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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Yale is an elite private university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,743 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Yale acceptance rate is only 7%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and History. Graduating 97% of students, Yale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $56,600.
About Yale University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
Address
38 Hillhouse Ave
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
7%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1460-1580
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,053/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,978/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,392/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,986/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,223/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,873/ 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.65 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,743Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    49%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Intelligent
    14%
  • Gifted
    9%
  • Exceptional
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.75 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Home
    21%
  • Fulfilling
    18%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Bomb
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
97%
National
49%
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
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I really like the online courses from Yale University, you can choose btw a lot of different subjects and get smarter.
And the proffessors are amazing!
This university changed me a lot. Not only do I feel like an expert in my area of study, but I have been taught to write and speak in a much more compelling way than ever before. The university is very conducive to fostering strong friendships among undergrads. I have close networks of friends that I could not have formed elsewhere
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Yale University is basically the most beautiful school in the world, by far. I still can't believe just how gorgeous the place is. Sometimes when I'm walking around by myself on the old campus, I just want to pinch myself. It's pretty much the "Blue Steel" of colleges and universities. Funny story, but my African mom basically describes it in the following terms: "ohh, it all looks like Harry Potter's world! I bet this is where he really goes to school!".
I knew a lot of people who talked about Yale's community before coming here, but I honestly didn't really take it too seriously. However, after just a semester here, I see exactly what people mean and truly think it differentiates it from other top schools. Students aren't backstab-by or overly competitive; high school was honestly more competitive from my experience. Other students are always willing to share notes, form study groups, and generally be helpful. It creates a very positive environment which honestly is so healthy and makes college so much more fun.