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New York, New York

Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46.8%
Admission Difficulty for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
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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 47% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 65 out of 139 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 exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Jewish Theological Seminary of America typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Jewish Theological Seminary of America SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1340-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
32%
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1520
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 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 32 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >60%
1430 to 1520 Avg + 47%-60%
1340 to 1430 Avg - 34%-47%
1250 to 1340 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 1250 Low <23%
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
71%
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Jewish Theological Seminary of America
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

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 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >60%
32 to 34 Avg + 47%-60%
30 to 32 Avg - 34%-47%
28 to 30 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 28 Low <23%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Jewish Theological Seminary of America will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Jewish Theological Seminary of America admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 79 60 139
Accepted 37 28 65
Acceptance Rate 47% 47% 47%
Enrolled 16 15 31
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 54% 48%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

47% of those who apply are granted admission to Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Admission competition is low and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1340 and 1520. 32% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.