IDC Herzliya was first established in 1994, as a private research university modelled off the universities of the US Ivy League system, many of whom IDC Herzliya collaborate with regularly.
The university is based in Herzliya, six miles north of Tel-Aviv, one of the largest and most prosperous cities in Israel. The city is a major tourist destination with a large student population, with a huge amount to offer young people from around the world.
The university is based on a large campus on the site of a former Israeli Air Force base. As time has passed the university has grown rapidly, and has a significant number of international students in its student body.
IDC Herzliya also plays host to a wide range of modern recreational and academic facilities, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, study lounges, libraries, a sports field, games rooms and a café/bistro. The university also works hard to ensure that the religious needs of its diverse student body are met, and prayer rooms are widespread across the campus.
IDC Herzliya maintains a number of academic departments covering a range of subjects, including computer science, law, business, communications, economic and psychology among others, as well as a dedicated international school.
The university also regularly works with world-renowned institutions in the US in order to ensure the quality of its teaching and facilities.
IDC Herzliya is able to boast of a number of famous alumni, despite its young age. They include Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot and journalist Steven Sotloff.