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Colleges / Yale University

Yale University

New Haven, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate5%

About Yale

Yale University is a prestigious Ivy League school located in historic New Haven, Connecticut. Yale is internationally recognized for its excellence in academics, research, and teaching. Yale is especially well known for its Law School (and undergraduate Political Science program) as well as its School of Drama

Something unique about Yale is that all first-year students are assigned to one of fourteen residential colleges, which they stay connected to throughout their four years in college. This creates an intimate, small-school feel within the larger university. 

Yale also has a long list of impressive alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, several Supreme Court Justices, and many famous actors like Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett and Frances McDormand.  

Did You Know? 

Frisbee is a popular pastime on college campuses, but did you know that the origins of the game can be traced back to Yale in the 19th century? Yale students would toss around empty pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut for fun. This pastime evolved into what we now know as the modern Frisbee!

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Yale University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale was founded in 1701. The university currently enrolls around 14,776 students per year, including 6,645 undergrad students.

Yale Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Yale. In 2022, Yale accepted 5% of applicants. Out of 50,060 applications received in 2022, 2,289 students were offered admission.

Yale University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 5%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 59%

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Visit Yale University

Yale University is located in the city of New Haven, Connecticut, near New Haven, which is officially part of the New York City metro area.

If you are interested in seeing Yale for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to New Haven, or book a flight to the nearest airport, HVN (Tweed New Haven).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Yale University and New Haven are like without leaving home.

College Info

38 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT 6520

Campus Setting: Urban

Yale Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 2

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Yale is Jan 2.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Yale is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Yale University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Yale SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1470 - 1560


Math SAT Range

760 - 800


Reading SAT Range

740 - 780

Yale Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Yale is like? There are approximately 14,776 students enrolled at Yale, including 6,645 undergraduate students and 8,131 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 6% percent are from CT and 94% percent of students are from other states.


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