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About Yale

Yale Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Yale will release their Single Choice EA results on Wednesday December 15th at 5 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Yale Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Yale University Overview

Yale University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale was founded in 1701 and now enrolls around 12,060 students a year, including 4,703 undergrads. Yale provides on-campus housing for students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Yale! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Yale's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Yale students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Yale has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Yale has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Yale on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Yale on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 2. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Yale by April 1.

2021 Yale Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 7%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%
Tuition $59,950

Is Yale a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what Yale offers and if it might be the right college for you.

Yale Acceptance Rate 2021

It is extremely difficult to get into Yale. Yale admitted 7% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, just 2,299 out of the 34,860 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Yale

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at Yale come back the next year. Yale's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 96%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Yale Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Yale's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $31.1 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Yale spends about $59,736 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Yale

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Yale meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Yale full-time are awarded $61,407 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $14,884 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Yale. Based on this information, how does Yale sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Yale a good school for you?

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Where is Yale?

Yale is located in the urban setting of New Haven, Connecticut, less than an hour from New Haven if officially part of the New YorkCity m.

If you want to see Yale for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Inerstate 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 and New Haven are like without leaving home.

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College Info

38 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT 06520

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


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Yale ACT Scores


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33 - 35

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1470 - 1560


Math SAT Range

740 - 800


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720 - 770

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Wondering what life at Yale is like? There are approximately 12,060 students enrolled at Yale, including 4,703 undergraduate students and 7,357 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 8% percent are from CT and 92% percent of students are from other states.


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