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Yale University is a private institution, and one of the original Ivy League colleges and universities. Founded in 1701, Yale is among the earliest US colleges, and it has a distinguished history. Located near New Haven Connecticut, Yale is known around the world as a center for educational excellence. The student population is about 13,500 and most students are in the various graduate departments. The school is quite selective and as such, the average test scores for selected applicants are extremely high. The recent acceptance rate is about 6%. In the current year, Yale accepted about 2,000 students from a pool of approximately 35,000 applicants. Of the approximately 13,500 students, about 2,700 are international students. The student population consists of persons from 123 countries.
Overview of Yale University
Yale offers degrees in a wide range of undergraduate programs as well as advanced studies at the master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels. Students can take advantage of advanced research programs, state of the art libraries, and various study resources. Yale also has a distinguished faculty and small class groupings. The low student to faculty ratio and small class size ensure that students can have excellent access to teachers and other students.
Yale promotes interaction among students and between students and faculty. The vigorous exchange of ideas maximizes the benefits of a diverse and international student body.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||6:1|
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Yale Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||-|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||April 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Yale Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The standard rate for tuition at Yale is about $55,000. When combined with books, living expenses, and fees, the total is about $77,000. More than 60% of the entering student class get financial assistance, and the average net price for tuition $18,750.
Student financial aid at Yale is an essential part of making education affordable for students and their families. The process includes access to institutional funds, federal student loans, grants, and scholarships. More than half of the admitted class receives grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$52,542|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||60%|
|Room & Board||$16,600|
- Tuition In-State - $55,500
- Tuition Out-of-State - $55,500
- Books and Supplies - $1,050
- Room & Board - $16,600
- Other - $3,495
Yale provides an outstanding liberal arts education. It fosters development of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and leadership. The school is an academic leader in the US and across the world. It attracts faculty and students from all parts of the US and the world. Yale curriculum permits extensive academic exploration. Their educational philosophy encourages students to seek a wide range of coursework and follow their interests as they develop. Yale encourages students to travel abroad to work and study. Yale seeks to prepare global citizens with a life-long interest in learning and contributing to society.
Yale offers an outstanding student to faculty ratio of six to one (6:1). The retention rate is the percentage of first-year students that return for the second year. This is a key indicator of student satisfaction, and Yale has a recent retention rate of 99%. The four-year graduation rate is 88% and the six-year rate is 97%.
The low acceptance rate and extremely high retention rate suggests that Yale does an effective job at making selection decisions. The high graduation rate indicates that the school is successful at developing the selective group of students that it admits.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Social Science Majors||335 Total Graduates / 24%|
|Econometrics and Quantitative Economics||140 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||121 Graduates|
|International Relations and Affairs||46 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||168 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology||91 Graduates|
|Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||31 Graduates|
|Evolutionary Biology||27 Graduates|
|History||105 Total Graduates / 7%|
|History, General||105 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||102 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering||35 Graduates|
|Engineering Science||25 Graduates|
|Mechanical Engineering||22 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||8 Graduates|
|Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering||6 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||100 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other||66 Graduates|
|Cognitive Science||24 Graduates|
|Mathematics and Computer Science||10 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||42%|
Outcome & Salary
Yale graduates do well in the initial job and early-career stages. The early-career salary average is about $74,000 per year. The average annual salary increases in the mid-career point to about $87,000. Yale grads do extremely well in the late-career phase with an average annual income in the range of $152,000.
The return on investment for a Yale education is remarkable, there are other noteworthy outcomes. Yale education prepares students for leadership in their career fields, their communities, and on national and international stages. Yale inspires students to think creatively, invest in social progress, and promote values that benefit society.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$73,900|
|College Grads Average Salary||$87,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$151,500|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$870,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$2,385,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$74,992|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$795,008|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$2,310,008|
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|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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