Yeshiva University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Yeshiva University
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Yeshiva University Description:

Yeshiva University is a highly ranked private university whose main undergraduate campuses are in New York City. The Wilf Campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan is home to the undergraduate school for men, while Yeshiva's Stern College for Women is located in the Beren Campus in Midtown Manhattan. The college has an interesting "dual curriculum" with both a secular and spiritual focus.

Students study contemporary academic fields along with the ancient teachings of the Torah. Yeshiva has arrangements with many institutions in Israel to facilitate study abroad. High achieving students should look into the university's honors programs. In athletics, the Yeshiva Maccabees compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,168 (2,714 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Room and Board: $11,600
  • Other Expenses: $5,351
  • Total Cost: $58,845

Yeshiva University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 35%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,387
    • Loans: $7,021

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, English, Hebrew, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Fencing, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Fencing, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Yeshiva University Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://www.yu.edu/About/Mission/

"Yeshiva University is North America’s premier Jewish, student-centered university devoted to teaching, learning and research. Our commitment to Torah, rigorous secular curricula, intellectual exploration and service to community prepare each student for a personally and professionally successful, meaningful life."