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  • 04/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Jews who love Torah and know that it is important nowadays to have a college degree to ultimately benefit humanity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend a day in your morning program, see if you feel comfortable. If you do not enjoy what your are doing in the morning, then college (YU in particular) will lead to a head of gray. It's Torah U'Madda (Torah and secular knowledge), only with a solid Torah foundation can you truly succeed in everything else. That being the case, make sure your in the right spot during the morning hours.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are interested in the medical, psychological, business, or law field while balancing your yeshiva courses; Then YU is worth every penny!

    Am enjoying being here

    Great Rabbeim! Great Professors! Modest Campus! Delicious Kosher Food! Nice Dorm...what's not to like?

    Am learning a lot

    With Judaic studies in the morning and secular courses in the afternoon, your day is filled with inspiring and useful information.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very good security, but you are living in nyc.

    Clubs and Activities

    many, many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    jewish students who are interested in learning more about their heritage.

    Bang for the buck

    yeshiva university is a very expensive private school, but they offer generous aid, particularly to talented students.

    What to do for fun

    the sky is the limit as long as you have an unlimited budget. living in nyc, you will have access to broadway shows, concerts, clubs, restaurants, amazing museums, and every kind of shopping possible. there are also many parties, clubs, and activities sponsored by the school.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great. all the cafeterias offer kosher food.

    Dorm Life

    first year students (women's division) stay in a high rise dorm in midtown manhattan a few blocks from macy's. there is a very friendly, camp-like atmosphere in these dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    yeshiva university has an honors program for students who score at least 700 on both the math and english part of the sat. this allows students to take special courses and participate in stimulating educational and cultural opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus to make sure you are comfortable with city life. the men's division has a bigger and more central campus than the women's division.

    In three sentences

    yeshiva university has a men and women's division. it is a small liberal arts college with a strong jewish foundation. all students are required to take classes in judaic studies as well as a traditional load of secular classes.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of Jews can attend; the community appears to be diverse and welcoming!

    Tips for prospective students

    The faculty at YU are extremely warm and helpful to prospective students. If you have a question, just email or call!

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I have heard good things from friends who go here

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus doesn't have the best security but the NYPD patrols the campus. So that makes us feel more safe.

    Greek Life

    There is one fraternity on campus: Alpha Epsilon Pi. They are about to receive their charter this month.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some OK clubs and activities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Orthodox Jewish upbringing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is an all guys campus and there is a sister campus in Midtown. There is also a free shuttle that you can sign up for that takes you between the two campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    Not really the best place to go for the price they charge.

    What to do for fun

    Your in New York City, so there is a lot to do. Lots of museums, historical sites, bars, and other college campuses to visit.

    Food and Dining

    The food is OK. Nothing to brag about, but they have some good food sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not great here. Most people move off campus after the first or second semester of being here.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the degrees here are difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you already know your major get in contact with a current student at YU before pick your schedule. Ask them which teachers to take. Otherwise you might get stuck with a very bad teacher.

    In three sentences

    The duel program is extremely challenging and time constraining. The professors aren't the best, but they are good. The social life on campus isn't that great.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    NYC is the best backyard!

    Food and Dining

    THere is a dining program which includes cafeteria meals and restaurant vouchers.

    Dorm Life

    There are several options to choose from - single room suites, four beds in a room, and upper classmen have an apartment option.

    Academic Rigor

    High level of academic rigor

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the wonderful courses offerred

    In three sentences

    Stern College is a great school for orthodox woman!I highly recommend it from a social and academic perspective. Faculty relationships are superb!

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play sports and discover the city!

    Food and Dining

    A bit repetitive and cafeteria is not open enough hours.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very warm and active. Lots of activities happening on every floor. Awesome RAs. After freshman year, leave the Brookdale dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Tear one, rated 49 in the country. Extremely rigorous, dual curriculum as well. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    Tips for prospective students

    -get that SAT score! -look up the teachers before you take their course -if you plan to major in medecine, prepare for sleepless nights

    In three sentences

    YU is a great private university for those with a passion for Judaism who seek an excellent secular education as well. YU is located in the heart of NYC and campus life is anything but dull. There is a great sense of pride and warmth at every corner.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great! Everyone checks in with security and impenetrable fortress of dorms.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't joined any yet, so unknown. Poetry club will be awesome though.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY! But people not Jewish might feel kinda weird, since everyone else is.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We're Jewish, haha.

    Bang for the buck

    For an out of state college? It's great! Especially if you're in Honors.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out, do homework, join clubs, go to events, or exercise.

    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS no matter what you like or any dietary restrictions. And the cafcard has $50 towards restaurants!

    Dorm Life

    So fun! EVents all the time (and free food!)

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes, very intense or very balanced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get roommates you like! And ask current students which classes have the best teachers.

    In three sentences

    A warm, welcoming community of wonderful and creative people. The best decision I've made in my life. Free enough to do what you want, without being forced to party when you don't want to.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 14

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go to after school events

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what you're majoring in. Some majors are extremely difficult while some are in the normal difficulty range.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Career Center

    In three sentences

    Friendly people. Delicious food. Great resources.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    10 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very Safe.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    They got a bunch, and it is easy to create more if you want to take the initiative.

    Bang for the buck

    They keep things updated but you really don't have time to use everything.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out, go downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Always ready on time, and decent, price is outrageous though.

    Dorm Life

    All boys dorm, since it is a religious school, so don't expect the classical party life movies portray.

    Academic Rigor

    You can make the courses you take easy or hard, it is up to you to find out which professor you are dealing with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, and budget your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    I had a very enjoyable time in this institution. I got a great education, met my wife here, and made lifelong relationships. One thing that was quite difficult, is with the dual curriculum, it is not so easy to get internships and explore career options in the real world, even with being located in NYC.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs, and if you can't find one that matches your interests, you can always create your own if you can find like-minded students.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in Judaism

    Bang for the buck

    YU is pretty expensive but if you can get financial aid or scholarships, it is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    YU is in Manhattan, just a short distance from shopping, Broadway, Central Park, and a variety of museums.

    Food and Dining

    The food selection isn't that great and many students find it difficult to find what to eat on a daily basis.

    Dorm Life

    There are 4 dorm buildings, one of which has a caf store on the ground floor with food and other necessities. The social scene varies by dorm, but it's easy to find one that suits you. There are two dorm buildings with single rooms, one building with shared rooms, and one building for seniors with luxury 4 or 6 person apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    YU has an intense double workload that can be stressful at times, but it's rewarding and you end up learning a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to attend YU, figure out how to pay for tuition well in advance because it can be pricy. Also, make sure to talk to current students and alumni to see what advice you can get specifically for you.

    In three sentences

    Yeshiva University is a great place for Jewish students, both religious and non-religious. The academics, professors, and social scene fit a variety of students. Located in Manhattan, it is also close to a lot of cultural attractions.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since we are in the heart of Manhattan and are a Jewish school, we have top-notch security that coordinates with the NYPD.

    Greek Life

    Nearly nonexistent

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of options

    Great for these types of students

    -Academic -Ambitious -PreMed, English, Business -Jewishly involved

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive but worth it if you are getting a good major and work hard

    What to do for fun

    Go to Central Park; The Metropolitan Musuem of Art; a lot of shopping; movies; times square; bars/restaurants

    Food and Dining

    A lot of food is overpriced

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult; must be prepared to manage your time well

    Tips for prospective students

    -Look for scholarships! -Get involved on campus -Go to the career center

    In three sentences

    Amazing School with great secular and Jewish studies. There are also great teachers and class options, and good connections through the career center.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty good. As a Jewish institution in middle of NYC, YU is a target for security threats but there are many security guards at all stations on campus and they have a good system in place for alerting students of any potential security threats.

    Greek Life

    None existent

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something going on each and every night- from the medical ethics society to sci-fi club, each student is sure to find something that interests them. Some events are co-ed and on YU campus which many students take advantage of. Since there are many clubs with few members, it's not too difficult to get a leadership position which is a great resume booster.

    Great for these types of students

    Science students (premeds who want to do research and apply to Einstein). Business students- have the opportunity to network and meet with alumni. People going into Jewish education, People who are social , highly academic and want a Jewish environment,

    Bang for the buck

    The school is an extremely expensive private college and avg tuition with dorming amounts to $40,000 plus. At the same time the EC and academic opportunities at YU are singular and generous scholarships are given on an academic and financial basis. No where else can you get this experience so it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    If you're in NYC; take advantage! YU run events also appeal to a variety of students since there are a range of programs.

    Food and Dining

    Students often complain that there's not enough selection in the caf. One dining room has better selection than the other and being able to use your caf card at local restaurants in convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but I've heard mixed things from friends/ classmates. It's definitely convenient and adds to the social environment but can be distracting. It's important to have room mates that have similar hygiene and sleep schedules as yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely more rigorous and academic than expected. Between the Judaic and secular requirements it's quite a workload and hard to juggle academics with e.c activities but can be managed with a lot of organization. Studying in advance is a must b/c taking so many credits is challenging- no matter how smart you are!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with older students that can give you advise about which professors to take and can guide you in your career path; it's imperative. Don't play into the competitiveness- especially in the sciences and just focus on doing your personal best. Find your niche and explore your strengths early on.

    In three sentences

    YU is a school that has many academic, social, and career opportunities. It has a close nit network of contacts and is an excellent resource for students in the sciences and business. The Jewish environment gives it a familiar, homey feel and the small student: teacher ratio make it a top choice.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 14

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    YU offers a variety of different clubs.

    What to do for fun

    Yeshiva University has many clubs that are open to everyone from the school.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten only several time at the school's cafeteria and it was delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but my friends who do tell me that it is a great place and very clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the school gives the opportunities, the student must be the one who achieves the goals on his/her own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get advice from professionals in the chosen field before many any rash decisions yourself.

    In three sentences

    Yeshiva University is a welcoming school that has many opportunities in almost any field. In addition, the faculty members are most helpful. Moreover, Yeshiva University opens many doors for many pre-med students who apply to medical schools.