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Yale University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1701
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,333
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $17,949,088,000
Admissions Address

PO Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: December 31
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Margit A. Dahl
Admissions office telephone: (203) 432-9316
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: December 31
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $75
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A N/A
Mathematics N/A N/A
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 9%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 18%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 7%
Total applicants: 21,101
Total acceptances: 1,878
Total freshman enrollment: 1,315
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 49%

Male applicants:

Male acceptances: 957
Male freshman enrollment: 659
Female applicants: 11,462
Female acceptances: 921
Female freshman enrollment: 656
Out-of-state freshmen: 93%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 728
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 409
Students enrolled from waiting list: 56


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 99%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 45%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 700 - 790
Math: 690 - 790
Combined: 1390 - 1580


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 76.0% 73.0%
600-699 21.0% 25.0%
500-599 3.0% 2.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 29 - 34


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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