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
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Stern College for Women
Sy Syms School of
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
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
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.
The most common majors at the school are in medicine, science, law, family and
social work, and therapy and counseling.
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.
tenure system is one way Yeshiva University works to keep a high-quality staff.
Instructors at the school are well-paid.
2007, 6,358 students were enrolled in Yeshiva University.
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
The school reports its educational mission
"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. "
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