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Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City, with six campuses in New York and one in Israel. Founded in 1886, it is a research university.

Location

Address
500 W 185th St
City
New York
State
NY

Contact Information

Phone
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2850
Total Graduate enrollment
3884
In State Tuition Fees
36600
Out State Tuition Fees
36600
ACT Score
28
SAT Score
1360
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.5
Male Female Ratio
54:46
Acceptance Rate
47%
Student Faculty Ratio
6:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Urban
Colors
Grey Black Blue
Conference
Skyline

College History

History

The University 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.citation needed 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.citation needed 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 December 2012, the President of the University apologized over allegations that two rabbis at the college's high school campus abused boys there in the late 1970s and early �80s. Investigations into these allegations by The Jewish Daily Forward and a law firm hired by the university found "multiple instances in which the university either failed to appropriately act to protect the safety of its students or did not respond to the allegations at all." These allegations led to a 380 million dollar lawsuit by former students.

College Specialty

Specialty

By convening the resources of Yeshiva University, the Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) aspires to: Infuse the student body with a spirit of leadership and a sense of responsibility to the Jewish people and society in general Build, cultivate and support communities and their lay and rabbinic leaders Create a global movement that promotes the values of Yeshiva University

Alumni

Alumni

Yaakov Lemmer, Chazzan Jeff Ballabon, American lawyer Saul Berman, American scholar and founder and director of Edah Samuel J. Danishefsky, Professor of Chemistry at Columbia University and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York Dr. Howard Dean, (M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Dr. Dickstein, (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Professor Laurence Dreyfus, Bach Scholar and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford Rabbi Dr. Seth Farber Adam Ferziger Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel Professor Hillel Furstenberg, American-Israeli mathematician Professor Ari L. Goldman Baruch Goldstein, perpetrator of the Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre Gary Gruber, Author, physicist, testing expert, educator Lucy Kaplansky, American singer-songwriter Aaron Klein, New York Times bestselling author, WABC radio host, journalist Daniel Kurtzer, former United States Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Rudolph Leibel, (M.D., Class of 1967), awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005), Scientist at Columbia University whose co-discovery at Rockefeller University of the hormone leptin, and cloning of the leptin and leptin receptor genes, has had a major role in the area of understanding human obesity Matthew Levitt Nat Lewin, American lawyer Rabbi Dr. Moses Mescheloff Rabbi David Nesenoff, filmmaker and journalist Chaim Potok Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt Nachum Segal, Radio Host Sheldon Silver, NY State Speaker Leonard Susskind, the Felix Bloch professor of physics at Stanford University Joseph Telushkin, American rabbi, lecturer, and author Daniel Wise, mathematician Ari Zoldan, Technology and Business Analyst, Political Correspondent, and TV Personality

Campus

Campus

Urban

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