Shalem College

One had been offered a position in the Prime Minister’s office. Another had begun a degree in biotechnology from a leading Israeli university. Still another was directing a program for a national organization that protects and promotes the cultivation of state-owned land in Israel’s South. And then they came to Shalem.

What connects all these stories of talent, ambition, and idealism is a deep-rooted sense of service. Shalem students are selected not only on account of academic excellence and drive. They are chosen because they have already made a significant contribution to their community and country, whether in the army, through volunteer work, or at a pre-military leadership program combining social activism and study.

Most of all, they are chosen because they seek lives of influence. Israel needs leaders who believe that the business of life is not merely individual success, but the betterment of their state.

Leadership for Israel begins here.

Students study with computers

102 AVERAGE GRADE on standardized high-school matriculation exams

GEOGRAPHY

19%North
26%Tel Aviv & Central Region
47%Jerusalem & Environs
5%South
3%North America

GEOGRAPHY

19%North

26%Tel Aviv & Central Region

47%Jerusalem & Environs

5%South

3%North America

IDF solidiers

98.3% SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE IDF OR THROUGH NATIONAL SERVICE Of those who served in the IDF, 48 of them were officers, and 19 in elite commando and special-forces units

70.5%

PARTICIPATION

in pre-army educational frameworks, of which 33% were leadership academies that integrate the study of Judaism and Zionist thought with social activism

87%

YIELD RATE

percentage of accepted students who enrolled at Shalem

93%

RETENTION RATE

percentage of students who completed their first year