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Yale University Overview

Yale University is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Haven, Connecticut. The city atmosphere of New Haven makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Yale University Known For?

5,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,770 Avg Cost After Aid
7% Acceptance Rate
  • Yale has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.
  • Students at Yale have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Yale.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Yale bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $83,200 a year. That's about 104% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Yale student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Yale University Rankings

Yale is ranked #10 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! Out of the 19 colleges in Connecticut, it is ranked at #1.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Yale has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Yale

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 1
Best Colleges 10
Best Colleges for International Students 21
Best Colleges for the Money 551
Best Colleges for Veterans 991

Where Is Yale University?

Location of Yale University

Contact details for Yale are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 203-432-4771
Website: https://www.yale.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YaleUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/yale

How Do I Get Into Yale?

You can apply to Yale online at: https://admissions.yale.edu/first-year-application-process

Admission Requirements for Yale

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Yale?

7% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
61% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Yale, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 7%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 7%, and the acceptance rate for women is 7%.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to Yale submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 730 and 780. Math scores were between 730 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Yale University  ( 730 to 780 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 730 to 800 )
200
800
Yale received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Yale University  ( 34 to 36 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 31 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Yale University  ( 32 to 35 )
1
36

Can I Afford Yale University?

$18,770 Net Price
8% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Yale is $18,770. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Yale

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,315 $3,522 $4,132 $11,041 $39,076

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Yale, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $5,025 a year. That adds up to $20,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Yale is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Yale University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,746 undergraduate students at Yale, with 5,743 being full-time and 3 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Yale

There are also 7,228 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,743 full-time undergraduates at Yale, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Yale

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Yale University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Yale Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,012
Black or African American 404
Hispanic or Latino 724
White 2,568
International Students 614
Other Races/Ethnicities 421

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Yale University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 127 countries are represented at Yale. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Yale University

0 Took All Classes Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Yale regardless of major.

Yale University Majors

In 2017-2018, Yale University awarded 3,328 undergraduate degrees and 6,606 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Allied Health Professions 0 0 36 0
Anthropology 0 15 8 4
Applied Mathematics 0 23 2 5
Archeology 0 1 5 0
Area Studies 0 54 47 6
Arts & Media Management 0 0 7 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 5 13 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 32 15 14
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 5 4
Biomedical Engineering 0 35 37 7
Business Administration & Management 0 0 532 7
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 97 17 20
Chemical Engineering 0 8 0 0
Chemistry 0 21 27 35
Child Development & Psychology 0 71 48 12
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 8 3
Cognitive Science 0 26 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 101 61 6
Computer Programming 0 10 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 46 2
East Asian Languages 0 3 13 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 30 3 3
Economics 0 179 75 23
Electrical Engineering 0 4 25 4
Engineering Physics 0 2 13 3
Engineering Science 0 39 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 2 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 6 59 16
Ethnic Studies 0 43 13 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 10 6 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 46 74 12
Forestry 0 0 30 11
General Architecture 0 18 77 1
General English Literature 0 50 21 6
Genetics 0 0 7 11
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 10 13
Germanic Languages 0 1 2 4
History 0 131 47 18
International Relations & National Security 0 47 27 0
Law 0 0 0 215
Legal Research 0 0 42 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 13 18 6
Mathematics 0 44 14 4
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 10 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 22 30 1
Medical Science 0 0 0 5
Medicine 0 0 0 90
Medieval Studies 0 0 11 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 23 12
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 6 1 2
Music 0 14 117 14
Natural Resource Management 0 0 125 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 26 30 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 19 14 16
Nursing 0 0 118 18
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 70 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 11 7
Philosophy 0 26 20 4
Physics 0 37 31 15
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 14 7
Political Science & Government 0 141 42 16
Public Health 0 0 287 12
Religious Studies 0 6 28 6
Romance Languages 0 13 13 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 3 5
Sociology 0 16 13 8
Statistics 0 45 20 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 70 0
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 57 0
Total 0 3,328 5,136 1,470

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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