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 six thousand students are enrolled at YU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to YU. A score between 1640 - 2040 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 29 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 3.71 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 82 percent with 66 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall YU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Yeshiva University was reported as 82.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,580 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 SAT Scores: 1640 - 2040
  • YU ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • YU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.71

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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Yeshiva University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 62.6%
  • 2010-2011: 71.7%
  • 2011-2012: 69.4%
  • 2012-2013: 84.0%
  • 2013-2014: 82.2%
  • Projected YU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 77.9%

How Does YU Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for YU is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Barnard College20.5%
College of Mount Saint Vincent73.1%
American Musical and Dramatic Academy26.0%
Marymount Manhattan College74.6%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to YU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 680
Math550 - 690
Writing540 - 670
Total Score1640 - 2040
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math22 - 29
Composite Score23 - 29
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