Yeshiva University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University is a private research institution with four undergraduate campuses across New York City: the Wilf Campus, the Beren Campus, the Brookdale Center, and the Resnick Campus. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. A healthy student/faculty ratio supports students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. Yeshiva has arrangements with many institutions in Israel to facilitate study abroad. In athletics, the Yeshiva Maccabees play in NCAA Division III athletics.


  • Total Enrollment: 5,904 (2,682 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53 percent male/47 percent female
  • 97 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,900
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $12,500
  • Other Expenses: $5,400
  • Total Cost: $64,050

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89 percent
    • Loans: 37 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,853
    • Loans: $6,325

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Accounting; Psychology, General; Finance, General; and Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 17 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf
  • Women’s Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Soccer

Overview of Yeshiva University Admissions

Yeshiva University, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, Yeshiva University had an acceptance rate of 60%. For every 100 students who submitted applications, 60 students gained admission, making Yeshiva’s admissions procedure competitive.

SAT Requirements and Scores

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, 45% of admitted students provided SAT scores. This admissions data reveals that most of Yeshiva’s admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. 50% of admitted students scored between 580 and 700 on the evidence-based reading and writing part, while 25% scored under 580 and 25% scored over 700. 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 700 on the math part, while 25% scored under 560, and 25% scored over 700. Applicants with a cumulative SAT score of 1400 or higher will have a competitive advantage at Yeshiva University.

ACT Requirements and Scores

Throughout the 2018-19 admissions phase, 52% of admitted students provided ACT scores. This admissions data reveals that most of Yeshiva’s admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of admitted students to Yeshiva University received a cumulative ACT score between 22 and 30, while 25% scored over 30, and 25% scored under 22.


The median high school GPA of Yeshiva University’s incoming class was 3.49 in 2019, and over 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and over. Successful applicants to Yeshiva University have A and B grades primarily.

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Yeshiva University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Yeshiva University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati, Hofstra University, Temple University, Auburn University, Seton Hall University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Yeshiva University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Georgia, University of Connecticut, University of California, Irvine, Rochester Institute of Technology, American University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Drexel University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Yeshiva University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Villanova University, Binghamton University, Lehigh University, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas

Applying to Yeshiva University

Application Deadline: February 1

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