NYU, Rutgers Top List of Schools Jews Choose
Twenty-seven percent of New York University’s undergraduate student population is Jewish, and the Manhattan private school was also the top choice for Jewish students nationwide, a survey by Hillel International of the top choices for Jewish students among private and public schools revealed.
At the top of the public schools list was Rutgers University, in New Jersey, where the 6,400 Jewish students made up 19% of the undergraduate population.
Next on the list of public schools was University of Central Florida, making the school’s 6,000 Jewish students 12 percent of the total undergrad population. The University of Maryland (5,800, 22%), Pennsylvania State University (5,000, 12%) and University of Florida, Gainsville (5,000, 15%), rounded out the top five choices among Jewish students in 2014, according to the list.
A full 29% of the undergrad population at CUNY, Brooklyn College, was Jewish.
Among private schools, Boston University was the next most popular choice, after NYU, with 3,500 Jewish students. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 100% of Yeshiva University’s 3,076 undergraduate population was Jewish, though only 20% of its graduate student population belonged to the Jewish faith.
Cornell University (3,000, 21%) and Washington DC’s George Washington University (3,000, 29%) rounded off the top five choices for private schools.
A full 40% of the all-women’s school, Barnard College (also in Manhattan) were Jewish students — 1,000 of 2,500 students.