The Students We Seek
Zaytuna College is a place for traditional and formal studies. We seek students who demonstrate intelligence, diligence, and perseverance, who have a track record of service and volunteer work, who are energized by long hours of study, and who desire to develop their character as they develop their intellect.
The Zaytuna degree programs are rigorous and incoming students must possess superb reading, writing, and time-management skills. Acquiring tools for accessing great books, in English and in Arabic, that contain timeless truths is a way of life at Zaytuna College.
We are excited to announce that admissions for our BA and MA programs will open on August 15th.
The Early Action deadline for the BA in Liberal Arts and Islamic Studies will be October 31st, 2023, which will ensure a response by December 22nd. The standard deadline will be January 31st, 2024 with a response by March 29th.
For the MA in Islamic Texts, the deadline is December 1st, 2023 for international applicants and January 30th, 2024 for domestic applicants.
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Begin a Life of Learning and Service
We aim to help you train your mind and acquire the requisite tools that will lead to a life of learning, thought, and reflection, and we aim to cultivate your character so that you always do so with humility, purpose, and piety. Our curriculum contains the timeless texts of the Islamic tradition, as well as the great works and ideas of Western civilization.
What Our Students Say
“Studying the primary texts of Western philosophers and social theorists under the guidance of our teachers has given me increased confidence in critically examining emerging contemporary ideologies - such as feminism and secularism - that characterize modern society. Rather than accepting these theories as the invariable frameworks of our world, my Zaytuna education teaches me to examine contemporary thought from the lens of our sacred tradition. ”
Kashaf Zaman, Class of 2022
“By studying the trivium alongside Islamic sciences such as Quranic studies, hadith and fiqh, Zaytuna College is aiding me in developing a critical lens with which I view the world. The tools I have acquired thus far have provided me with the ability to analyze sentence structure, historical context, and the validity of a source when seeking to create informed opinions on current events, ancient texts, and mainstream media.”
Amina Hafeez, Class of 2024
“As the stars guide the traveler to his destination, the entire cosmos directs the believer to the Divine. Attending Zaytuna College has given me this beautiful worldview that informs my understanding of all sciences, helping me navigate the intellectual realm while simultaneously nurturing the soul.”
Sahal Varwani , Class of 2024