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American Jewish University



American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel-Air, CA 90077


American Jewish University was founded in 2007 when the University of Judaism merged with Brandeis-Bardin Institute to form one of the largest Jewish institutions in the country. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the American Jewish University is committed to developing leadership within and beyond the Jewish community, but students from all religious backgrounds are welcome.

All students at American Jewish University complete the Lee Program in Jewish and Western Civilizations, a core curriculum designed to provide the framework for education. Through the School of Arts and Sciences, students can pursue an undergraduate degree in nearly a dozen majors including bioethics, journalism, and public policy. At the graduate level, students can pursue a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in Education. Students can enrich their education through study abroad programs in Israel through American Jewish University in Israel (AJUI) and Hebrew University. In addition, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies is located on the AJU campus.

American Jewish University has campuses in Bel Air and Brandeis, with residence halls overlooking the San Fernando Valley. Students can participate in a variety of campus organizations, including academic groups, advocacy, student media, and a sports club.

Quick Facts:

  • The student-to-faculty ratio at American Jewish University is about 7-to-1, and the average class size is approximately 6-10 students.

  • American Jewish University offers a placement rate of more than 95 percent at graduate and professional schools.

  • More than 80 percent of American Jewish University students receive some form of financial aid.

  • The Ostrow Library boasts more than 100,000 volumes, including the Maslan Bible Collection and the Milken Liberal Arts Collection.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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