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Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) is a private Jewish institution located in New York City, New York. It is highly regarded for its Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as its Yeshiva Law School. Plus, its programs specific to Jewish studies are well known. Notable alumni include acclaimed author Chaim Potok, award-winning mathematician Hillel Furstenberg, and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.
Ranked 86 in the nation, YU’s acceptance rate is 67%, and its graduation rate is 82.1%. Undergraduate tuition is $47,500 per year, plus fees; graduate tuition is $35,100 per year, plus fees. YU offers over 65 undergraduate programs and more than 25 graduate programs. A total of 5,524 students are enrolled. YU follows a semester-based academic calendar.
YU is divided into three undergraduate colleges, located across Manhattan: Yeshiva College, the Stern College for Women, and the Sy Syms School of Business. Students can ride a university shuttle between campuses. The university also has a campus in Israel, where more than 600 students study through the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program each year. Freshmen are required to live on campus. Students can participate in over 100 organizations and clubs. The Yeshiva Maccabees compete in the NCAA Division III Skyline Conference. Regular Shabbat programs are offered on and off campus with guest speakers, social programs, and meals for students. To keep up with the latest campus news, students enjoy campus publications, including the newspapers, The Commentator and The Observer. Off campus, students can explore New York City’s wide array of cultural sites, historic landmarks, restaurants, and entertainment.
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