Towson, MD)

33.  Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills (Woodland Hills, CA)

34.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)

35.  Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

36.  University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)

37.  Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)

38.  Temple University, Main and Ambler (Philadelphia, PA)

39.  University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

40.  University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

41.  University at Albany (Albany, NY)

42.  CUNY, Baruch College (New York, NY)

43.  University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

44.  Queen's University (Kingston, ON)

45.  University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

46.  University of Toronto, St. George (Toronto, ON)

47.  Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)

48.  University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

49.  Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

50.  CUNY, Hunter College (New York, NY)

51.  University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

52.  CUNY, College of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)

53.  University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

54.  Stony Brook University  (Stony Brook, NY)

55.  James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

56.  California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)

57.  University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)

58.  Concordia University, Sir George and Loyola Campus (Montreal, QC)

59.  University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

60.  University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON)

Top 60 Private Universities by Jewish Population

 1.   Boston University (Boston, MA)

 2.   New York University (New York, NY)

 3.   Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)

 4.   George Washington University (Washington, DC)

 5.   Touro College (New York, NY)

 6.   Yeshiva University (New York, NY)

 7.   Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

 8.   Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

 9.   University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

10.  University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

11.  Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

12.  University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

13.  American University (Washington, DC)

14.  Columbia University (New York, NY)

15.  Brown University (Providence, RI)

16.  Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

17.  Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

18.  Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)

19.  Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

20.  Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

21.  Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)

22.  Tufts University (Medford, MA)

23.  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

24.  Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

25.  Barnard College (New York, NY)

26.  Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)

27.  Yale University (New Haven, CT)

28.  Elon University (Elon, NC)

29.  University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

30.  Duke University (Durham, NC)

31.  Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)

32.  Claremont Colleges (Claremont, CA)

33.  Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

34.  University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

35.  Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)

36.  University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)

37.  Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

38.  Clark University (Worcester, MA)

39.  Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)

40.  Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

41.  Chapman University (Orange, CA)

42.  DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

43.  Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)

44.  Pace University (New York, NY)

45.  The New School (New York, NY)

46.  University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)

47.  Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)

48.  Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

49.  University of Denver (Denver, CO)

50.  Georgetown University (Washington, DC)

51.  Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

52.  Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

53.  Emerson College (Boston, MA)

54.  Bentley University (Waltham, MA)

55.  Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

56.  Fordham University (New York, NY)

57.  Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)

58.  Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)

59.  Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

60.  Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)

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: 2,710 Jewish students, 100% 

 2.   Jewish Theological Seminary of America: 147 Jewish students, 100%

 3.   Touro College: 2,909 Jewish students, 51%

 4.   Tulane University: 3,214 Jewish students, 42%

 5.   Brandeis University: 1,300 Jewish students, 35%

 6.   Barnard College: 850 Jewish students, 32%

 7.   Sarah Lawrence College: 450 Jewish students, 31%

 8.   Long Island University , Brooklyn Campus: 1,200 Jewish students, 30%

 9.   CUNY, Brooklyn College: 4,000 Jewish students, 27%

10.  Binghamton University: 3,700 Jewish students, 26%

11.  Clark University: 578 Jewish students, 25%

12.  Muhlenberg College: 550 Jewish students, 24%

13.  George Washington University: 3,000 Jewish students, 24%

14.  Queens College: 4,000 Jewish students, 24%

15.  Oberlin College; 650 Jewish students, 23%

16.  Washington University in St. Louis: 1,750 Jewish students, 22%

17.  Boston University: 4,000 Jewish students, 22%

18.  University of Vermont: 2,500 Jewish students, 22%

19.  Goucher College: 300 Jewish students, 21%

20.  University of Maryland, College Park: 5,800 Jewish students, 19%

21.  Brown University: 1,350 Jewish students, 19%

22.  Skidmore College: 500 Jewish students, 19%

23.  American University: 1,600 Jewish students, 19%

24.  Mitchell College: 120 Jewish students, 19%

25.  University of Florida: 6,500 Jewish students, 18%

26.  Rutgers University, New Brunswick: 6,400 Jewish students, 18%

27.  University of Miami: 2,000 Jewish students, 18%

28.  University of Pennsylvania: 1,750 Jewish students, 17%

29.  Ithaca College: 1,000 Jewish students, 17%

30.  Columbia University: 1,500 Jewish students, 17%

31.  Tufts University: 1,050 Jewish students, 18%

32.  Emory University: 1,200 Jewish students, 17%

33.  Cornell University: 2,500 Jewish students, 17%

34.  Vassar College: 400 Jewish students, 16%

35.  Syracuse University: 2,500 Jewish students, 16%

36.  University of Michigan: 5,000 Jewish students, 16%

37.  Kenyon College: 275 Jewish students, 16%

38.  Vanderbilt University: 1,000 Jewish students, 15%

39.  Lehigh University: 750 Jewish students, 14%

40.  Northwestern University: 1,200 Jewish students, 14%

41.  SUNY Rockland Community College: 1,000 Jewish students, 14% 

42.  Queensborough Community College: 2,000 Jewish students, 14%

43.  Union College: 300 Jewish students, 14%

44.  University of Hartford: 650 Jewish students, 14%

45.  SUNY College at New Paltz: 900 Jewish students, 13%

46.  Purchase College, SUNY: 539 Jewish students, 13%

47.  Yale University: 800 Jewish students, 13%

48.  Hofstra University: 850 Jewish students, 13%

49.  New York University: 3,500 Jewish students, 13%

50.  McGill University: 3,500 Jewish students, 13%

51.  Dickinson College: 276 Jewish students, 13%

52.  Scripps College: 140 Jewish students, 13%

53.  Elon University: 800 students, 13%

54.  University of Wisconsin, Madison: 4,200 Jewish students, 13%

55.  University of California, Santa Barbara: 2,850 Jewish students, 12%

56.  Indiana University: 4,000 Jewish students, 12%

57.  University of Delaware: 2,250 Jewish students, 12%

58.  Western University: 3,000 Jewish students, 12%

59.  University of Chicago: 800 Jewish students, 12%

60.  Duke University: 789 Jewish students, 12%