Yale University

907 reviews
  1. New Haven, CT
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Yale University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
Woodbridge Hall
New Haven, CT 06520
Website

Yale University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1410-1600
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,317/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,918/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,287/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,913/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,229/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,366/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,470Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    45%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Gifted
    10%
  • Exceptional
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    30%
  • Fulfilling
    20%
  • Home
    20%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Bomb
    10%
  • Ugh
    3%

After Yale University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

907 reviews
  • Excellent
    275
  • Very Good
    333
  • Average
    245
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    13
One of my favorite things about Yale is the housing system. When you enter Yale your freshman year you are randomly assigned to one of 12 'residential colleges' which are basically just different dorms you are associated with for the next four years. Each residential college has its own dining hall, common room, and basement with various amenities (your college may have a gym, a theater, a music room, or more!). Each college also has its own master and dean that you can really connect with, and who are completely available to help with any problems you might have. The short of it: living on campus at Yale is simply the best!
  • College Freshman
  • May 27 2015
Campus housing for freshman is very variable. There are halls like Bingham that have spacious suites (especially the 9th floor suites) and then there's L-dub that houses students in obscenely small rooms. There are people who love their suitemates and couldn't have asked for group of people to live with and others who dislike their suitemates immensely. I have been fortunate enough to be matched with really great suitemates and really spacious housing, hence the A+ rating. The facilities seem to work fine in all freshman housing, I haven't heard too many complaints about the bathrooms or laundry rooms. If any of washing machines or dryers malfunction, it's usually fixed by the next day. It's pretty easy to socialize with other suites. I love Bingham because the Chaplain's Office in the basement has free ice cream everyday!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 18 2012
There are phenomenal amounts of opportunities given by the school! The best part, in my opinion, is the residential college system. When you matriculate to the university, you are randomly placed into one of 12 residential colleges, and you typically remain in that college until graduation. You live within your college for every year past freshman year, and each college has its own dining hall, gym, kitchen, laundry room, restaurant, intramural teams, and more! This system fosters a camaraderie and creates friendships and bonds that I do not think are possible otherwise.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 5 2013