Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a historic, small New England city about two hours north of New York. A total of approximately 12,300 students attend Yale University’s three component parts – Yale College (which is the undergraduate institution), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and ten professional schools.
Today, most Americans probably think of Yale in terms of undergraduate experience. However, Yale University is also a highly esteemed research university, having produced Nobel laureates in economics, physics, chemistry, and medicine. Yale University is also home to several world-renowned art collections and libraries.
Yale University has a long tradition of public service, with faculty, officers, and alumni who have served (and continue to serve) in government, education, business, and non-profit ventures. Among its most famous alumni are five U.S. presidents: George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and William Howard Taft. Other contemporary leaders in public life who graduated from Yale are John Kerry, George Pataki, and Hillary Clinton.
From an undergraduate’s point of view, one of the most striking aspects of the Yale experience is that it is a residential college, modeled on the Oxford and Cambridge systems. Incoming students are assigned to one of twelve residential colleges, each of which houses about 450 students. Each college is housed in its own building, which contains dining and sports and recreation facilities as well as residential quarters and meeting rooms.
The Colleges are staffed by deans, masters, associated faculty, and fellows, and offer a rich variety of seminars, lectures, and social events. This makes for an atmosphere in which students with widely varying interests and backgrounds are constantly crossing paths, and gives all students an exceptional opportunity to expand their educational and social horizons during their time at Yale University.
Single Choice Early Action application deadline: November 1.
Applicants are notified by December 15.
Regular decision deadline: December 31.
Applicants are notified by April 1.
Transfer application deadline: March 1.
Applicants are notified by mid-May.
Number of 2016 (Class of 2020) applicants: 31,923
Acceptance rate: 6.3%
Early Action Admissions
Number of 2016 EA (Class of 2020) applicants: 4,676
Acceptance rate: 17.0%
Waitlist Admission Statistics
1,095 applicants for offered a spot on the waitlist for the Fall 2016 admission season, i.e. Class of 2020.
Number of transfer applicants: 1,250
Acceptance rate: 2.2%
Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 97%
Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Critical Reading: 720-800
SAT Math: 710-800
SAT Writing: 710-790
Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 31-35
Standardized Test Requirements
Writing portion required
SAT Subject Tests are recommended
4 years: 87%
6 years: 96%
Loan default rate: 0.9%
Total Rhodes Scholars: 240
Sex offenses: 10
Aggravated assaults: 0
Car thefts: 0
Tuition, room and board (2015-2016): $62,200
Total estimated cost of attendance: $65,275
|$0 to $30,000:||$3,918|
|$30,001 to $48,000:||$6,287|
|$48,001 to $75,000:||$6,913|
|$75,001 to $110,000:||$16,229|
|$110,001 and more:||$34,366|
Graduates with student debt: 16%
Average student debt at graduation: $14,853
Yale has a need-blind admissions policy and is committed to meeting 100 per cent of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
|Undergraduate Class Sizes|
|20 to 39:||14%|
|40 to 99:||8%|
In State: 6%
Out of State: 81%
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432 – 9300
This page was last updated in November 2015. (Admissions tab text updated in June 2016.)
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