About Us

Everything you're looking for. More than you imagined.

Start Small.

Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW) prides itself on offering affordable academic excellence with Torah values. Our small classes foster close interactions between students and faculty, encouraging a spirit of academic curiosity. In our seminar-style classrooms, professors form academic relationships with their students. Our outstanding curriculum is matched only by the personalized resources we offer to help you become a competitive candidate in today’s job market; including an exceptional internship program that has placed students in the halls of Congress, top medical college research labs and the International Criminal Court of Justice at The Hague. Our interns and alumnae can also be found at the most coveted corporate addresses including Cantor Fitzgerald, Facebook, Google, Kenneth Cole, Forbes and Goldman Sachs.  

Think Big.

At the heart of Lander College for Women is the rigorous educational experience. Our supportive, challenging environment and our thought-provoking courses demonstrate our commitment to go above and beyond in preparing you for the career field of your choice, be it history or literature, psychology or business, biology or computer science. Our academic success is reflected in our graduates’ enviable record of acceptances to top graduate programs including the most competitive schools of dentistry, law and medicine.     

Focus on Growth.

At LCW, we offer unparalleled access to the Torah knowledge and thoughtful guidance of our Judaic studies faculty, including Dr. Susan Weissman, Rabbi Tzvi FlaumRabbi David Goldwasser, and other scholars. Your college—and its administration—will be one that respects and shares your expectations and standards. Our beautiful, state of the art dormitory is located on the Upper West Side, just a block and a half from the college building. Our student residence, busy with activities and enriched by our student residence directors and staff, make Lander College for Women a superb setting in which to pursue a stimulating college education. 

Find it Here.

We attract intellectually curious young Jewish women from all over the globe. Hailing from more than 25 states and 10 foreign countries, LCW students are a diverse group of Torah-imbued Jewish women who share your values, professional ambitions, and religious commitment. Our rigorous courses are designed to build critical thinking and problem solving skills. Our honors program provides additional opportunity for scholarly exploration. Our graduates—talented women who lead and contribute to their professions and their communities—reflect our focus on student success.