• Honors

  • Requirements

    Students interested in one of the Honors Programs must apply either directly from high school or while engaged in post-high-school study in Israel. All applicants to the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program at Stern College and the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College must have maintained a 90 average in high school and have earned a combined SAT score (critical reasoning and mathematics) of at least 1400 or an ACT Composite score of at least 32. All applicants to the Business Honors and Entrepreneurship Program at Syms School of Business generally meet the same admissions requirements but can be eligible with SAT scores of 1300 or ACT scores of 29, if they exhibit excellent academic achievement as well as evidence of significant entrepreneurship and leadership potential. All SATs must be taken prior to application deadlines. 

    Students should demonstrate a commitment to Yeshiva University's philosophy of Torah Umadda and exhibit leadership potential through their extracurricular activities and community involvement.

    Students admitted to the Honors Programs are also considered for the University's many undergraduate academic scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on past achievement, leadership potential and community service.

    Acceptance into the Honors Program and awards of academic scholarships are determined by the Honors Committee. Applicants are informed of the Honors Committee's decision independently from the general admission response. To be considered for the Honors Program, all components of the general application and Honors Program application must be completed by February 1, 2014.

    Obligations of Honors Students

    Students admitted to the Honors Programs have certain obligations additional to those of regular students at Yeshiva University.

    Transfer or Current Students

    Students who are transferring to YU from another college or who are already on campus at either Stern College for Women or Yeshiva College may apply to the Honors Program as continuing students. While these applicants are not eligible for academic scholarships, continuing students who are admitted to the program may enjoy all the academic and extracurricular benefits of the Honors Programs. To apply as a continuing student, applicants must contact the honors director for their college: Professor Cynthia Wachtell at Stern College for Women, Professor Gabriel Cwilich at Yeshiva College or Professor Avi Giloni at Syms School of Business.

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