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Touro College is a Jewish sponsored private institution founded in 1971 that offers undergraduate and graduate level courses. TC was ranked as one of the best regional universities in the North in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges. The college has several campuses located throughout the New York area; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. Students have the option of also studying in California, Florida, Nevada, Moscow, Israel, Berlin, and Paris.


Since Touro College is a private institution, both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tutition rates. TC offers undergraduate and graduate level courses in a traditional classroom setting as well as several online courses.

The undergraduate schools and colleges offered at TC include the following: the Lander College of Arts and Sciences, the Lander College for Men, the Lander College for Women, the Machon L’Parnasa – Institute for Professional Studies, the New York School of Career and Applied Studies, the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Studies, and the School for Lifelong Education. Out of all of the programs offered the most popular majors among undergraduates in 2009 were business administration and management, liberal arts and sciences, psychology, human services, and physician assistant programs.

The graduate program offers several different schools and colleges, which include the following: the Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Graduate School of Technology, the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, the School of Health Sciences, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – TOUROCOM, the Touro College of Pharmacy, and the New York Medical College. The occupational therapy program was ranked as one of the best in the U.S. News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

Class sizes are kept small at TC with most classes consisting of less than 20 students. However there are a small percentage of classes which have less than 50 students and an even smaller percentage of classes with more than 50 students.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits Touro College. There are also specific accreditations for the different programs and these include: the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

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All students who wish to apply to TC are recommended to send all of their required application documentation together in one package. This allows the application process to run more smoothly and in a more timely fashion. Students applying to an undergraduate program must complete an application, pay a nonrefundable application fee, send their official high school transcripts or college transcripts, send their SAT or ACT scores, and send two recommendation letters. Upon request an admissions officer may be required to interview students before they can be accepted to TC.

Graduate Admissions:

Students applying to one of the graduate programs must apply directly to the program they are interested in. All students applying to a graduate program at TC must complete an application, pay a nonrefundable application fee, send their official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, and send two recommendation letters. Depending on the graduate program the student wishes to enroll in the student may also be required to complete a supplemental application, write essays, submit a resume, send in copies of certifications and send in scores from a particular standardized admission test.

International Students:

International students applying to TC must have their transcripts evaluated with a course-by-course analysis. Only agencies accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services can be used to perform the course-by-course analysis. Also if the transcripts are in a foreign language they must also be sent with an English translation by a professional translating service. Students whose native language is not English must also take the TOEFL or the IELTS and have their test scores sent in.

Financial Aid

Almost all students attending TC receive some type of financial assistance. The federal financial aid programs offered include the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), the National SMART Grant, the Stafford Loan and the Federal Perkins Loans. HOPE, AmeriCorps, and Lifetime Learning are two outside programs offering financial aid for students.

New York State also offers financial aid programs and these include the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS), Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Police Officers and Firefighters, World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships, Regents Awards for Child of Veteran, Veteran Tuition Awards, and New York State Lottery Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.

Scholarships are offered to students based on academic achievement and the scholarships available for students depend on which program the student wishes to enroll in. The TC financial aid programs offered include Touro Academic Scholarships, Lander Honors Scholarships, Touro Dean’s Scholarships, Touro Grants, Employee Benefits/Tuition Remission, and Presidential Scholarships.

Students can also participate in the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) to help pay for the cost of attending TC. However students in the FWS program must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. The maximum hours students are able to work are 25 hours a week when the college is open and 30 hours when the college is closed. Students in a graduate program are paid more by the hour in comparison to students in an undergraduate program.

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On campus housing is not available to students on all campuses. There are three locations in New York City, which offer on campus housing and these include the Lander College for Women, the Lander College for Men, and Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim. The Lander College for Men provides nine attached townhouses in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens as dormitories for students. The Lander College for Women has a seven-story building containing 30 apartments in the Upper West Side of Manhattan available for students. However students should keep in mind that room and board at this institution is relatively expensive. Consumption of alcohol is permitted in on-campus housing for students of legal age.

Student Organizations and Clubs:

Some of the student organizations offered at TC include: ACM – Computer Science Society, Mizrah Shemesh – Sephardic Student Society at Lander College for Men, Touro College Accounting and Business Society, Touro Communications Club, and Touro’s Student Health Science Pre-Professional Society. Fraternities and sororities are not offered at TC.

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Student Graduation Demographics


Touro College began offering intramural sports for students in 2005. Students can participate in the following activities: weight training, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s modern dance, men’s football, and men’s hockey.


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  • “Touro College.” US News & World Report. 2011. U.S. News & World Report LP. 31 May 2011 <http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/touro-college-10142>.

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Ranks 211th in New York and 3003rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10010
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,408 (26,408 urban / N/A rural)
Households15,545 (1.63 people per house)
Median Household Income$62,467
Families4,773 (2.52 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3612

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1408th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $14,900 $14,900 $14,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $350 $350 $350
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $625 $625 $625
FT Graduate Tuition $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
FT Graduate Required Fees $650 $650 $650
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $625 $625 $625
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $28,472 $28,472 $28,472
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $28,472 $28,472 $28,472
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $18,296 $18,296 $18,296

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Tuition $43,660 $43,660
Osteopathic Medicine Degree — Required Fees $50 $50
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $37,000 $37,000
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $650 $650
Law Degree — Tuition $44,300 $44,300
Law Degree — Required Fees $210 $210

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,550 $14,850 $14,550 $14,850 $14,550 $14,850
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $994 $1,024
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,716 $8,000
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,840 $3,914
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,716 $8,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,840 $3,914
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,800 $1,850

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,732 (412 male / 1,320 female)
Admitted 1,016 (207 male / 809 female)
Admission rate 59%
First-time Enrollment 859 (183 male / 676 female)
FT Enrollment 815 (174 male / 641 female)
PT Enrollment 44 (9 male / 35 female)
Total Enrollment13,868

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity120
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$8,000
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1116th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $73,051 ($75,212 male / $62,742 female)
Number of FT Faculty 420 (221 male / 199 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,279
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $12,667,855

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