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Tuition

$44,000

$44,000

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,043
Declined + 26,934
Total Received 28,977
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  6

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Political Science
  2. Economics
  3. History
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School Facts

Yale is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. Founded in 1701, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 342-acre campus is located near the center of New Haven. Campus buildings are primarily in the collegiate Gothic style.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 11,906
Established in 1701
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3987
ACT 0618

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Private (nonprofit)

5,405

undergraduate students

6,501

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
700-800
80%
600-699
19%
500-599
1%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%
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New Haven, CT

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Fun Facts

  • Yale University students rub the Theodore Dwight Woolsey statue's foot for good luck.
  • Yale University has the second-largest academic library in the nation, with over 9.5 million volumes.

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New Haven, CT

315-acre, urban campus in New Haven (population: 129,585), 42 miles from Hartford. Served by air, bus, and train; larger airport serves Hartford. School operates transportation around campus and to some off-campus locations. Public transportation serves campus.

Yale University
38 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
95%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
22%
500-599
2%
700-800
80%
600-699
19%
500-599
1%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,043
Declined + 26,934
Total Received 28,977

Admissions Contact

Jeremiah Quinlan
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 203 432-9300
F: 203 432-9392
student.questions@yale.edu

Cost

Tuition $44,000
Room & board $13,500
Total $57,500
Average Financial Aid - $43,116
Total with Avg. Aid $14,384

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,116

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,690,856
State $44,373
Institutional $113,325,495
Other external $4,157,912
Total $122,218,636

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $262,953
Total $262,953

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC, Ivy League
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Archaeological Studies
Archeological Studies
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Astronomy/Physics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological/Biomedical Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Cell Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Environmental Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Civilization
Classics
Cognitive Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Computer Science/Psychology
East Asian Languages/Literatures
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Engineering/Applied Science
English
English Literature/Language
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology/Public Health
Ethics/Politics/Economics
Ethnicity/Race/Migration
European/Russian Studies
Experimental Pathology
Film Studies
Forestry/Environmental Studies
French
Genetics
Geology/Geophysics
German Studies
Germanic Language/Literature
Germanic Languages/Literature
History
History of Art
History of Medicine/Science
History of Science/Medicine
Humanities
Immunobiology
International Relations
International Studies
International/Development Economics
Investigative Medicine
Italian
Italian Language/Literature
Japanese
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Philosophy
Mathematics/Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Molecular Biophysics/Biochemistry
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Nursing
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Philosophy
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Renaissance Studies
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Portuguese
Special Divisional Major
Statistics
Theatre Studies
Urban Education Studies
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

45%

5,405
students

Female
50%
2,687

Male
50%
2,718

Graduate

55%

6,501
students

Female
50%
3,226

Male
50%
3,275

undergraduateFull-time

99%

5,393
students

Female
50%
2,683

Male
50%
2,710

undergraduatePart-time

1%

12
students

Female
34%
4

Male
66%
8

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

2%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

semester courses

Minimum transfers must complete

36

course credits

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

67%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 86
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ann Kuhlman
Director
203 432-2305

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