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Yale University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Yale University

Yale University

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Yale University Description:

Established in 1701, Yale (with Princeton and Harvard) usually finds itself high on rankings of the nation's top universities. This Ivy League school has an endowment over $16 billion and a 6:1 student / faculty ratio, so it’s easy to see why. For Yale's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Its excellent research programs have earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. Yale's library's hold over 12.7 million volumes. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale is an easy train ride to either New York City or Boston. In athletics, Yale fields 35 varsity teams.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,906 (5,405 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,300
  • Books: $3,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,000
  • Other Expenses: $720
  • Total Cost: $59,320

Yale Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 62%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 9%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $39,771
    • Loans: $4,911

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 99%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Yale and the Common Application

Yale University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Admissions Profiles for Other Ivy League Universities:

Yale Mission Statement:

The mission of Yale College is to seek exceptionally promising students of all backgrounds from across the nation and around the world and to educate them, through mental discipline and social experience, to develop their intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest. The aim of this education is the cultivation of citizens with a rich awareness of our human heritage to lead and serve in every sphere of human activity.

from http://www.yale.edu/accred/standards/s1.html

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