New Haven, CT 06520
Yale University is a private university in CT, founded in 1701 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 4,703, and the graduate enrollment is 7,357. Yale University is a hyper-selective school, receiving 34,860 applications and accepting only 4.5% of applicants. Yale University’s athletics teams compete in the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Additionally, Yale University employs 1,239 full-time instructional staff (93% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 4:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Yale University will apply through the Common Application, Coalition Application, or the QuestBridge Application (if qualified). Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application and will also be required to answer specific questions pertaining to the university.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Decision Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Extracurricular Activities - Very Important
- Character/Personal Qualities - Very Important
- Application Essay - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
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New Haven, CT, is a charming seaside town with one-of-a-kind centuries-old architecture. Look closely, and you’ll be amazed to find many metropolitan accouterments, including art galleries, coffee shops, and event venues that make New Haven the state’s cultural center. Yale University’s 373-acre campus has contributed much over the years to the area’s distinctive personality. You will find that student life can be as diverse as its community with the perfect balance of life, study, and play, whether academics or extracurriculars.
- 84% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
- Freshmen and Sophomores required to live on campus
For undergraduates, Yale University’s Residential College housing is the heart of their campus experience for the next four years. Since first-year students and sophomores must live on-campus, their housing in one of 14 residential colleges is guaranteed. First-year students are randomly assigned to a college, ensuring a built-in community awaits. Yale’s over 75-year-old residential college structure is an ideal initiation to the broader campus community while maintaining a close-knit environment to start your Yale experience. Each college features a spacious, landscaped central courtyard and recreational facilities, including gyms, movie theaters, multi-purpose studios, and libraries for residents to enjoy. Meanwhile, the dining halls offer chef-prepared meals. If you’re looking for a late-night snack, each college has a basement snack bar where you can take a break from studying.
Life as a Student
Life as a Yale University student is, to sum it up, the best of all worlds. The school’s 300+ years of history means it’s steeped in an unequaled wealth of traditions every student can quickly tap into, no matter their background. For example, you can compete in approximately 100 club, varsity, and intramural athletic teams. Maybe you want to write for the dozens of student publications, including the daily newspaper, specialized periodicals covering food, politics, and music, or revive once-popular titles that have since gone out of print. Finally, you could always help stage one or more of the 250 musical and theatrical productions the university puts on annually; or, if you prefer, join the Skull and Bones. The bottom line is that life as a Yale University student is never one-sided, but the best of all worlds!
Political Science and Government
Research and Experimental Psychology
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Health Center
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
There is a $0 parent contribution for families with less than $65,000 in annual income and typical assets to attend Yale University.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition & Fees - $62,250
- Room (Housing) - $10,500
- Board (Meal Plan) - $7,950
- Estimated Books & Personal Expenses - $3,700
- Student Activities Fee - $125
- Estimated Total Cost of Attendance - $84,525
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP / AFFILIATES
Yale University, located in Connecticut, traces its roots back to the New Haven colony’s founding in 1638 via colonial clergy efforts to build a local college in the tradition of European liberal education. It wasn’t until 1701, though, that the university was appointed as the Collegiate School by Reverend James Pierpont—making it one of the pre-American Revolution colonial colleges and the third oldest higher education institution in the United States. In 1716, the college moved to its current location and, in 1718, was renamed “Yale College” after its wealthy benefactor, Elihu Yale.
Over the next half-century, Yale formed a well-balanced arts and sciences curriculum, including opening a medical school, establishing a fine arts gallery, and founding a scientific school and a graduate school. Yale was awarded the country’s first-ever doctorate in philosophy in 1861, helping to advance the nation. In 1876, the college reached another milestone when it awarded its first doctorate to an African American student. The school made one more name switch to “Yale University” in 1887. Finally, Yale also began admitting women to its graduate programs in 1892 and set the trend further in the first quarter of the twentieth century by admitting women to its medical school, law school, and newly-founded nursing school.
According to U.S. News Best Colleges, Yale University holds the #5 ranking among National Universities. Its central campus in downtown New Haven has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,664 and a graduate enrollment of 3,092. Yale has a 6.1% admissions rate, making it a highly competitive school. If accepted into Yale, you can look ahead to its storied undergraduate school and participate in (or cheer on) its Ivy League division team, the Yale Bulldogs, which have won many NCAA national championships; this includes fencing, diving and swimming, and golf. Additionally, its student arts organizations are among the most prestigious. They have the renowned acapella group, the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Yale Dramatic Association, and The Yale Record, the oldest college humor magazine in the U.S. If accepted, you’ll be joining notable Yale alumni like journalist Bob Woodward, actress Meryl Streep, and 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush.