Hillel Poll: Antisemitism a Factor for Jewish College Applicants

A majority of Jewish parents of college applicants say their child has dropped at least one school from their list owing to rising antisemitism on campuses after the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, according to a new poll from Hillel International.

Parents (96%) say they are worried about antisemitism on campus, and 80% say they are focused on campus safety in their college search process, The Hill reported.

“These findings confirm what we’ve consistently heard from Jewish parents since October 7: They are alarmed by the dramatic rise in antisemitism on campus, and they and their students are changing their approach to the college decision-making process because of it,” said Adam Lehman, president and CEO of Hillel International.

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