Yale

Yale University

38 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    212
  • Class Notes
    132
  • Textbook Notes
    7
  • Study Guides
    73
  • Currently Enrolled
    236
  • Previously Enrolled
    787

Overview of Yale University (Yale)

About this school

Yale is a private, Ivy League, liberal arts university. Founded in 1701, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 200-acre main campus is located near the center of New Haven. Campus buildings are primarily in the collegiate Gothic style.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,472
    • Men:2,786 (50.9%)
    • Women:2,686 (49.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (Yale)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Yale University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
New Haven, CT  06520
Phone
(203) 432-9300
Fax
(203) 432-9392
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
6% of 31,445 applicants were admitted
Women
6% of 16,919 applicants were admitted
Men
7% of 14,526 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,367 (69%) of 1,988 admitted students enrolled
Women
691 (69%) of 999 admitted students enrolled
Men
676 (68%) of 989 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
710-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
86%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
710-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
88%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Yale)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $51,400 (72.83548249964574%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,500 (21.964007368570215%)
  • Other Expences: - $3,670 (5.2005101317840445%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Yale University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001426
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,006 (63.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
817 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
817 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
817 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$56,320
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 816 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $54,568
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 620 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,308
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,129 (54.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,870 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,870 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,870 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$55,828
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,869 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,412
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,425 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,859
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
16%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$13,050
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Yale)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,171

Part-Time Faculty


547

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
15,619,364

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
450
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Yale University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


99.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


95.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


98.0%

Programs & Majors (Yale)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (64)


  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies, History

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Environmental Design, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Medical Science, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Philosophy, Master of Sacred Theology, Advanced Professional Master of Public Health, Master of Divinity, Master of Forestry, Master of Forest Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Musical Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Environmental Science

Master's Programs of Study (58)


  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Affairs
  • International Economics
  • International Health
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Pathology
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Writing

Campus Life (Yale)

Location & Geography

Population


130,660

Nearest Metropolitan Area


342 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
53 mile(s) from campus in Hartford
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New Haven
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New Haven

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


83% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


17%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Yale blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, crew, cross-country running, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Yale University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,469

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,472
Women
2,686
Men
2,786

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 19.3% Asian
  • 7.7% Black/African-American
  • 13.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 51.7% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


10.7% from 89 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


6,986

Student Resources (Yale)

Study resources