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Stern College for Women

Pursue a dual curriculum in liberal arts and sciences and Jewish Studies, rooted in the tradition of Torah Umadda.

Welcome!

Founded in 1954 with a major gift from Max Stern, president of Hartz Mountain Products, Stern College for Women is a pioneer in the field of women's education. We offer women the unprecedented opportunity to earn their bachelor's degree in the arts and sciences and immerse themselves in rigorous Jewish studies at the same time, in the same place. Rooted in our tradition of Torah Umadda, our programs are committed to timeless values and cutting-edge scholarship. Our nurturing campus empowers each student to claim her own voice and forge her own path; and our enviable record of success, with alumnae going on to top graduate programs and outstanding careers. We take pride in the richness of our curriculum, with excellence in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and are especially well known for educating women in the sciences and mathematics.

Academic Integrity

Dear Stern College Students:

Academic integrity is at the core of all intellectual pursuits. We outline here the university-wide policy on academic integrity that was adopted in December 2018 and updated in June 2020.  It provides a clear definition of what is considered cheating and plagiarism and sets forth penalties for those who do not live up to these standards in class assignments and exams. As you will find in reading this statement of policy, the penalties for violating academic integrity standards are severe. For your part, you are responsible for knowing and abiding by the detailed policy outlined below. As dean of Stern College, I am responsible for enforcing these guidelines. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Stern College is a model of academic integrity for the larger Jewish and academic communities.

Sincerely,
Karen Bacon
The Mordechai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Yeshiva University

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Admissions Requirements

To apply as an undergraduate applicant, view our admissions and application requirements here.

Admissions Requirements

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Academic Support

Need help to enhance your academic skills, guidance concerning career options or just someone to talk to about questions you may have? The University provides you with a variety of support services.

Whether you need help to enhance your academic skills, guidance concerning career options or just someone to talk to about questions you may have, the University provides you with a variety of services to support you in your academic, personal and professional development.

As a Stern College student, you should always feel free to make use of these services. Discover the support centers and offices available to you.

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Financial Aid

YU is committed to helping our Stern College students with financial aid. To be considered for aid, learn about your options at the Office of Student Finance and fill out an application.

Financial Aid

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Accepted Students

Welcome to Stern College! As a new student at Yeshiva University, welcome to our community, and we invite you to take a look at this site for valuable information and resources.

Learn more about student life.

Accepted Students

Helpful Information

Prestigious universities are measured by the research productivity of their faculty, the successes of their alumni, the size of their endowments and the weight of their ivy.

Here at Stern College for Women, we can point to some very impressive statistics on all these counts, save the ivy index. But we also pride ourselves on much more.

The commitment of our entire student body to the study of primary texts in Hebrew and Aramaic is unheard of in higher education in America. The number of our women engaged in community service is enviable. And the percentage of our students majoring, doing research and publishing in nontraditional fields for women, such as the physical and mathematical sciences, competes favorably with the percentages at much larger institutions.

Stern College is alive with the sounds of voices from all over the United States and the world. These women are attracted by our unmatched Jewish Studies program; our ambitious offering in the humanities, social and natural sciences; and our involvement with the culture of New York which is our campus.

All of this is coupled with opportunities to contribute to and learn from communities as distant from campus as Guatemala and Thailand through our service-learning options.

If you see yourself as someone committed to Jewish studies, to academic achievement, to being part of a network of women who are developing themselves as leaders, movers and shakers, then you belong at Stern College. We look forward to adding your voice to our joyous euphony.

Karen Bacon, PhD
The Mordecai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean
Undergraduate Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean

Don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to help you get to know YU and Stern College, and remember that we're here to answer any questions you might have as you begin the undergraduate admissions process.

Contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions about undergraduate admission.

Email at yuadmit@yu.edu
Call us at 646-592-4440
Text us at 646-362-7247

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Due to ongoing concerns regarding the coronavirus, and out of an abundance of care and concern for the health and safety of our community, all on-campus visits are halted until further notice. We would love to offer you a virtual information session. To schedule, please contact yuadmit@yu.edu.

Schedule a Visit

You've heard about Yeshiva University, but how well do you really know us? The best aspects of the YU experience have to be experienced in person to be appreciated - the quality of our teaching, the warmth of our community, the energy of our beit midrash. Visiting our campus is the best way to get a feel for the vibrant community life and unique atmosphere of Yeshiva University. Prospective students are encouraged to explore the Women's Beren Campus in midtown Manhattan and the Men's Wilf Campus in Washington Heights. Spend some time in our classrooms. Meet our students and professors. Find out for yourself what makes a YU education an experience like no other.

Until we can physically host you we encourage you to explore Yeshiva University with a Virtual Visit!

Your virtual visit might include:

  • Speaking with one of our student tour guides about campus
  • Learning more about the academic and extracurricular opportunities for you at Yeshiva University with an Admissions Officer
  • Having your admissions interview
  • Virtually meeting faculty and Rabbeim or administrators in your areas of interest

To learn more about visiting our campuses, click here.

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