Yeshiva University

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Yeshiva University is a private, comprehensive, Jewish educational institution located in New York, New York. The oldest institution under Jewish auspices in the United States, Yeshiva University was established in 1886 and holds religious affiliations with Modern Orthodox Judaism. Yeshiva University has been ranked among leading academic research institutions in the nation and prides itself on providing the highest quality Jewish and secular education in the world. Yeshiva University is dedicated to “melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization.” Yeshiva University operates a total of four campuses in New York City: the Wilf campus, the Israel Henry Beren Campus, the Brookdale Center in Manhattan, and the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in the Bronx.

Academic Programs

Yeshiva University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1948. The University’s mission, known as the Torah Umadda, is “to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.” Yeshiva University offers a variety of undergraduate programs through its undergraduate schools: the Stern College for Women, Syms School of Business, and Yeshiva College. In addition, Yeshiva University is also made up of several graduate colleges and schools, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies; Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies; Wurzweiler School of Social Work; and Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences.

One of Yeshiva University’s distinct features is its Joint Israel Programs which allows students to begin their Yeshiva University education in Israel through a formal arrangement between the University and yeshivot and seminaries in Israel. The Joint Israel Program annually provides more than 600 men and women who choose to study in Israel with structure, support and guidance.

Student Life

Yeshiva University has a total enrollment figure of more than 6,000, including nearly 3,000 undergraduate students. Each of the University’s four campuses provides students with Kosher dining and a number of student housing options. A variety of student-led clubs and activities shape student life on each campus, providing students and faculty with a variety of opportunities for interaction outside of the classroom. Yeshiva University also hosts several events including lectures by guest speakers such as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Tommy Hilfiger. Yeshiva University’s location in New York City also provides students with an abundance of opportunities for sport, recreation, cultural events, shopping, dining and more.

An NCAA Division III school, Yeshiva University boasts 15 varsity teams, nicknamed “The Maccabees”; these include men’s baseball, basketball, golf, volleyball, and wrestling, as well as women’s basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Yeshiva University’s athletic department is a member of the Skyline Conference.

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