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IPEDS ID: 183804
OPE ID: 00794700
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Beth Medrash Govoha
617 6th St, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701-2754
General information:  (732) 367-1060
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,538 (2,696 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Mission Statement
  Beth Medrash Govoha s an institution of Higher Education that specializes in advanced Talmudic scholarship. Its primary objective is to produce Talmudic scholars and to thereby provide firm, lifelong foundations for its students, graduates and their communities. Beth Medrash Govoha strives to offer the broadest Talmudic curriculum available in any such institute in the world, providing its students with the opportunity to study almost any area in the widest spectrum of Talmudic study.
Beth Medrash Govoha is dedicated to helping its students achieve the highest level of scholarship along with intensive commitment to academic excellence in every area of Talmudic Studies. This is achieved both through unique scope in the student body and through a broad array of Talmudic Studies programs, which surpass that of any other institute in the world.
Beth Medrash Govoha carries out its objectives through its undergraduate and graduate divisions and through its community based programs. The Beth Medrash Govoha undergraduate school is a five-year college; the Rabbi Aaron Kotler Institute for Advanced Learning is the graduate school. The undergraduate school is designed to provide the student with a thorough foundation in the core areas of Talmud, in accord with the classic model of such scholarship. The school also prepares students to integrate scholarly training into their personal and professional lives.
The Rabbi Aaron Kotler Institute for Advanced Learning promotes advanced scholarship and research in classical Talmudic and cognate studies. In addition, it is concerned with professional orientation by providing programs to prepare these scholars as teachers and administrators in secondary schools and institutions of higher Talmudic studies, and in other forms of community service. An integral part of the scholastic and professional aims is ethical and moral growth and maturity of the students, based on Jewish ethics and philosophy.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Institutions--Theological seminaries, Bible colleges, and other faith-related institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Men
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty1539
Instructional1536
Research and public service03
Total graduate assistants-40
Instructional-40
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$17,616
Fees$0
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$4,360
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,674100%$41,271,128$15,434
Pell grants2,01975%$9,236,607$4,575
Federal student loans933%$522,382$5,617
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2011-2012, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2012
Total enrollment6,538
Undergraduate enrollment2,696
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment437
Graduate enrollment3,842
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 61%
25 and over: 39%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $125
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Theology and Religious Vocations
Talmudic Studies478373290
Category total478373290
Grand total478373290
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, Accreditation Commission9/8/1974 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.6%1.5%
Number in default41
Number in repayment11164
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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