Yeshiva University Profile


Yeshiva University, founded in 1886, is a private, comprehensive university. In an environment that supports the totality of Jewish life, undergraduates are guided toward philosophical and ethical insights and the development of a lifelong commitment to learning and community involvement. Students pursue liberal arts, sciences and preprofessional and business curricula together with Jewish studies programs tailored to individual interests. Its facilities are located at three centers in Manhattan and one in the Bronx.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 70% of 1,818 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: February 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.47
SAT Math: 540-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 540-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 540-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 22-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $55,078
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $36,500
Room and Board: $10,750
Average Percent of Need Met: 88%
Average Freshman Award:  $28,296
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $21,654


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 985
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-59 students: 1% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline April 15 Final deadline May 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002903: Free

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