Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University
Private university in New York City.

It was established in 1886 as Yeshiva Eitz Chaim; in 1915 it merged with a Jewish theological seminary. Today the university is independent, although its curriculum emphasizes Jewish culture and history. Yeshiva consists of a liberal arts college, a college for women, a college of Hebraic studies, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as schools of Judaic studies, Talmudic studies, business, law (the Cardozo School), social work, education, and graduate studies, among others.

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      private, coeducational institution of higher learning in New York, New York, U.S. It is a comprehensive research university comprising six undergraduate schools and seven graduate or professional schools at the Main Campus in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, the Midtown Center in Manhattan's Murray Hill area, the Brookdale Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in the Bronx. The university is made up of Yeshiva College (for men), Stern College for Women, Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies, James Striar School of General Judaic Studies, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva Program/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School, Harry Fischel School for Higher Jewish Studies, and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. English and Hebrew are the languages of instruction. The university offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs; about 20 undergraduate majors are coeducational, while some are for men only and others only for women. All undergraduates study Jewish culture and civilization. Students may study abroad at the university's Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. Yeshiva University is home to research institutions including the Irwin S. and Sylvia Chanin Institute for Cancer Research and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Center for Research in Mental Retardation and Human Development, both based at Einstein College of Medicine. Total enrollment is approximately 7,000.

      The school was established in 1886 as Yeshiva Eitz Chaim, an elementary school of Talmudic (Talmud and Midrash) studies on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which in 1915 merged with Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (founded 1896). With the founding of Yeshiva College in 1928, the school introduced liberal arts programs, and a year later it moved to Washington Heights. Graduate study was first offered in 1935. University status was achieved in 1945.

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