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Jewish Theological Seminary of America Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Jewish Theological Seminary of America? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 55 out of 106 applicants or 52% were admitted making Jewish Theological Seminary of America a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 71% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 58 48 106
Accepted 31 24 55
Acceptance Rate 53% 50% 52%
Enrolled 20 19 39
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 65% 79% 71%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Jewish Theological Seminary of America and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Jewish Theological Seminary of America regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 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 1450 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1390 1510
SAT Reading 710 750
SAT Math 650 740
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 30 34
ACT Math 30 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >65%
30 to 32 Avg + 52%-65%
28 to 30 Avg - 39%-52%
26 to 28 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 26 Low <27%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >65%
1450 to 1510 Avg + 52%-65%
1390 to 1450 Avg - 39%-52%
1330 to 1390 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1330 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.