Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University

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:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Bernard Revel Graduate School
  • Stern College for Women
  • Sy Syms School of Business
  • Wurzweiler School of Social Work
  • Yeshiva College

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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Yeshiva University
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New York , NY 10033-3299
General Phone: (212) 960-5400

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Yeshiva University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law430law, legal professions
Religion and Philosophy337philosophy, Jewish studies, bible studies
Science229biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, anatomy, bacteriology, molecular genetics, pathology, molecular pharmacology, ...
Therapy and Counseling205psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, school psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Medicine189neuroscience, medicine
Business and Management187business management, accounting
Family and Social Work168social work
Liberal Arts166Hebrew languages, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Education and Teaching68educational supervision, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education courses
Medical Support and Technology30audiology and speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Yeshiva University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree64621
Post-master's certificate21
Master's degree44022
Doctor's degree11316
First-professional degree5362
Associate's degree2921

Yeshiva University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Yeshiva University had a total enrollment of 6,358 students (3,956 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 47%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 29%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 22%
22-24 24%
25-29 22%
30-34 6%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York34%
New Jersey21%
(International Students)5%

Yeshiva University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 63 %

Yeshiva University Room and Board (2007)

Yeshiva University offers campus housing for 2,004 of its 3,956 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Yeshiva University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540670
SAT Math540670
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Yeshiva University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,094
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,094
Room and board $ 9,880
Room charge $ 7,130
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,750
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,125

Financial Aid:
Yeshiva University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 290300)

Yeshiva University Faculty

Yeshiva University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year83$156,53130$151,554
Associate professorcalendar year50$100,87129$84,799
Assistant professorcalendar year57$92,39442$80,916
Instructorcalendar year30$82,51622$61,745
Lecturercalendar year2*6$51,667
All faculty totalcalendar year222$116,667129$93,586

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Yeshiva University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Skyline Conference
Track Skyline Conference

Yeshiva University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medicine (MD)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Pharmacology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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