Tel Aviv University is a public university located in the Ramat Aviv neighborhood of Tel Aviv. With nearly 30,000 students in 2013, Tel Aviv University is Israel's largest university.
Established in 1956 with the merger of three schools - the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, the Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Jewish Studies - today Tel Aviv University is not only the largest university in Israel but also the biggest Jewish university in the world.
Its campus is located on approximately 220 acres in the Ramat Aviv section of Tel Aviv, the University boasts approximately 2,200 faculty members, over 100 departments and 90 research institutes, including the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies. Tel Aviv University offers numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, including in medicine, law, business administration, education, the arts, and the humanities.
In 2012, the Center for World University Rankings ranked Tel Aviv University 56th in the world and fourth in Israel in its world rankings. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2012 placed Tel Aviv University among the world's top 90 universities.