Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Tuition & Fees

$57,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
16%
500-599
0
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
0

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,241
Declined 34,603
Total Received 36,844
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Private

6,092

undergraduate students

7,517

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Yale University, founded in 1701, is a private liberal arts university comprised of Yale College and 13 graduate and professional schools. Its 342-acre central campus is located in New Haven, CT.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 13,609
Established in 1701
Coeducational Coeducational

342-acre, urban campus in New Haven (population: 131,014), 42 miles from Hartford. Served by air, bus, and train; air serves Hartford and New York City (80 miles). School operates transportation around campus and to some off-campus locations. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Tweed-New Haven Municipal

Yale University
38 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT
06520

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Spring Fling Concert
  • Fall Show
  • Yale Symphony Orchestra Halloween Show

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.
  • Yale University boasts a nearly unheard of 99% freshman-to-sophomore retention rate (as of 2017), meaning almost all of the students who attend Yale for their freshman year return for sophomore year.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
92%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
83%
600-699
16%
500-599
0
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
0

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline January 1
School has early action program yes

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,241
Declined 34,603
Total Received 36,844

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,793

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,700
Room & board $17,200
Books & supplies $3,700
Total $78,600
Average Financial Aid - $6,793
Total with Avg. Aid $71,807

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, indooclimbing, Judo, Kendo, lacrosse, Muy Thai, Nordic skiing, pistol, polo powerlifting, rifle, rugby, running, skeet/trap, soccer, spikeball, squash, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, wushu

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, ballroom dance, basketball, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, fishing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, indooclimbing, Judo, Kendo, lacrosse, Muy Thai, Nordic skiing, polo, pistol, powerlifting, rifle, rugby, running, skeet/trap, soccer, spikeball, squash, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, wushu

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Comparative Literature
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Evolutionary Biology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

13,609

total students

8%

in-state

92%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

6,092
students

Female
51%
3,095

Male
49%
2,997

55%

7,517
students

Female
53%
3,953

Male
47%
3,564

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,088
students

Female
51%
3,094

Male
49%
2,994

1%

4
students

Female
25%
1

Male
75%
3

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 99%
Student 4 year graduation rate 88%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

21

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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