Tuition & Fees

$53,430

$53,430

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
88%
600-699
11%
500-599
1%
700-800
86%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,285
Declined + 30,629
Total Received 32,914
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Private (nonprofit)

5,746

undergraduate students

7,228

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3987
ACT 0618

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 12,974
Established in 1701
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEHSA (Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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New Haven, CT

342-acre, urban campus in New Haven (population: 129,934), 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.

Yale University
38 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
82%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
88%
600-699
11%
500-599
1%
700-800
86%
600-699
13%
500-599
1%
700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
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 Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,285
Declined + 30,629
Total Received 32,914

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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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$55,828

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,430
Room $9,000
Board $7,000
Total $69,430
Average Financial Aid - $55,828
Total with Avg. Aid $13,602

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,893,962
State $2,200
Institutional $142,617,473
Other external $485,046
Total $148,998,681

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $433,023
Total $433,023
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

Institution's own financial aid form
March 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
March 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
March 1

Other
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 203 432-2700
F: 203 436-9768
sfs@yale.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Caesar T. Storlazzi
Director of Financial Aid
caesar.storlazzi@yale.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross‐country, Dodgeball, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Thomas Beckett (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), ECAC, Ivy League
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Archaeological Studies
Archeological Studies
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological/Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Cell Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Environmental Engineering
Chemistry
Classical Civilization
Classics
Cognitive Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Computer Science/Psychology
Computing/the Arts
East Asian Languages/Literatures
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
Engineering Sciences
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
Film/Media Studies
Forestry/Environmental Studies
French
Genetics
Geology/Geophysics
Geology/Natural Resources
German Studies
Germanic Languages/Literature
Global Affairs
Greek/Ancient/Modern
History
History of Art
History of Medicine/Science
History of Science/Medicine
History of Science/Medicine/Public Health
Humanities
Immunobiology
International Relations
International/Development Economics
Investigative Medicine
Italian
Italian Language/Literature
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Literature/Comparative Cultures
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Philosophy
Mathematics/Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Modern Middle East Studies
Molecular Biophysics/Biochemistry
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Nursing
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Geosciences
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
Statistics/Data Science
Theatre Studies
Urban Education Studies
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

12,974

total students

7%

in-state

93%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

44%

5,746
students

Female
49%
2,844

Male
51%
2,902

56%

7,228
students

Female
51%
3,661

Male
49%
3,567

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

5,743
students

Female
50%
2,844

Male
50%
2,899

1%

3
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
3

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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

Transfer Admissions

2%

Transfer applicants accepted

83%

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 hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

semester hours

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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

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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