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Yale University Overview

Yale University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$49,573 Avg Cost After Aid
5% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Yale since the student to facuty ratio is 6 to 1.
  • The 0% student loan default rate at Yale is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Yale is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Yale makes roughly $95,961 a year. This is 135% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Yale student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Yale University?


Contact details for Yale are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 203-432-4771

How Do I Get Into Yale?

You can apply to Yale online at:

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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Yale?

5% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
54% 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 5%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 6%, and the acceptance rate for women is 5%.

Average Test Scores

About 54% 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 750 and 800.

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

SAT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 750 to 800 )
Yale received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 35 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Yale University  ( 35 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Yale University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Yale University?

$49,573 Net Price
5% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Yale is $49,573. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Yale, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $4,968 a year. That adds up to $19,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Yale is 0.2%. 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

6,532 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,536 undergraduate students at Yale, with 6,532 being full-time and 4 being part-time.


There are also 8,031 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,532 full-time undergraduates at Yale, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,399
Black or African American 523
Hispanic or Latino 971
White 2,427
International Students 673
Other Races/Ethnicities 539

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

81 Took All Classes Online
81 Took At Least One Class Online
194,125.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 81 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Yale has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Yale

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Yale University was 194,125.0%. This is the #2 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Yale regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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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