Kol Yaakov Torah Center is in Monsey, NY. Monsey is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Kol Yaakov Torah Center issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.
The school tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at Kol Yaakov Torah Center include religion and philosophy.
Not all applicants to the school are accepted.
The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most.
Approximately 23 students study at the school (in 2007-2008). Kol Yaakov Torah Center is essentially a male school.
The school offers a real campus feel. Kol Yaakov Torah Center makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"KOL YAAKOV TORAH CENTER seeks to train students in the skills required for understanding, studying and mastering the Talmud and the considerable body of traditional Jewish thought. At the same time we are committed to the understanding that knowledge is a means to a larger end. We seek therefore to help students build a world outlook drawn from the ethical and moral concepts of Judaism. If scholarship is to have a significant value it must orient its students to a way of life that, by its own definition, is good and moral."
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