Yeshiva University is a private university in New York City
, with six campuses in New York
and one in Israel
. Founded in 1886, it is a research university ranked as 45th in the US among national universities by U.S. News & World
Report in 2012. It also ranked as 68th in the world by The Times Higher Education in 2011 and among 400 in world by THES—QS World University Rankings.
Yeshiva University’s undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Syms School of Business "offer a unique dual curriculum inspired by the Modern Orthodox Judaism philosophy of Torah Umadda ("Torah and secular knowledge") combining the finest, contemporary academic education with the timeless teachings of Torah.”
Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and other graduate and professional schools promote a “dual emphasis on professional excellence and personal ethics.”Yeshiva University is an independent institution chartered by New York State.It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by several professional agencies.
The University's main campus, Wilf Campus, is located in Washington Heights. A 1928 plan to build a spacious Moorish Revival campus around several gardens and courtyards was cancelled by the Great Depression of 1929 after only one building had been erected. Building continued after the Depression in modern style and by the acquisition of existing neighborhood buildings.
In the past 122 years, Yeshiva University has expanded to comprise some twenty colleges, schools, affiliates, centers, and institutions, with several affiliated hospitals and health care institutions. It has campuses and facilities in Manhattan
(Washington Heights, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village
), the Bronx
, and Israel.
Student life :
Yeshiva University maintains four campuses in New York City: