Yeshiva University, also referred to as YU, is a coeducational, private research university located in New York City, New York, United States. It has its roots in Etz Chaim Yeshiva, a cheder-style elementary school, which was founded in 1886. The University was ranked 50th in the United States among national universities in 2008. It has an urban campus. It presently grants admission to approximately 3,000 students every year.
The schools and colleges under the University include:
The university's sports teams are called the Yeshiva Maccabees, also referred to as the MACS. The official mascot is the Maccabees. Students participate in a number of sporting events. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Women can participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
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