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Study at Yeshiva University in New York

Yeshiva University, also referred to as YU, is a coeducational, private research university located in New York City, New York, United States. It has its roots in Etz Chaim Yeshiva, a cheder-style elementary school, which was founded in 1886. The University was ranked 50th in the United States among national universities in 2008. It has an urban campus. It presently grants admission to approximately 3,000 students every year.

The schools and colleges under the University include:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Bernard Revel Graduate School

Stern College for Women

Sy Syms School of Business

Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Yeshiva College

The university s sports teams are called the Yeshiva Maccabees, also referred to as the MACS. The official mascot is the Maccabees. Students participate in a number of sporting events. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Women can participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Yeshiva University can be found in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Yeshiva University.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in medicine, science, law, family and social work, and therapy and counseling.

Yeshiva University Selectivity

Yeshiva University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 540 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 560 to 680, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way Yeshiva University works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 6,358 students were enrolled in Yeshiva University.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Student dorms or apartments are common at Yeshiva University. The school student athletes compete in Skyline Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University s guiding vision is the confidence that the best of the heritage of contemporary civilization the liberal arts and sciences is compatible with the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. On the undergraduate level, this belief is embodied in the dual curriculum under which students pursue a full program of Jewish studies while taking college programs in the liberal arts and sciences and business and receiving specialized preparation for advanced work in a discipline or profession. On the graduate level, this special mission is embodied in emphasis on the moral dimensions of the search for knowledge and the ethical principles that govern professional practitioners. Yeshiva University also is committed to the love of learning for its own sake (known in Jewish tradition as Torah Lishmah) and to teaching and research that stress a striving for excellence. A third goal of the University is to serve the general and Jewish communities of the city, the nation, and the world by preparing well-trained professionals in many fields and providing pioneering resources for community service. "


Yeshiva University

500 W 185th St

New York, NY 10033-3299

General Phone: (212) 960-5400


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