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?
- 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%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered 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 landed the #21 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! It is also ranked #1 out of 28 schools in Connecticut.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Yale has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Yale.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Yale has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Yale University?
Contact details for Yale are given below.
|Address:||Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520|
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
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Yale?
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.
Can I Afford Yale University?
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
There are also 7,517 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,088 full-time undergraduates at Yale, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Yale University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||463|
|Hispanic or Latino||860|
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
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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