• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Freshman Class Profile

Learn About the Class of 2025

Choose a Higher Education for a Higher Purpose

We accept students into our BA program on a rolling basis.


53 % Female

47 % Male

28 % International

We have freshman students from Canada, Indonesia, South Africa, Syria, and the United Kingdom. We aim to admit a cohort of students who are diverse in their intellectual aims and passions—spanning two traditions—but mutual in their dedication to becoming morally committed spiritual, intellectual, and professional leaders.

Financial Aid

88 % Received Partial or Full Financial Aid

72 % Receive Need-based Aid

47 % Receive Merit Aid

Our financial aid policy removes economic barriers to seeking knowledge by offering any admitted student who cannot afford the cost of a Zaytuna education a generous financial assistance package. 

Prior School

47 % Public School

30 % Private School

23 % Home School

We value applicants who have a strong understanding of the liberal arts and a passion for acquiring the tools of learning.