Tuition & Fees

$51,400

$51,400

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
6

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,988
Declined + 29,457
Total Received 31,445
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Private (nonprofit)

5,472

undergraduate students

6,986

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 3987
ACT 0618

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%
700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
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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.
  • 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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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 12,458
Established in 1701
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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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 06511

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
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
94%
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
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%
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 1,988
Declined + 29,457
Total Received 31,445

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

Cost

Tuition $51,400
Room & board $15,500
Total $66,900
Average Financial Aid - $52,894
Total with Avg. Aid $14,006

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$52,894

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,271,038
State $425
Institutional $128,282,899
Other external $3,734,754
Total $137,289,116

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $451,317
Total $451,317

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division 1), 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
Astrophysics
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological/Biomedical Sciences
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
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
German Studies
Germanic Languages/Literature
Global Affairs
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
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
Theatre Studies
Urban Education Studies
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

44%

5,472
students

Female
49%
2,686

Male
51%
2,786

Graduate

56%

6,986
students

Female
50%
3,499

Male
50%
3,487

undergraduateFull-time

99%

5,469
students

Female
50%
2,686

Male
50%
2,783

undergraduatePart-time

1%

3
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
3

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
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

85%

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
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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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