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Applicant Status At Yale University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:28,977
Male Applicants:13,641
Female Applicants:15,336
Total Acceptances:2,043
Male Acceptances:1,079
Female Acceptances:964
Acceptance Rate:7%
Yield: ? 66%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(203) 432-9302
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$75
Application Web Site:
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 15
Regular Decision December 31 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,356
Full-Time Male Enrollment:689
Full-Time Female Enrollment:667
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 204
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? 56
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:779
Applicants Accepted:30
Students Enrolled:24

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 700 - 800 710 - 790 710 - 800 2120 - 2390 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported 32 - 35 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:95%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:84%
Students Submitting ACT:35%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Must submit any 2 SAT Subject Test scores

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be sincere and genuine in your application and interview. You don't have to put on a front. You DO need to express yourself as you.
  • Be yourself in your application, in your essays, in your interview, during your visit. Because, after all, Yale is looking for about 1,200 individuals, not a pre-made mold.
  • Consider recruitment if you're good at a sport. It's a great way to find your niche at Yale and have a built-in social and support system.
  • Cover the basics: get good grades, take AP/IB/honors classes, do well on standardized tests, volunteer your time, be in extracurriculars. Do your best at these things and you can consider a whole range of college options.
  • Distinguish yourself. Whether in arts, sports, volunteer work, or your job, do it all the way and let yourself stand out.
  • If you excell in fine or performing arts, consider sending a supplement to your application to show the admissions committee exactly what it is you do. Record a CD or photocopy a painting.
  • In your essay, whatever you do, don't talk about academics! After a certain caliber of excellence, your academics cease to matter in the admissions process.
  • Let the admissions committee know why you are particularly interested in Yale. Why do you really want to attend? A certain major? Resources? The atmosphere? Why Yale instead of another school?
  • Obtain recommendations from teachers who are not necessarily your favorite "cute and fuzzy" kind. Sometimes, the teacher whose class you've struggled in can say the best and most true things about you. Don't be afraid!
  • Visit campus before you apply (if possible) to see if you really love the way Yale feels. Just because you like Handsome Dan (our mascot) and look great in Bulldog Blue, doesn't mean you want to apply/attend sight-unseen.
  • Whatever activities you do-rock climbing, belly dancing, synthesizer-playing-do it passionately and excellently. Then tell Yale all about it!
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Don't pack too much. You do not need your entire ballerina figurine collection! But you will need lots of lamps (some buildings at Yale have very bad overhead lighting), a shower basket, rugs, posters, and lots of underwear (no one wants to do laundry).
  • During the winter, New Haven can get colder than you think.
  • No matter how much you like a class, odds are you won't go if it is before 9:30 a.m.
  • Not everyone is a genius. But yeah, some people are.
  • Yale students aren't that intimidating.
  • You can do anything you want at Yale. If you want a class that is restricted to juniors and seniors, plead and beg if you have to. Your enthusiasm will win you a spot. If you want to travel abroad but you do not have the money, just apply for grants or ask for financial aid. If you're creative enough, there is a possibility they could cave and let you go.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Information sessions and campus tours are offered Monday through Saturday. Check out the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for times.

Applicants can choose to schedule an on-campus or local interview. Information about the interview process is provided after your Yale application is received.
Campus Tours
Campus Tours are offered Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Call for holiday schedule. Special tours by appointment.
Overnight Visits
Overnight visits for accepted students can be arranged through the Admissions office. Yale also hosts Bulldog Days for accepted students. During a couple of days in April, you will be able to experience the life of a college student. You can not only stay in a dorm room (remember a sleeping bag), but you can eat in the dining halls, attend classes, and meet other Yale prospective students, faculty, and deans. Expect to receive an invitation with your acceptance package.
Virtual Tour of Campus
Did You Know?
  • Each April, admitted students are encouraged to attend Bulldog Days, a great chance to meet other members of your Yale class and to experience the richeness that Yale has to offer.
  • Experienced tour guides will take you around campus and give you an idea of what life at Yale is really like. Make sure to check out the statue of Nathan Hale ("I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country") and the Beinecke Library building.
  • Visiting high school students are known as "pre-frosh" and can visit Yale any time of the year. Pre-frosh students can be hosted overnight by Yalies who demonstrate to high-schoolers what it means to be a Yalie. Pre-frosh students can visit classes, eat in the dining halls, meet with professors, and talk with students.
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