Yeshiva University ranks high

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (JTA) — Yeshiva University’s doctoral research schools recently were ranked with Ivy League stalwarts Harvard, Princeton and Yale as among the best in the nation. In its 2002 rankings of the top 50 institutions of higher learning, U.S. News & World Report rated Yeshiva as No. 42 overall, behind Lehigh and ahead of Tulane. That listing was no accident: With $144 million in research funding and a healthy $930 million endowment, Yeshiva not only serves as the banner institution of modern Orthodoxy but as a top-tier, powerhouse university. And a $400 million capital spending fund raising campaign launched in the spring of 2001 had taken in $337 million through September. Now in its 116th year, Yeshiva boasts a 4,714-member faculty and 6,940 students. The class of 2000-2003 breaks down to 2,798 undergraduates; 3,191 graduates and post-grads; 409 rabbinical students in the affiliated Rabbi Elchanan Theological Seminary, or RIETS; and 542 at Yeshiva-run high schools. Yeshiva and its main affiliates span six locations around New York City. At the heart of the campus on New York City’s Upper West Side is the eponymous college for men, which combines secular studies in the liberal arts and sciences with Torah studies, and the mid-town Stern College for women. Specialized schools include the Sy Syms School of Business; the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law; the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies; the Wurzweiler School of Social Work; the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; and the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration. Yeshiva’s related institutions include the RIETS rabbinical school; three high schools; and the Yeshiva University Museum. Major hospitals and health care facilities tied to Yeshiva include the Beth Israel Medical Center and the Montefiore Medical Center. The school conferred 2,047 degrees in 2002, and claims 48,000 alumni. □

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