If you are considering submitting an application to Yale, the regular decision application deadline is January 2 and the application fee costs $80.
Students who apply to Yale for fall should hear back from Yale by April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Yale's admissions stats.
|Yale 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||97%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||54%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||35%|
These are the application deadlines for Yale University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Yale University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Yale directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Yale will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Yale University is extremely difficult.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.
In 2022, Yale waitlisted 1,030 students and 774 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 4 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Yale during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Yale for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Yale, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Yale's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Statement of good standing from prior|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Yale has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At Yale 97% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 99% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
At Yale University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Yale directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Yale looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Yale is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 54% of Yale's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Yale applicants, you should aim to earn between 1480 and 1560 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Yale 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1560 and 25% of scored lower than 1480, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Yale students scored 800 or higher and 75% of students scored 730 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Yale students scored 780 or higher, and 75% scored a 730 or higher.
To be most competitive at Yale, you should strive to earn between 33 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Yale's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 33 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Yale students. Only one out of every four students scored below 33.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Yale.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Yale during the following terms:
• Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Yale?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Yale.
Does Yale accept transfer credits?
✅ Yale accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Yale accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Yale accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Yale?
❌ No, Yale is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Yale's acceptance rate?
✅ Yale has an acceptance rate of 5%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Yale?
🟨 Yale may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Yale? Yale is a selective institution. The Yale acceptance rate is 5%. This means that the institution accepts 5 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Yale is Jan 2.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Yale is Mar 1.
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35 and Above
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33 and Less
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