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THE 40 WORST COLLEGES FOR JEWISH STUDENTS, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus

13%

26. New York University

New York City, New York

New York University boasts a large and diverse array of Jewish student clubs, offers excellent kosher dining options, and is located within walking distance to dozens of synagogues. Nonetheless, its students were greeted at the beginning of the school year with a "Disorientation Guide" that endorsed BDS, equated Zionism with racism, and called on NYU to end its study abroad program in Tel Aviv. The school also employs over 40 faculty members who have publicly embraced boycotts of Israel and hosts several anti-Zionist student groups — including JVP, which earned official club status in October. A month later, JVP released a letter signed by over 20 student clubs, among them NYU College Democrats, denouncing a trip to Israel organized by the school’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Then, this April, the group helped organize a boycott of NYU’s pro-Israel clubs, Realize Israel and TorchPAC. More than 50 NYU groups committed to the boycott, which also targets off-campus organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish civil rights organization. When the school's president expressed his opposition to BDS and support of academic freedom at a subsequent town hall, his comments were reportedly met with hisses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)

Jewish Population on Campus

13%

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