Yale University is a member of the prestigious Ivy League, and it is one of the most selective colleges in the country. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most students who got into Yale had an SAT score (CR+M+W) above 2100, and an ACT composite score above 30. Also realize that hidden beneath the blue and green in the upper right corner of the graph is a lot of red, so even students with a 4.0 and extremely high standardized test scores get rejected from Yale. For this reason, even strong students should consider Yale a reach school.
At the same time, don't give up hope of getting into Yale if you don't have a 4.0 and a 2400 on the SAT. As the graph shows, a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. Yale University, like all the other members of the Ivy League, has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. Students who show some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal.
To learn more about Yale University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
- Yale University Admissions Profile
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