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New York, New York

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.7%
Admission Difficulty for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #47 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 59 out of 112 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 8 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a prized outcome for many students.

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Jewish Theological Seminary of America SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1380-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1430

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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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1330. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >66%
1430 to 1480 Avg + 53%-66%
1380 to 1430 Avg - 40%-53%
1330 to 1380 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1330 Low <28%
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

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 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >70%
30 to 32 Avg + 53%-70%
29 to 30 Avg - 44%-53%
28 to 29 Reach 36%-44%
Less than 28 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 61 51 112
Accepted 33 26 59
Acceptance Rate 54% 51% 53%
Enrolled 22 16 38
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 67% 62% 64%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
145

Applicants have 145 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Jewish Theological Seminary of America before the Feb 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Jewish Theological Seminary of America and what considerations affect 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.