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Yale University

New Haven, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate5%
Acceptance Rate5%

About Yale

Yale University Overview

Yale University is a private, nonprofit school in the urban setting of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale was founded in 1701 and the school enrolls around 14,567 students per year, including 6,536 undergraduates. Yale provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 2, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Involvement at Yale

Are you interested in music or performing? At Yale you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Yale has both 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.

2022 Yale Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 5%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 54%
Tuition $62,250
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $67,437

Is Yale a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better sense of what Yale offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Yale Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Yale. In 2022, Yale accepted just 5% of all applicants. Out of 47,240 applications received in 2022, 2,509 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Yale

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 98% of students who start at Yale come back for their second year of college. Around 97% of students who started at Yale earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Yale Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Yale by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Yale directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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.

For more information about Yale's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $59,736 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Yale

Tuition 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. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $67,437 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $14,383 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Yale.

Based on this information, does Yale seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! 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, in the suburbs of New Haven, which is officially part of the New York City metro area.

If you would like to see Yale for yourself, be sure to 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

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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Yale SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1480 - 1560


Math SAT Range

750 - 800


Reading SAT Range

730 - 780

Yale Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Yale is like? There are approximately 14,567 students enrolled at Yale, including 6,536 undergraduate students and 8,031 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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