Posted on March 8, 2010

Zaytuna College

Zaytuna College, 2010

America’s first Muslim college is seeking students for its first freshman class. Will you be one of them?

Zaytuna College wants to welcome an extraordinary group of students . . .

Is Zaytuna College for me?

Zaytuna College can only achieve its aspiration of becoming an elite college if it is able to attract excellent students. For us, an excellent student is not necessarily one who is merely among the “best and the brightest,” although an excellent student is certainly one who has been generously blessed intellectually. However, intellect without character, a strong work ethic, an open mind, and a commitment to the betterment of humanity will do little to fulfill the purpose of Zaytuna College.

We wish to attract students who are not only blessed with these characteristics, but who also have a deep and abiding respect for the heritage of prophetic knowledge and wisdom, students who see in the past keys that unlock the door to a brighter future. It is our vision to wed students who meet this description with teachers of a similar character to create a vibrant educational institution where knowledge is placed in the service of tradition, and where learning is an ongoing, dynamic process that works for a healthy future for all who inhabit this planet.

Requirements for Admission

Our goal is to accept individuals who have excelled in multiple facets of their life. Besides the requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent, factors to be considered in evaluating applications for admission include GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores, course work, and extracurricular activities. We will examine their academic records, community service records, recommendations, as well as a personal statement indicating why they want to attend Zaytuna College. Applicants may also be invited for an interview with the Admissions Committee. We will consider each candidate individually and will make decisions based on a thorough evaluation of each application. Zaytuna strives to admit a diverse student body.

Zaytuna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the admission of applicants, the administration of its educational or other policies and its scholarship and tuition assistance programs, and any other Zaytuna-administered programs. Zaytuna admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College.

Note on the Arabic language prerequisite:

Incoming freshmen must have completed the equivalent of one year of university-level Arabic prior to enrolling at Zaytuna College.

* Applicants who believe they have satisfied this requirement must take a proficiency exam administered by Zaytuna College (scheduled after they are admitted to the College).

* Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement prior to admission, or who do not pass the proficiency exam administered by Zaytuna, must attend the Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive program (June 21–August 13, 2010).

For more information about the Summer Arabic Intensive program, visit