Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
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.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Economics, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 10192
Total Grad Students: 4882
Undergraduate Students: 5310
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1
Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
New Haven Connecticut 6520
Main Phone: 203-432-1333
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Thomas A Beckett
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
While GPA is not the only factor that the admissions committee takes into consideration, it may be helpful to note that the average college GPA of admitted transfer candidates is 3.8.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C.
To earn a bachelor's degree, you must successfully complete a total of 36 course credits. You may transfer as many as 18 course credits. At least 18 of the course credits you apply towards a Yale bachelor's degree must come from Yale courses.
Test Scores for Applying:
You must submit results from either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Plus Writing. Please review the Standardized Testing for Transfer Applicants for more information.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Ask two of your college-level teachers and a college dean (or appropriate administrative official) to complete the faculty evaluation and college report forms, respectively.
The personal essays are important. We ask you to explain your reasons for wanting to attend Yale and to discuss the activities and interests that are important to you.
There is an application fee of $75, which is nonrefundable.
If you are not attending college at this time and are employed, or if you are in college now but previously interrupted your education in order to work, please have your employer submit a letter of recommendation.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 706
Transfers Accepted: 34
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 5%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 8%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -3%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 2400
Room and Board: 12200
Tuition and Fees: 40500
Total Cost: 58250
Note on Costs:
$55,85 for academic year 211-212, which includes tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses.
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
Yale admits students for their academic and personal promise without regard to their ability to pay. Concern about cost should not keep students from applying. 100% of demonstrated need will be met.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7998
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 61%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 7%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010