Yeshiva University was named #76 on the National Universities list of the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges Ranking, rising from #97 in 2020. The new rankings reflect enhancements in several institutional areas. The school also ranks #54 in the category of Best Value Schools.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings of 1,400 colleges and universities are based on 17 indicators, including faculty resources, student outcomes, institutional reputation and alumni giving. Yeshiva University’s new ranking benefited from its small class size, with 65.3% of classes containing fewer than 20 students, allowing students to have more opportunities to engage directly with faculty. The University’s retention and graduation rates similarly are strong, and faculty holding terminal degrees also are counted favorably.
“Over the past year, we have bolstered our efforts to further enhance our course offerings, introduce new programs, engage with our alumni, as well as build additional opportunities with our alumni, faculty, and students to continue growth in the University,” said Dr. Selma Botman, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We take pride in our exceptional faculty and outstanding students and appreciate the dedicated support of our alumni. Yeshiva University faculty provide a premier education for our undergraduate and graduate students— they are dedicated and innovative—ensuring that graduates are prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, said, “By strengthening our offerings, faculty and student body and focusing on our strategic priorities, we have positioned ourselves for significant growth. The rise in the rankings is an expression of a broader story about our progress and momentum. I am very excited about our future and look forward to continued growth.”