Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Yale is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. Founded in 1701, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 200-acre main campus is located near the center of New Haven. Campus buildings are primarily in the collegiate Gothic style.

Website: www.yale.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,472
Undergraduate
Students
(49.1%) 2,686 Women
(50.9%) 2,786 Men
6,986
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
6% of 31,445 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
710-790 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,570
Tuition and Fees
$51,400
Room and Board
$15,500
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$56,320
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$13,050
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,171
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

New Haven Population
130,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.3% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
13.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.7% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
10.7% from 89 countries
First-Year Students Returning
99.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Recommended
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone
(203) 432-9300
Fax
(203) 432-9392
E-mail
student.questions@yale.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
6% of 31,445 applicants were admitted
Women
6% of 16,919 applicants were admitted
Men
7% of 14,526 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,367 (69%) of 1,988 admitted students enrolled
Women
691 (69%) of 999 admitted students enrolled
Men
676 (68%) of 989 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
16% of 4653 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,098
Students Accepting Wait List Position
700
Students Admitted From Wait List
73

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
710-800 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
86%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
710-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
88%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
1%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 94%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,570
Tuition and Fees
$51,400
Room and Board
$15,500
Books and Supplies
$3,670
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001426
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,006 (63.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
817 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
817 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
817 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$56,320
Need-Based Gift
Received by 816 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $54,568
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 620 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,308
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,129 (54.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,870 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,870 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,870 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$55,828
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,869 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,412
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,425 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,859
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
16%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$13,050
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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 and Information Sciences, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies, History
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,171
Part-Time Faculty
547
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
15,619,364
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Environmental Design, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Medical Science, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Philosophy, Master of Sacred Theology, Advanced Professional Master of Public Health, Master of Divinity, Master of Forestry, Master of Forest Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Musical Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Environmental Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Affairs
  • International Economics
  • International Health
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Pathology
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of the Science of Law, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Fine Arts

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • African-American Studies
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Asian Languages
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Health
  • Italian
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Paleontology
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Virology
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Boston Population
130,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
342 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New Haven
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New Haven

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
17%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Yale blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Gymnastics x      
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Gymnastics x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Gymnastics    
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, badminton, equestrian sports, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
archery, badminton, cheerleading, equestrian sports, riflery, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, 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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,472
Women
2,686 (49.1%)
Men
2,786 (50.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,469
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.3% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
13.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.7% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students.
10.7% from 89 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
6,986

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
99.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
95.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
98.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 7%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 11%
Medicine 7%
Education 1%
Other 2%

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