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About Yale

Yale Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Yale will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. 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.

Excited for Greek life? 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 deadline to apply regular decision to Yale for Fall 2022 is January 2.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted 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?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university 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 look at all of these areas to get a clearer idea of what Yale offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Yale Acceptance Rate 2021

It is extremely difficult to get into Yale. The acceptance rate at Yale is 7%. 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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Yale, around 65% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Yale's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 96%. 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 Outcomes for Yale Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $61,407 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $14,884 in student loans for each student with 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Yale a good school for you?

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Where is Yale University Located?

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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