Yeshiva University has grown from a small yeshiva offering some secular education to Jews on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1886 to a prestigious, multifaceted institution that integrates the knowledge of Western civilization and the rich treasures of Jewish culture.
March 1928 Yeshiva College, the first college of liberal arts and sciences under Jewish auspices, is established.
Some of the world's leading minds make their home in Yeshiva University's classrooms. Beyond a commitment to research and writing, YU faculty members and Roshei Yeshiva [professors of Talmud] engage and inspire their students, drawing them into a continuing pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. They value close interactions with their students and the opportunity to engage with students outside the classroom setting, whether it's meeting informally to continue a discussion started in the classroom or collaborating in the laboratory on new research.
Research at Yeshiva University is a collaborative process in every sense of the word and a testament to our dedication and commitment to continue as a vibrant research community. Whether it's our faculty of scholars and scientists who publish often and include undergraduates in their research, or students engaging one another through scientific inquiry, the results are undeniable: our students develop powerful analytical skills while contributing to new thinking and discovery.
The goal of the Career Center is to educate and empower you to succeed at every stage of your career. We offer a range of programs and resources to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni - from personalized counseling and career planning to the latest professional search technologies.
The Office of Student Life is dedicated to making each Yeshiva University student's undergraduate experience as positive as possible.
We strive to meet your needs from before your arrival on campus until graduation day and beyond. Whether it is helping you manage your educational, social, or general welfare, or planning fun-filled and exciting events, we offer many different services to help you meet your needs.
Our mission is to serve as a guide and a resource to each and every member of the student body, and assist you in maximizing your potential as part of the YU community.
The Office of University Housing and Residence Life is here to ensure that your college experience is pleasant and rewarding. We will work toward your goals for success and academic achievement in a number of ways, and we will provide you with a comfortable and safe environment for study, spiritual growth, relaxation and fun.We want you to be an active part of our community and will work to sustain a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation and friendship. This spirit permeates each floor and building in University housing, enriching your whole college experience.
Yeshiva University is home to an extensive collection of Sephardic Books and research materials which are housed at The Mendel Gottesman Library at The Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, NY.
Our mission is to assist the Yeshiva University community by providing technology solutions to our faculty, staff, and students in support of teaching, research, and administration. The pages of our website provide specific details about our operations, how-to documents on numerous IT services, and contact information.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel administers the Student Health Program and offers care to graduate and undergraduate students for episodic illnesses and minor injuries on campus, at no cost to the student. The health clinic is open for walk-in care during regular business hours. Medical care is provided by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner under the supervision of a physician.
Our Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, Beren Campus in midtown Manhattan and Brookdale Center in Greenwich Village are staffed by security guards. Guards are posted in all YU buildings as well as in security booths around the campuses. In addition, security officer coverage is provided for all the residence halls on the three campuses 24 hours a day when school is in session. No one without a valid Yeshiva University ID or guest pass is allowed into school buildings or residence halls.
Yeshiva University’s athletic department sponsors 14 varsity sports, including 8 men’s sports (baseball, basketball, cross-country, fencing, soccer, tennis, volleyball and wrestling) and 7 women’s sports (basketball, cross-country, fencing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball). The department also has a full spectrum of intramural and recreational opportunities available to students in the University’s state-of-the-art fitness centers.
The Yeshiva College Student Association (YCSA) represents the students of Yeshiva College. It aims to maximize the potential of each student by enhancing their experience at Yeshiva College and the Yeshiva University Community. YCSA coordinates and encourages all student activities within the scope of Yeshiva College, providing for the promotion of students' interests. YCSA oversees more than thirty clubs, ranging from the Economics Club to the Physics Club, from the student publication The Clarion to the Student Holocaust Education Movement.
Yeshiva University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.