Inaugural edition includes Top 60 Schools Jews Choose
August 24, 2006 - New York - What is the most popular public university with Jewish students? (The University of Florida) What about the top private college Jewish students choose? (New York University)
With the publication of the "RJ Insiders Guide to College," Jewish students will now be able to know where to find a Jewish home away from home. The first such compilation, the guide appears in the Fall 2006 issue of Reform Judaism magazine, the world's largest circulated Jewish magazine, and was published in partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and the Union for Reform Judaism's KESHER College Department.
Created for high school and college students, the guide's centerfold documents colleges by Jewish population - the top 30 private and top 30 public North American school Jews choose. It also includes expert information on getting into top universities, why it is important to choose a Jewish-friendly school, finding Jewish-related scholarships and loans, and making the best of the college experience.
"This is a valuable resource for student and parents," says Lisa David, director of the Union's KESHER College Department. "While there are countless magazines and guides on the perfect college experience, there was no time-sensitive annual magazine or guide for Jewish students interested in a Jewish college experience."
The guide can be used in conjunction with the annual US News & World Report college edition. While the US News & World Report ranks colleges by a range of educational criteria, the two page chart in the "RJ Insider's Guide" offers the first-ever ranking by popularity and provides bonus information on Hillel's presence on campus, Jewish fraternities and sororities on campus, credit for study in Israel, Jewish studies programs, and more about each of the 60 top schools.
The "RJ Insider's Guide to COLLEGE" is now available online with extra features including a Jewish Survival Kit and a Jewish college activist's first-person experience at www.reformjudaismmag.org. It is also available as a stand-alone 24-page insert by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 30 Private Schools New York University (New York City) Boston University University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Cornell University (Ithaca) Yeshiva University (New York City) The George Washington University (Washington, D.C) Syracuse University Emory University (Atlanta) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Tulane University and Newcomb College (New Orleans) Harvard University & Radcliffe College (Cambridge, Mass.) Columbia University (New York City) Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) Washington University in St. Louis Tufts University (Medford, Mass.) Brown University (Providence, R.I.) Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y) Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus University of Hartford University of Miami Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) American University (Washington, D.C.) Barnard College (New York City) Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) University of Denver Vanderbilt University (Nashville) Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) University of Rochester Drexel (Philadelphia, Penn.) Top 30 Public Schools University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.) University of Maryland, College Park Rutgers University, New Brunswick University of Central Florida (Orlando) York University (Toronto) Pennsylvania State University, University Park University of Michigan (Anne Arbor) University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Texas, Austin Florida International University (Coral Gables) University at Albany Indiana University (Bloomington) McGill University (Montreal) University of Arizona (Tucson) Queens College (Queens, NY) University of Toronto Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY) California State University, Northridge CUNY, Brooklyn College Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Ohio State University (Columbia, Ohio) University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario) University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign University of California, Santa Cruz Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) San Diego State University University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Davis Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.) University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Pittsburgh University of Washington (Seattle)