Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, 75 miles northeast of New York City, is a private university comprised of approximately 5,800 first degree (undergraduate) students and about 6,000 graduate and professional students. 

Yale offers to undergraduates a liberal arts curriculum with 80 major fields of study, 45+ languages, 2,000 courses, the second-largest university library in the country, and extraordinary laboratory and research facilities.

All faculty teach undergraduates; 75% of classes enroll 20 students or fewer. Students reside on campus in 14 residential colleges. More than 80 countries are represented in the undergraduate student body.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 6.9%
  • Average ACT range: 32-35
  • Average SAT range: 2100-2370
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geology; History; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology; Urban Planning
  • Full list of majors available: http://admissions.yale.edu/majors-and-academic-programs


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $75,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Fencing; Women's Fencing; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Volleyball; Women's Volleyball

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