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Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admission Requirements

New York, New York

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Chances of getting into Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.5%
Admission Difficulty for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 69 out of 116 applicants were admitted making Jewish Theological Seminary of America a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 7 percent. Jewish Theological Seminary of America typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a prized outcome for many students.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1343-1468
Applicants Submitting SAT
32%
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 673
SAT Composite 25th 1343
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 718
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1468
Average SAT Score 1410

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

Jewish Theological Seminary of America typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1343 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1468 and Above Good >71%
1405 to 1468 Avg + 59%-71%
1343 to 1405 Avg - 46%-59%
1281 to 1343 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 1281 Low <33%
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
71%
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

Admission data indicates that Jewish Theological Seminary of America regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >74%
31 to 33 Avg + 59%-74%
30 to 31 Avg - 50%-59%
29 to 30 Reach 41%-50%
Less than 29 Low <41%
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.82*
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Jewish Theological Seminary of America accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.82 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 67 49 116
Accepted 39 30 69
Acceptance Rate 58% 61% 59%
Enrolled 21 17 38
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 57% 55%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jewish Theological Seminary of America and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Jewish Theological Seminary of America
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=192040 IPEDS survey data for Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

FAQs

Does Jewish Theological Seminary of America prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1343 and 1468. 32% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Jewish Theological Seminary of America?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.