American Jewish University

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The American Jewish University (AJU), a jewish, non-denominational university, was first established as two separate education institutions, the Brandeis-Bardin Institute and University of Judaism. These two institutions were later merged to form the American Jewish University. The American Jewish University is located in Los Angeles, California.

With over 12,000 annually enrolled students, the Whizin Center for Continuing Education is the largest academic arm of the American Jewish University. The Whizin Center offers a large variety of non-degree, non-credit granting courses as well as a popular speaker series, featuring well-known figures such as Colin Powell, Tony Blair, and other diplomats and political leaders.

AJU offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects including Bioethics (pre-med), Communication, Business, Political Science, Arts & Advocacy, Psychology and Jewish Studies. Graduate level degrees and programs are offered through the David L. Lieber Graduate School, Fingerhut School of Education, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. AJU is also home to the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and the Center for Israel Studies (CIS), two university sponsored “think tanks”.

General Information

15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077-1519

General Phone:(310) 476-9777
Website URL:www.ajula.edu
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:BA/BS degrees
Master’s degree
Campus setting:City: Large
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:241 (97 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:3 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $21,300 $22,352 $22,352 $24,542 +9.80%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,566 $1,638 +4.60%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,890 $11,416 $11,416 $14,792 +29.57%
Other $3,000 $3,235 $3,235 $3,042 -5.97%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $36,576 $38,569 $38,569 $44,014 +14.12%
In-state Off Campus $22,686 $23,918 $23,918 $26,180 +9.46%
In-state with Family $22,686 $23,918 $23,918 $26,180 +9.46%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $23,568
In-state Student Fees $982
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $23,568
Out-of-state Student Fees $982

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 14 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 14 100% $146,521 $10,466
• Federal grants 5 36% $22,695 $4,539
• Pell grants 5 36% $17,565 $3,513
• Other federal grants 5 36% $5,130 $1,026
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1 7% $1,551 $1,551
Institutional scholarships or grants 8 57% $122,275 $15,284
Student loan financial aid 6 43% $35,000 $5,833
• Federal student loans 6 43% $35,000 $5,833
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS Master Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 28 27
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 9 9
Education 11
Education, Other 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
Comparative Literature 8
Human Services, General 2
Public Policy Analysis, General 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Psychology 3
Psychology, General 3
Social Sciences 2
International Relations and Affairs 2
Political Science and Government, General
Theology and Religious Vocations 7
Rabbinical Studies 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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