The RJ Insider's Guide to College Life - Fall 2013
A Union for Reform Judaism Publication
INSIDER’S GUIDE TOCOLLEGE LIFEADMISSIONS Admissions 103 Top 20 Small & Mighty Campuses of Excellence* FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE HILLEL STUDENTS TASTE TEST A NEW RECIPE WHILE BAKING FOR THEIR WEEKLY CAFÉ. ALLEGHENY COLLEGE HILLEL SEDER. Jewish Population (Undergrad) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Allegheny College (Meadville, PA: Private) Colgate University (Hamilton, NY: Private) College of Charleston (Charleston, SC: Public) Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Private) Elon University (Elon, NC: Private) Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA: Private) Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY: Private) Kenyon College (Gambier, OH: Private) Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA: Private) Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR: Private) Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA: Private) Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT: Private) Trinity College (Hartford, CT: Private) Union College (Schenectady, NY: Private) University of Guelph (Guelph, ON: Public) Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA: Private) Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA: Public) Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA: Private) Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA: Private) Williams College (Williamstown, MA: Private) 85 400 700 250 400 370 175 275 800 100 250 350 300 350 800 150 1000 80 235 200 % of Student Population 4% 15% 7% 10% 7% 15% 10% 17% 17% 5% 5% 15% 15% 16% 5% 9% 3% 4% 10% 10% Jewish Studies Courses 10 10 10 15 32 15 10 5 29 2 10 12 10 20 0 2 5 5 3 10 Jewish Studies Major No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes No Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has selected these 20 campuses with smaller Jewish popula* tions (listed here in alphabetical order) as “mighty” based on these criteria: innovative Jewish programming, a growing Jewish population, a dedicated professional leader, demonstrated university support, and a commitment to serve Jews of all backgrounds. In addition, many actively recruit to attract Jewish students. For more information: hillel.org/guide GO DEEPER WITH HILLEL’S COLLEGE GUIDE T he college years are life-changing, and choosing a campus community that reflects Jewish values can play a major role in your future direction. Here and on pages 36–37 you’ll find information about the top schools by Jewish population, by percentage of Jewish enrollment, and by small and mighty criteria. This is a starting place—now go deeper to research the right campus for you. To help you, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has launched its improved College Guide. At Hillel.org/guide you’ll: Discover Jewish life at each college in text, photos, and videos Learn about student engagement and social action initiatives, Israel study abroad programs, Jewish Agency Israel Fellows to HIllel, religious services and kosher dining options Compare/contrast Jewish life at up to three schools simultaneously Connect to social media and event calendars Access every local Hillel and directly connect with staff and students there—the key to knowing what a school is really like.