Yeshiva University: Narrative Description

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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees (Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women are coordinate undergraduate colleges of arts and sciences for men and women, respectively. Sy Syms School of Business offers programs at both campuses). Founded 1886. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $493 million. Research spending 2003-04: $102.1 million. Total enrollment: 5,998. Faculty: (235 full-time). 1,768 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 2,778 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 41 students, 37% women, 63% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 30 other countries, 1% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Fashion Institute of Technology (Stern College students only). Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $30,980 includes full-time tuition ($23,200), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($7330). College room only: $5275.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: dramatics societies, student newspapers, social action groups. Major annual events: Hanukkah Concert, Purim Chagiga, annual dramatics society's production. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Mendel Gottesman Library plus 6 others with 995,312 books and 9,760 serials. 142 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See New York University.

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