College

Campus Living

The AJU College campus offers a beautiful oasis with modern residence halls, artistic treasures, and views of the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica Mountains. All of our dorms and apartments are located in a safe, peaceful park-like setting adjacent to the main campus.

On-campus living provides an education that extends beyond academics, giving students experiential growth derived from living in community and sharing a space. Community living skills are directly transferable to future work and spousal relationships and provide vital opportunities to strengthen communication skills and to practice conflict resolution.

Our trained Residents Assistants and on-call response team proactively provide students with tools for navigating on-campus interpersonal relationships, and are trained in mediation and first-aid.

Dormitories

Our four residence halls each feature 24 spacious rooms, a kitchen, and community spaces. Students enjoy the conveniences of one private bath per room, air-conditioning, and cable and Wi-Fi ready rooms. Each double room is fully furnished with two desks, two twin-sized beds, two dressers and two closets. Many rooms offer spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando Valley.

Security

AJU College is patrolled 24/7 by our diligent and experienced security guards. Our apartments and dormitories are well-lit and located in Bel Air, one of the most secure areas of Los Angeles. For the safety and protection of our students and community, residents carry electronic swipe cards to access their dorms, and are required to check-in their guests with the Residence Life Office.

Meals & Dining

AJU College’s dining hall, lovingly termed "The Berg," keeps our community fed with wholesome, delicious kosher meals. All students living on-campus are required to have a Meal Plan of either 12 or 19 meals per week. Our friendly Food Service team is here to cater to students with special dietary issues and/or restrictions.

An inclusive
jewish environment

While the majority of our students are Jewish, we appreciate and value differences in observance, lifestyle, and thought. Here, everyone’s story and experiences add to the mosaic of our community. As we consider what it means to be human and part of a wider society, we employ an ethical framework informed by Jewish culture and philosophy to prepare all students for success both in civic life and their chosen profession.

  • L.A.’s vibrant Jewish life provides a wealth of opportunities to explore your relationship with Judaism, both on and off campus.
  • Whether observant or secular, we all enjoy celebrations that mark seasonal changes (Sukkot), major historical events like the establishment of the State of Israel (Yom Ha’atzmaut), and biblical legends (Purim).
  • Welcoming Shabbat dinners bring our community together in celebration of Jewish identity and rituals.

ADVISORS AND MENTORS
WHO KNOW YOU

Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.

  • Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.
  • Your faculty advisor helps with everything from choosing class schedules to recommending courses to help you reach the next phase of your story—whether that’s graduate school, law or medical school, or an entry-level position in your field.
  • All students are also assigned a personal mentor who helps guide you through the social and interpersonal aspects of your college experience.

learn by
serving others

By participating in community-based projects you gain perspective on the challenges facing our human family. Serving others broadens your horizons, engages your ideals, and cements within you the Jewish tradition of civic responsibility. These attributes combine to make you a fuller human being as you move forward on your chosen track.

  • All AJU College students take part in hands-on service projects, part of the Sid B. Levine Service Learning Program.
  • Students have led projects to raise awareness of social injustices like human trafficking, hunger, and gender inequality.
  • Faculty and students annually host middle school students for the Prejudice Awareness Summit, where such topics as bullying and discrimination are discussed and conflict-resolution skills are taught.
  • AJU College participates in the international service projects of the American Jewish World Service, which takes students on study-volunteer trips to El Salvador, Ghana, and India.