Yeshiva University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Yeshiva University

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Yeshiva University is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 60%. The university has four undergraduate campuses across New York City: the Wilf Campus, the Beren Campus, the Brookdale Center, and the Resnick Campus. The college has a dual curriculum which includes 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. In athletics, the Yeshiva Maccabees compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Considering applying to Yeshiva University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Yeshiva University had an acceptance rate of 60%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 60 students were admitted, making Yeshiva's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 1,508
Percent Admitted 60%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 59%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Yeshiva University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 45% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 580 700
Math 560 700
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Yeshiva's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Yeshiva scored between 580 and 700, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 700, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 700. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1400 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Yeshiva University.

Requirements

Yeshiva University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Yeshiva does not provide information about the university's superscore policy. However, the school suggests that most successful applicants have a minimum SAT composite score of 1180, with higher score requirements for some programs.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Yeshiva requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 52% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 33
Math 22 29
Composite 22 30

This admissions data tells us that most of Yeshiva's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Yeshiva University received a composite ACT score between 22 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Yeshiva University does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Yeshiva does not provide information about the university's superscore policy. However, the school suggests that most successful applicants have a minimum ACT composite score of 24, with higher score requirements for some programs.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Yeshiva University's incoming class was 3.44, and over 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Yeshiva University have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Yeshiva University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Yeshiva University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Yeshiva University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Yeshiva University, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. The majority of admitted students have above average grades and standardized test scores. However, Yeshiva also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Yeshiva also requires that all applicants participate in an interview. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Yeshiva's average range.

In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent students who were accepted to Yeshiva. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1200 or higher, ACT composite scores of 24 or higher, and high school GPAs of a "B+" or better.

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