Yeshiva University (YU)

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Yeshiva University can be found in New York, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About five thousand students are enrolled at YU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to YU. A score between 1150 - 1390 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the YU average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 55 percent with 60 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall YU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Yeshiva University was reported as 55.4% in Fall 2020 with over 1,660 college applications submitted to YU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • YU ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • YU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Yeshiva University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Yeshiva University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Yeshiva University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.7%
  • 2017-2018: 62.8%
  • 2018-2019: 60.3%
  • 2019-2020: 55.4%
  • Projected YU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 53.5%

How Does YU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for YU is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Manhattan School of Music35.5%
Barnard College11.8%
College of Mount Saint Vincent92.2%
Marymount Manhattan College79.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to YU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 700
Math560 - 690
Total Score1150 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 33
Math23 - 30
Composite Score24 - 30
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