As the top-ranked college on this affordable Jewish studies program ranking, Middlebury's primary appeal to Judaic scholars is its attractively low net price. Admittedly, students who choose Middlebury won't enjoy the same depth of study in this discipline that they could at some of the more expensive schools. But as we noted at the other end of this list, the keyword is value, and Middlebury offers a selection of high-quality courses drastically disproportionate to its low net cost. More specifically, Middlebury undergrads can indulge their curiosities through two separate minors: Jewish Studies and Hebrew. The college is particularly proud of "the depth of study possible in Hebrew," and it supports coursework in both the modern and classical variations of the language.
By BVS Staff
Jewish studies programs look at almost four thousand years of prominent figures, rich culture, music, and history. Choosing to pursue a degree in Jewish studies offers both modern and historical perspectives on the religion, and completing such a program will prepare you for job opportunities both inside the synagogue and out.
The following is a list of the 10 best small colleges for Jewish studies majors on a budget. The colleges listed have shown their dedication towards affordability and providing an excellent education by adhering to our high standards:
- Each of the programs available offers a full program (not including minors) for students who are seeking a degree in Jewish Studies or a related area
- Overall undergraduate graduation rate of at least 85% (That’s far beyond the national average of 56%)
- Estimated annual costs of less than $36,000 a year, as reported by College Navigator
You won’t believe which college made it to #1!
Each of these top schools has at least one full program (not including minors) for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies or a related area (such as Hebrew). In addition, they each maintain an overall undergraduate graduation rate of at least 85%. Of course, to be a best value, these top-ranked schools also have to demonstrate a genuine commitment to affordable education – which means meeting our net price requirements. All of the programs on this ranking have estimated annual costs (as reported on College Navigator) of less than $36,000 a year. But which of these is the most affordable small college for a Judaic studies degree? Scroll down to #1 to find out!
For more information on the methodology, click here.
|1||Middlebury College||Middlebury, VT|
|2||Vassar College||Poughkeepsie, NY|
|3||Wellesley College||Wellesley, MA|
|4||Barnard College||New York, NY|
|5||Trinity College||Hartford, CT|
|6||Smith College||Northampton, MA|
|7||Claremont McKenna College||Claremont, CA|
|8||Dickinson College||Carlisle, PA|
|9||Muhlenberg College||Allentown, PA|
|10||Scripps College||Claremont, CA|
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