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Yeshiva University

New York, United States


Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Political Science, Technology

Popular Courses

Fall and Spring



Acceptance Rate

7 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

53 : 47

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Yeshiva University is a private university founded in 1886. It is the first university in the country to offer higher education. In 1954 it welcomed Stern College for Women, the first liberal arts college for women in the country under Jewish aegis. Also in 1962, the School of Social Work was renamed the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. This university founded the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hospital in 1966 and turned it into the first university-funded hospital in New York City. On June 26, 2014, the Middle State Commission on Higher Education, which accredits the university, "reconfirmed the accreditation" but requested a progress report "providing evidence that student  assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning " be used". This was accepted by the commission on November 17, 2016. In January 2016, the university announced plans to transfer nearly half of its $1 billion endowment to Albert Einstein College of Medicine as the medical school forms a separate joint venture with Montefiore Health System. It is affiliated with NAICU. It is ranked at #68 in National Universities, at #33 in Best Value Schools and at #297 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Yeshiva University consists of four campuses in New York City. Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Centre and the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. Each campus offers students a variety of services, including canteens, housing, and sports facilities. Additionally, this university offers a four-campus library system that benefits students by providing them with a variety of educational tools and resources. Yeshiva University has an international campus in Israel and many students spend the first year of their education on this campus. Yeshiva University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through its eleven schools. The programs are offered both online and on campus. The university offers more than 65 majors and undergraduate majors in business, languages, culture, and psychology. More than 25 graduate programs are offered by Yeshiva University. Some of the courses offered here are Sciences, Business, Computer Science and Engineering, Leadership, Economics, Data Science and Analytics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Political Science, Technology, Cyber Security, Performing Arts, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, History, English, Biology, Music, Risk Management.

Accomplishments and Alumni

Yeshiva University Medical Ethics Society (MES) Medical Ethics Society (MES) is a student-run organisation of Yeshiva University that was founded  in the fall of 2005 by students with the help of the Centre for the Jewish Future with the aim of improving education and the to advance the conscience of the Jews. Medical ethics in the university itself and in society in general. In the early years, the group organised a campus lecture program  by experts in the field of medical ethics and Halacha. Topics covered included stem cell research, cloning, resuscitation orders, genetic testing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and birth control. They also organise genetic testing events to combat the high incidence of various genetic diseases in the Jewish community. The Society hosts events throughout the year, including an annual conference focused on a selected medical ethics topic. The events are open to anyone interested in learning more about Jewish medical ethics. Some of the notable alumni are David Samson (Baseball executive), Eddie Huang (Restaurateur and writer), Max Stern (Businessman). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

More than 5,319 students from all over the world are enrolled at the university, including 2,668 undergraduate students and 2,651 graduate students. In addition, more than 500 international students from 50 different nations are enrolled at the university. The number of students at this university in spring 2020 was 2,687 students and 2,651 postgraduates. PwC, Deloitte, EY, NCSY and other companies recruit graduates from Yeshiva University. 

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