Yeshiva University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Yeshiva University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Yeshiva University GPA, SAT Score and ACT Score Data for Admission
Yeshiva University GPA, SAT Score and ACT Score Data for Admission. Data Courtesy of Cappex

Discussion of Yeshiva University's Admissions Standards:

Yeshiva University is arguably the best Jewish university in the country. Don't be fooled by the school's high acceptance rate (roughly four out of every five applicants will get in). Applicants are self-selecting, and the great majority of applicants are strong, hard-working students with above average grades and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent students who were accepted to Yeshiva. Most had SAT scores (RW+M) of 1200 or higher, ACT composite score of 24 or higher, and a high school GPA of a "B+" or better. These numbers are in line with the desired admission requirements listed on the Yeshiva University admissions website which states that applicants are expected to have a "strong B average and a (new) SAT score of 1170 (Writing and Language + Mathematics) or ACT composite score of 24."

The admissions process, however, is about much more than numerical data. Yeshiva University has holistic admissions and the admissions folks work to get to know each applicant individually to build the best possible campus community. Applicants will be expected to write a strong personal essay and show meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities. The application asks about school, community, athletic and leadership activities as well as work experiences, awards, scholarships, skills, and special talents. Applicants who apply for early admission after their junior year will also need to submit a letter letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or school principal. Regular applicants must simply supply the names of two references, one of whom is ideally a clergyman. All applicants must also conduct an interview with the admissions staff. And as with all selective colleges, the university will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your GPA. The strongest applicants take many challenging courses such as AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment.

Finally, keep in mind that the Yeshiva Honors Program students have an average SAT score (RW+M) of 1450 or higher or an ACT composite score of 33 or higher. Honors students benefit from advanced coursework, internship and research opportunities, and special cultural programming. AP courses are particularly important for Honors applicants, and the admissions folks will also want to see evidence of independent work on a research project, entrepreneurial initiative, or the like.

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