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Yeshiva College

Pursue a rigorous education program that combines liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional studies with the study of Torah and Jewish heritage.


Founded in 1928 as the undergraduate college of liberal arts and science for men of Yeshiva University, Yeshiva College embodies a unique mission: to combine Jewish learning with the study of Western and worldwide culture. Our students pursue a rigorous education program that combines liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional studies with the study of Torah and Jewish heritage. We provide academic majors in multiple disciplines, all leading to the BA degree.


Admissions Requirements

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

Admissions Requirements


Israel Program

The S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program (SDAIP) is an educational partnership between Yeshiva University and more than 41 yeshivot and seminaries in Israel.

Learn more about YC’s Israel Program here

Israel Program


Financial Aid

YU is committed to helping our Yeshiva 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


Accepted Students

Welcome to Yeshiva 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

Dr. Karen Bacon earned her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Stern College for Women and served as valedictorian of her graduating class. She earned her doctorate in microbiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and did post-doctoral research both at UCLA and at Indiana University. 

A trend-setter, Dr. Bacon was appointed as the first Stern College alumna to be granted a full-time appointment at Yeshiva College, where she served for two years as Assistant Professor of Biology. Dr. Bacon has been Dean of Stern College for Women since 1977, and in 2015 she was appointed The Mordecai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of the Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In this enlarged role she also serves as the Dean of Yeshiva College and is working to unite the faculty on curricular initiatives, academic policies and research collaborations.

Dr. Bacon has co-authored articles in scientific journals and books including the Journal of Bacteriology and the Journal of Ultrastructure Research. Other work include "A Biochemical Response to a Halakhic Challenge: The Case of the Ethiopian Jews" which appeared in the Torah U-Madda Journal, "Women and Jewish Education" in Tradition Magazine, and "Yeshiva University: A Model for Undergraduate Science Research" published in CUR Quarterly.

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 Yeshiva 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.

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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

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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