Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University in New York, USA. Israel university in United States Of America. Education Abroad. Study Overseas.

Yeshiva University Details

  • Country : United States of America
  • City : New York City
  • Acronym : YU
  • Founded : 1886
  • Students (approx.) : 8000
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Yeshiva University is a private institution that was founded in 1886.

Tuition fees in Yeshiva University are $40,000 (aprox.).

Yeshiva University is Jewish institution in New York City. The university is divided into three undergraduate colleges: Yeshiva College, the Stern College for Women and the Sy Syms School of Business, each at campuses throughout Manhattan. A university shuttle system transports students between campuses. The university also has a campus in Israel, where more than 600 students a year study through the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, though many choose to do so. There are dozens of student organizations on campus, from a computer science club to the Student Holocaust Education Movement. The Yeshiva Maccabees sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. The school has a Center for the Jewish Future, which sponsors projects like the YU Torah Online. Students design regular Shabbat programs, and produce publications at each campus, including newspapers The Commentator and The Observer.

Yeshiva University earns accolades for its highly ranked research opportunities at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Yeshiva has a law school, too. The school has a number of graduate offerings specific to the Jewish faith through the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration and the Bernard Revel Graduate School, which offers master’s degrees in areas such as Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Philosophy.

Now in its second century, Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. It is an independent university that ranks among the nation’s leading academic research institutions and, reflecting the time-honored tradition of Torah Umadda, provides the highest quality Jewish and secular education of any Jewish university in the world. Since its inception the University has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

● American Studies

● Art

● Biology

● Chemistry

● Computer Science

● Economics

● English

● Writing

● History

● Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Classical and Modern Languages)

● Mathematics

● Music

● Philosophy

● Physics

● Political Science

● Pre-Engineering

● Psychology

● Robert M. Beren Jewish Studies

● Sociology

● Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program


The University, having been founded in 1886, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States that combines Jewish scholarship with studies in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies and education, and psychology. It has its roots in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva founded in 1886 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a cheder-style elementary school founded by Eastern European immigrants that offered study of Talmud along with some secular education, including instruction in English.

As of August 2012, Yeshiva University enrolls approximately 6,400 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,000 students at its affiliated high schools and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. It conferred 1,822 degrees in 2007 and offers community service projects serving New York, Jewish communities, the United States and Canada. Richard M. Joel is Yeshiva University’s president, while Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm served as chancellor until 2013. Joel is the first president of YU who is not a rabbi. The university’s past leaders include Dr. Bernard Revel, Dr. Samuel Belkin, and “The Rav,” Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. In April 2015 Moshael Straus was elected as Yeshiva University Board Chief. Straus, will succeed Henry Kressel, whose six years as the head of the university’s board overlapped with an era of “financial crisis” at the university. Straus, who currently serves as vice-chairman, has been a member of the board since 1998. His term began on July 1, 2015. The university has run an operating deficit for seven consecutive years. In 2014 it lost $84 million, and in 2013 suffered a loss of $64 million. In March 2015, the faculty of Yeshiva College passed a “no-confidence motion” against Richard Joel, the university president. Professor Gillian Steinberg, a member of the Yeshiva College executive committee, told The New York Jewish Week that the vote was meant to “signal donors in a meaningful way” and “indicate that the board of trustees is moving in the wrong direction.

In January 2016 the University disclosed that it will cede almost half of its $1 billion endowment to the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, as the medical college enters the separate joint venture with Montefiore Health System.

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