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  • What majors does AJU offer?

    AJU College of Arts & Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts degrees in the following majors:

    Qualifying student can also enroll in two dual degree programs:

  • 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.

    AJU's College of Arts and Sciences is open to qualified students without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

  • 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 community. Our students know one another, sharing their stories and forging friendships that extend beyond their time together on campus.

    Please note the following exemption to the on-campus housing policy:

    • Students under that age of 21 who have earned 60 or more college credits and reached Junior or Senior status can waive out of the on-campus housing policy.
    • Student who lives with an immediate family member, including a parent, legal guardian, or a grandparent within a 20-mile radius from the University.
    • Student has a fully documented medical condition or disability that makes it unfeasible to live in the residence complex.
  • Is AJU accredited?


    All undergraduate and graduate programs at The American Jewish University (AJU) are accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States.

    In spring 2016, AJU was visited by a WSCUC team for a re-accreditation review under the 2013 Standards of Accreditation. This visit resulted in AJU’s re-accreditation for the maximum eight-year period (through 2024). 

    More information on AJU's accreditation.


  • When is the application deadline?

    AJU's College of Arts & Sciences follows a tradition academic calendar with two entry points each year: Fall (August) and Spring (January).  We offer rolling admissions, and once your application is complete you will receive the admissions committee's decision within 1-2 weeks.

  • What are your admissions standards?

    At AJU we are seeking students who are highly motivated, self-starters, and passionate about their future. If you are one of those students then we want to hear your story and hopefully be a part of your journey.

    The average GPA of the most recent incoming class was 3.24.  In general, applicants must have a minimum of a 2.0 to be eligible for full admissions.

    That said, we do not rank our applicants nor compare them against each other - all applicants are evaluated independently on their own merits.  In addition to your academic background, we pay close attention to the supplemental materials you provide such as your essays and extracurriculars.  

  • 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 need to submit my SAT and/or ACT scores?

    Not necessarily.  American Jewish University is a test-optional

  • Do I have to take placement exams?

    AJU undergraduate program has a number of required and optional placement exams. Depending on your major, placement evaluations are for Math, Critical Reading and Writing, as well as proficiency in Hebrew language (in case you are interested in Jewish Studies or a professional career in Jewish Education). These evaluations will be administered during your orientation.

  • What is AJU's Application Fee?

    The application fee for American Jewish University's College of Arts & Sciences is $35.  Fee waivers are available - connect with an admissions counselor for more information.

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