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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?

1,670 Undergraduate Awards
$49,514 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%.
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#184 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#230 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#348 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Yale.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Natural Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Archeology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Child Development & Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Ethnic Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Yale has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Area Studies College Factual
#2 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#2 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for History College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for History College Factual

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?

$49,514 Net Price
8% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Yale is $49,514. 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

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

6,088 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,092 undergraduate students at Yale, with 6,088 being full-time and 4 being part-time.

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

There are also 7,517 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,088 full-time undergraduates at Yale, 49% are male and 51% 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 1,221
Black or African American 463
Hispanic or Latino 860
White 2,459
International Students 621
Other Races/Ethnicities 464

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 532 7 539
Public Health 0 0 0 287 12 299
Economics 0 179 0 75 23 277
Nursing 0 0 105 118 18 241
Law 0 0 0 0 215 215
Political Science & Government 0 141 0 42 16 199
History 0 131 0 47 18 196
Computer Information Systems 0 101 0 61 6 168
Music 2 14 0 117 14 147
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 97 0 17 20 134
Fine & Studio Arts 0 46 0 74 12 132
Child Development & Psychology 0 71 0 48 12 131
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 125 0 125
Area Studies 0 54 0 47 6 107
General Architecture 0 18 0 77 1 96
Medicine 0 0 0 0 90 90
Chemistry 0 21 0 27 35 83
Physics 0 37 0 31 15 83
Environmental Engineering 0 6 0 59 16 81
Biomedical Engineering 0 35 0 37 7 79
General English Literature 0 50 0 21 6 77
International Relations & National Security 0 47 0 27 0 74
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 70 0 0 0 70
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 70 0 70
Drama & Theater Arts 4 10 6 46 2 68
Statistics 0 45 0 20 1 66
Mathematics 0 44 0 14 4 62
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 32 0 15 14 61
Ethnic Studies 0 43 0 13 4 60
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 0 57 0 57
Natural Resources Conservation 0 26 0 30 0 56
Mechanical Engineering 0 22 0 30 1 53
Philosophy 0 26 0 20 4 50
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 19 0 14 16 49
Legal Research 0 0 0 42 1 43
Forestry 0 0 0 30 11 41
Religious Studies 0 6 0 28 6 40
Engineering Science 0 39 0 0 0 39
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 13 0 18 6 37
Sociology 0 16 0 13 8 37
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 30 0 3 3 36
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 36 0 36
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 23 12 35
Romance Languages 0 13 0 13 8 34
Electrical Engineering 0 4 0 25 4 33
Applied Mathematics 0 23 0 2 5 30
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 0 10 13 30
Anthropology 0 15 0 8 4 27
Cognitive Science 0 26 0 0 0 26
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 0 8 3 22
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 14 7 21
East Asian Languages 0 3 0 13 5 21
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 5 0 13 2 20
Genetics 0 0 0 7 11 18
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 11 7 18
Engineering Physics 0 2 0 13 3 18
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 18 0 0 0 18
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 10 0 6 1 17
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 11 0 11
Computer Programming 0 10 0 0 0 10
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 10 0 0 0 10
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 5 4 9
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 6 0 1 2 9
Chemical Engineering 0 8 0 0 0 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 3 5 8
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 2 4 7
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 7 0 7
Archeology 0 1 0 5 0 6
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 5 5
English Literature (Other) 0 2 0 0 0 2
Environmental Design 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 1,664 111 2,568 735 5,084

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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