Students interested in one of the Honors Programs must apply either directly from high school or while engaged in post-high-school study in Israel. All applicants should meet the following criteria:A commitment to the mission of the Honors Programs and Yeshiva University
- Honors students are committed to Yeshiva University’s mission of Torah U-Madda and the undergraduate dual curriculum of Jewish and secular studies
- Honors students commit to participate in all aspects of the Honors Program, from courses to extracurricular activities, research experiences, and internships.
- The average GPA for our Honors acceptees is a 95
- The average SAT scores for our Honors acceptees is a 1450
- The average ACT scores for our Honors acceptees is a 33
- Honors students have generally challenged them consistently in high level courses (including Advanced Placement college-level courses)
- Many Honors students have worked on an independent project or internship outside of the classroom. These include: Summer research programs in the sciences, humanities, or Jewish studies
- Internships at businesses or practics
- Entrepreneurial initiatives
- Honors students often participate in multiple academic and/or athletic teams or activities and usually lead at least one.
- Honors students generally write essays that are error-proof and reflect sophisticated and critical responses to the prompts
- Honors students typically respond to questions in their interview with thoughtful and complex answers
- Students have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial and leadership experience