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Yeshiva Admissions Information

Yeshiva University
New York, NY (map)


Yeshiva University, with six New York City campuses and one in Israel, is the oldest US institution to combine traditional Jewish scholarship with the pure arts and sciences of formal higher education. Yeshiva’s main campus, Wilf Campus, is located in the exciting Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. Here, students may find the University’s libraries, administrative buildings, dormitories, the undergraduate colleges for men, rabbinical seminary, Belz School of Jewish Music, the affiliated high school for boys, the Azriela Gradute School for Jewish Education and Administration, the Wurzweiler School for Social Work, and the Bernard Revel Graduate school. The Beren Campus is located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, and is home to the undergraduate colleges for women, including Stern College for Women, and the Midtown branch of the Sy Syms School of Business, dormitories, and other administrative offices. Yeshiva has three undergraduate colleges altogether: the Sy Syms School of Business, the Stern College for Women, and Yeshiva College.

Yeshiva’s unique program offers an education based on the concept of Torah Umaddah: “Torah and secular knowledge.” Such a philosophy exposes students to some of the finest Judaical-style educators and top national and international scholars in their fields.

The University’s distinct method of teaching is amply complemented by its privileged location, in the heart of New York City. This culturally rich environment allows a welcomed balance to the academic rigor expected of Yeshiva students, placing them in a lively, young urban fabric. The University’s dorms are part of this fabric, and approximately 80% of undergraduates live on campus. The majority of the remaining 20% live in independent housing administered by the University.



Basic Info

Main Address: 500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
Phone Number: (212) 960-5400  
Website: www.yu.edu  


Type of school: Private  
Type of school: University  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division III, Intercollegiate, Intramural  
Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 2,833  
Percent out-of-state: 34%  
Percent international: 0%  
Female to Male ratio: 48:52  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 6:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Foreign Languages and Literature
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Special study programs: BA/MA Joint Program
3-2 and 4-2 engineering programs with Columbia University
Double major
Honors program
Independent study
Student designed major
Study abroad
Teacher certification
Dual enrollment of high school students
Visiting/Exchange student program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Men's housing
Apartments for married students
Women's housing
Apartments for single students
Choral groups
Jazz band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student newspaper
Literary magazine
Musical theatre
Student government

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #50, "America's Best Colleges," U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked #5, Percentage of students studying abroad
  • The Center for Measuring University Performance found Yeshiva University 45th nationally among the Top American Research Universities
  • Ranked #41, Best Value Colleges
  • Top three university in the New York City area
  • Ranked 5th for research impact in Biology & Biochemistry by Thomson Reuters, surpassing Washington University, Stanford, Duke, and UCSF

Admissions Information

Students at Yeshiva receive top-notch instruction in a variety of subjects, and are held to high standards. Not only does the curriculum at Yeshiva revolve around academic pursuit, but it also incorporates the "timeless lessons of the Torah" into every day life and courses. Applicants must expect this to play a role in their undergraduate education when considering Yeshiva. Very strong applicants and students are greatly sought-after, and rewarded by the University's several achievement programs. These include the Honors Program (one each in the Women's and Men's colleges), Deans Scholars (which gives students access to special academic opportunities, such as the Academic Enrichment Program, the Jewish Educators Project, and the Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program in Talmud studies. Applicants are expected to have a strong GPA (at least a solid B) and an SAT of 1100 (critical Reading + Math) or ACT composite of 24. As previously mentioned, the interview is required of all applicants, and is a crucial part of admission.

Admissions address: 500 West 185th Street
Furst Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10033
Phone number: (212) 960-5277  
Fax number: (212) 960-0086  
Admissions Website: www.yu.edu/admissions  
Email: yuadmit@yu.edu  
Contact Person: Michael Kranzler, Director of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 2,027  
Percent of applicants admitted: 71%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores
High school transcript
Application essays

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Contact Yeshiva for policy.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2990  
ACT code: 2992  
Learn more about other New York City schools:
New York University   Fordham   Columbia  

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