Yeshiva University

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500 W. 185th Street

New York, NY 10033

Phone: (212) 960-5400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 1
application deadline

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#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. National Universities

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Yeshiva University is a private institution that was founded in 1886. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,869 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yeshiva University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 47. Its tuition and fees are $37,600 (2013-14).

Yeshiva University is Jewish institution in New York City. The university is divided into three undergraduate colleges: Yeshiva College, the Stern College for Women and the Sy Syms School of Business, each at campuses throughout Manhattan. A university shuttle system transports students between campuses. The university also has a campus in Israel, where more than 600 students a year study through the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, though many choose to do so. There are dozens of student organizations on campus, from a computer science club to the Student Holocaust Education Movement. The Yeshiva Maccabees sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. The school has a Center for the Jewish Future, which sponsors projects like the YU Torah Online. Students design regular Shabbat programs, and produce publications at each campus, including newspapers The Commentator and The Observer.

Yeshiva University earns accolades for its highly ranked research opportunities at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Yeshiva has a law school, too. The school has a number of graduate offerings specific to the Jewish faith through the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and the Bernard Revel Graduate School, which offers master’s degrees in areas such as Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Yeshiva University is a major national research university with the guiding vision that the best of the heritage of contemporary civilization and knowledge is compatible with the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. On the undergraduate level this is embodied in the dual curriculum under which students pursue a full program of liberal arts, the sciences, and business while taking a full core of Jewish studies. On the graduate level the University's mission is embodied in the emphasis on the moral dimensions of the search for knowledge and the Jewish ethical values and principles that govern professional practitioners. In its 127th year, Yeshiva University is the country's oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1886
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $931,914,492


When applying to Yeshiva University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. The application fee at Yeshiva University is $65. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 84 percent.

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Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.0%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Yeshiva University is 6:1, and the school has 66.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Yeshiva University include: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Finance, General; Accounting; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 6:1
4-year graduation rate 61%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 17%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 14%
Finance, General 14%
Accounting 13%
English Language and Literature, General 7%

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Student Life

Yeshiva University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,869, with a gender distribution of 51.4 percent male students and 48.6 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus. Yeshiva University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,753
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Yeshiva University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Yeshiva University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Yeshiva University, 15 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Yeshiva University.

Students who have cars on campus 15%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Yeshiva University, 53.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $24,706.

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Tuition and fees $37,600 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,150 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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