Yale University

New Haven, CT, USA
4.57 Average Rating

Yale University is a large research institution chartered in 1701, making it the third-oldest institution of higher education in the US. On top of the numerous academic undergrad degrees at Yale College, students also have access to Multidisciplinary Studies, which examine pressing social challenges, Special Programs, such as Studies in Grand Strategy, and International Experiences, which 64% of the Yale student body utilizes. Before their freshman year, all students are randomly divided up into twelve residential colleges on the New Haven, CT, campus, where they will live and socialize for the next four years. The campus is also home to the Marsh Botanical Garden, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, an observation and planetarium, farm, art gallery, museum of natural history, and the Yale Center for British Art.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
6%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2020 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
6%
Out-Of-State Students
83%
54%
Submitting ACT
68%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1498
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1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,974
Total Number of Undergrads
5,746
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
73%
20-39 Students
15%
40-99 Students
7%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
96%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,748
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$55,625
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$55,625
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$16,600
Books and Supplies
$3700

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$54,568
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,084
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$50,382

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
10%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,365
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$140
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
566
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
84%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ivy Group

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Boston
Washington
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
97%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$83,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.57 Average Rating
yale is the best place on earth. i felt at home within a few weeks and have yet to meet one boring or unlikeable person. the residential college system is probably the highlight of the community.
Elizabeth from Marietta, GA
Yale is Harvard WITHOUT the snobbery, competition, and constant atmosphere of I need to do better than everyone else. The opportunities and resources are virtually unlimited and frankly quite overwhelming. The most important asset of Yale is the people, the students and the professors, who are exactly the type of people you would want to learn with and learn from.
Yalun from Walnut, CA

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