Can I attend AJU if I'm not Jewish?
Absolutely! While the majority of our students are Jewish, we appreciate and value differences in observance, lifestyle and thought. Everyone's story and experiences add to the mosaic of our community. We do not require any religious courses, nor a statement of faith from our students.
What programs do you offer?
AJU College offers a Bachelor of Arts in the following majors:
- Bioethics and Natural Sciences
- Individual Major
- Jewish Studies
- Literature, Communication and Media
- Political Science
Qualifying student can also enroll in two dual degree programs:
- BA/MBA in Nonprofit Management
- BA/MAED in Education
Is AJU affordable?
The tuition for one semester is $14,208 (2015-16). AJU awards merit-based and need-based scholarships and loans for up to 100% of Cost of Education. In fact, The Princeton Review placed American Jewish University at the top of their “Financial Aid Honor Roll” list.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded as part of the admissions process to students who demonstrate a deep understanding of their story that brings them to AJU College and a commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and involvement in their respective communities.
Does AJU College offer financial aid?
To apply for state and federal need-based financial aid, submit the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov). AJU's College federal code number is 002741. Your FAFSA results will determine if you are eligible for the California State Grant (CA resident only), federal grant and loan programs, as well as on-campus work-study. The AJU College Tuition and Housing Grants may also be available based on the results of your FAFSA.
Once our Financial Aid office receives your FAFSA, they are happy to work closely with you. If you have any questions regarding the cost of attendance or affordability, please contact the Financial Aid office at (310) 440-1252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any scholarships available?
Merit-based scholarships are awarded as part of the admissions process to students who demonstrate academic excellence as well as leadership and involvement in their respective communities.
These scholarships are available to first year students, transfer students, as well as international students and are separate from need-based awards.
Do I have to live on campus?
Students under the age of 21 are required to live on-campus. On-campus living fosters leadership and engagement within the AJU college community. Our students forge life-long friendships and connections that extend far beyond their time on campus.
Please note the following exemption to the on-campus housing policy:
- Students under the age of 21 who have earned 60 or more college credits and who have reached Junior or Senior status.
- Student who lives with an immediate family member, including a parent, legal guardian, or a grandparent within a 20-mile radius from the University.
- Students who have a fully documented medical condition or disability that makes it unfeasible to live in the residence complex.
Is AJU's undergraduate program accredited?
Yes. AJU's College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the US.
What is the typical length of time to complete a degree?
In order to complete an undergraduate degree at AJU, students are required to complete 120 credits. Full-time students who successfully complete an average of 15 credits per semester should be able to graduate in four years, and, indeed, most of our incoming first-year students do. Some students take longer to graduate because they average less than 15 credits per semester or change their major multiple times. Additionally, some students take longer to graduate because they choose to complete a double major or take a semester leave of absence and/or study abroad (and do not take transferable courses).
Does AJU offer credit for AP Exams?
Of course! A score of 4 or 5 on an AP Exam will earn a student 3 units of elective credit.
Do I have to take placement exams?
We have placement exams in Math, Writing, and Hebrew (if applicable). You will be informed if you are required to take any of these tests, which will be administered during the mandatory orientation.
Do you have any others questions? If so, feel free to contact our admissions team at (310) 440.1247 or email@example.com
AJU's College of Arts and Sciences is open to qualified students without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.