Rabbinical Seminary of America

Flushing, NY
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Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen, also known as Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim: Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA), and often referred to as just Chofetz Chaim (חָפֵץ חַיִּים) is a major Orthodox yeshiva in the United States based in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York. It is primarily an American, Lithuanian-style Talmudic yeshiva.

The yeshiva is named in memory of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, who was known as the Chafetz Chaim (חָפֵץ חַיִּים) after the name of his book with the same title. Chafetz Chaim means "Seeker/Desirer [of] Life" in Hebrew.

The yeshiva was established in 1933 by Rabbi Dovid Leibowitz, a great-nephew of the Chofetz Chaim. Rabbi Leibowitz was a disciple of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel ("The Alter of Slabodka") and he also studied under Rabbi Naftoli Trop and the Chofetz Chaim in the Raduń Yeshiva. Both of these yeshivas were in Lithuania. However, for a time Radin was governed by the Polish.

After its founder's death in December 1941, the yeshivah was headed and developed by his son, Rabbi Henoch Leibowitz (d. April 15, 2008). Today, it is led by two of Rabbi Henoch's close disciples, Rabbi Dovid Harris and Rabbi Akiva Grunblatt.

RSA also has a branch in the Sanhedria Murchevet section of Jerusalem, and many affiliates located throughout North America and beyond.

An Alumni website is located at www.RSAalums.org

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $8,000.00 avg tuition

76-01 147th St
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 268-4700

Areas of Study:

  • Theology And Religious Vocations
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Rabbinical Seminary of America

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Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 16%
4-year graduation rate 21%
6-year graduation rate 40%
Application Deadlines:
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Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Do not know
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Rabbinical Seminary of America

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $8,000.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $8,000.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $6,000.00 $11,000.00 $5,000.00
Other Expenses $3,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 23%
Percent receiving grant aid 23%
Avg amount of grant aid $8,523.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 0%
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Rabbinical Seminary of America

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Rabbinical Studies X
Theology/Theological Studies X X

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