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Yale University

New Haven, CT

At A Glance

Main Address

New Haven

New Haven, CT 06520

https://www.yale.edu/

Admission Office

Yale Undergraduate Admissions

Box 208234

New Haven, CT 06520-8234

(203) 432-9316

Fax : (203) 432-9392

student.questions@yale.edu

Contact : Jeremiah Quinlan

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 3987

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 2

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 97.0%

Total undergraduates : 6,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,550

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $62,879.00

In-State Tuition : $57,700.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $57,700.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Diploma

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 2

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Mar 1

SAT subject score report due : Mar 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Mar 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Mar 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 15

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 20

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 6 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 97.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 99.0%

Accreditation and Associations

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 24.0%
Biology : 11.0%
History : 8.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Engineering : 7.0%
Mathematics : 7.0%
Area and Ethnic Studies : 6.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B M
Environmental Design/Architecture M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B M
African-American/Black Studies B D M
American/United States Studies/Civilization B D M
East Asian Studies B M
European Studies/Civilization B D M
German Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian Studies B M
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B D M
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B D M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Biostatistics M
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology D M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology D M
Computational Biology D M
Evolutionary Biology D M
Genetics, General D M
Immunology D M
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology D M
Molecular Biology B D M
Neurobiology and Anatomy D M
Neuroscience D M
Pathology/Experimental Pathology D M
Pharmacology D M
Physiology, General D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General D M
International Business/Trade/Commerce M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming, Specific Applications B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics B D M
Engineering Science B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B D M
General Literature B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics B D M
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B D M
Comparative Literature D M
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D M
French Language and Literature B D M
German Language and Literature B D M
Italian Language and Literature B D M
Japanese Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Linguistics B D M
Portuguese Language and Literature B D M
Russian Language and Literature B
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General D M
Spanish Language and Literature B D M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Medical Science/Scientist D
Nursing Practice D
Nursing Science D
Physician Assistant M
Public Health, General D M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse D M

History
History, General B D M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies D M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B D M
Mathematics, General B D M
Statistics, General B D M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Cognitive Science, General B
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Medieval and Renaissance Studies B D M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science D M
Environmental Studies B M
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General M
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management M
Forestry, General D M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B D M
Religion/Religious Studies B D M

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B D M
Astrophysics B
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Archeology B M
Development Economics and International Development M
Economics, General B D M
International Relations and Affairs B M
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Sociology B D M

Theology & Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies M

Visual & Performing Arts
Acting M
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B D M
Art/Art Studies, General B
Directing and Theatrical Production M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B D
Fine/Studio Arts, General M
Music History, Literature, and Theory M
Music Performance, General D M
Music Theory and Composition D M
Music, General B D M
Playwriting and Screenwriting M
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology M
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism M
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Student-Designed Major

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Navy

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

400 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : Yale Art Gallery, British art museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, institute for global affairs, Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, clean room, wind tunnel, engine testing facility, graphic workstations, robotics labs, nuclear accelerators, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, optical spectroscopy instruments, high-resolution mass spectrometer, x-ray diffraction instruments, scanning electron microscopes, observatories, biospheric studies institute

Geographic Location : 75 miles from New York City.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,550

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,089

Graduate enrollment : 7,517

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 8.0%

Out of state students : 92.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 49.0%

Percentage of females : 51.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 7.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 20.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 14.0%

White : 40.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 10.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Yale Daily News

Student Newspaper URL : www.yaledailynews.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 84.0%

Housing Options

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cricket

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rifle

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : ballroom dance, cycling, indoor field hockey, figure skating, fishing, jui-jitsu, kayak, kendo, kickboxing, kung fu, pistol, polo, shotokan, skeet and trap, alpine and cross country skiing, tae kwon do


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $80.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 36,844

Admitted : 2,241

Enrolled : 1,550

Most selective 6.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Yale strongly recommends the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for any applicant whose first language is not English and who has not received at least two years of his or her secondary education in an English-medium curriculum. Students may submit the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) in lieu of the TOEFL (a minimum score of 7 is required) or the Pearson Test of English (a minimum score of 70 is required).

A note from the college

Honors work at secondary level, standardized test scores, and high degree of accomplishment in one or more nonacademic areas important, followed by diversity of interests, background and special talents.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 92.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 83.0%

600 - 699 : 17.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 90.0%

600 - 699 : 10.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: See URL

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 68.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 50.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

740 - 800

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

720 - 770

ACT Composite

32 - 35


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

5

1

--

All

Calculus AB

5

1

MATH 115, MATH 116, or MATH 118

All

Calculus BC

4

1

MATH 115, MATH 116, or MATH 118

All

5

2

2 credits for 120 or higher-numbered courses except MATH 190, MATH 290, and multiple-titled courses

All

Chinese Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

English Language and Composition

5

1

--

All

English Literature and Composition

5

1

--

All

French Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

German Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

Latin

5

2

--

All

Music Theory

5

1

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

1*

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

5

1*

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

5

2

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 95.0%

% of loans / jobs : 5.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 58.0%

% Judged to have need : 91.0%

% that were offered aid : 91.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $62,879.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $61,067.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,453.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $15,379.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Mar 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Caesar Storlazzi

Financial aid office phone : (203) 432-2700

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Institution's own financial aid form

Noncustodial Profile

Other: personal and business tax returns

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Navy : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$57,700.00

$57,700.00

$57,700.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$57,700.00

$57,700.00

$57,700.00

Room and board:

$17,200.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$3,700.00

$3,700.00

$3,700.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$720.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$79,320.00

$61,400.00

$61,400.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$79,320.00

$61,400.00

$61,400.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 36

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 18

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 18

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 18

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,254

Transfers admitted percentage: 2.0%

Transfers admitted: 27

Transfers enrolled percentage: 1.0%

Transfers enrolled: 21

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

Recommendation of college dean and two faculty members required. Primary emphasis placed on applicant’s college record, reasons for transfer, and recommendations from college faculty and administrators. Consideration also given to high school extracurricular interests and work experience. Portfolio required of art applicants. TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Test of English required of applicants who are not native English speakers and haven’t received at least two years of secondary or post-secondary education in an English-medium curriculum.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $80.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $57,700.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $17,200.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $21,839,922.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 335

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 100

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser