Yale University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Connecticut


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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10192
Total Grad Students: 4882
Undergraduate Students: 5310
Faculty: 3494

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 2:1

Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


New Haven Connecticut 6520

Website: http://www.yale.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 203-432-1333

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Thomas A Beckett
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
(203) 432-1414

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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.

Credits (Min/Max):
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.

Essay(s) required:
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.

Application Fee:
There is an application fee of $75, which is nonrefundable.

Other Requirements:
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.

Fall Deadline:
March 1

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 32 35
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 700 800
Math 710 790
Writing 710 800

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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


Books: 3150

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

Financial Aid

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

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