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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Yale University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
Woodbridge Hall
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
6%
SAT Scores Range
1410-1600
ACT Scores Range
31-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Yale University

Cost

Net Price
$19,317/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,918/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,287/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,913/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,229/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,366/ 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.61 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,470Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    45%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Gifted
    10%
  • Exceptional
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    30%
  • Fulfilling
    20%
  • Home
    20%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Bomb
    10%
  • Ugh
    3%

After Yale University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
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

Yale University Reviews

913 reviews
All Categories
Yale managed to exceed my expectations. I originally chose Yale because of how genuine every student I met was and that perception continues to persist. I have met the most interesting and talented people while at Yale and have made some of the closest friends. One moment we'll be discussing a bio problem set, the next discussing the real solution to economic disparity, the next talking about our upbringings. While it's easy to think of Yale as a competitive college, I think that's far from the truth. I have never collaborated as much as I have at Yale. Everyone wants the best for each other and grades are not a focus. The social scene at Yale is also great. Frat parties are open to anyone for the most part and it's very easy to get integrated with Greek life members even if you aren't in it yourself. Just based off of the year I've been here, I can already say that Yale has changed me to be a more well-rounded person.
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I think what makes Yale what it is is the people. Everyone here has something about which they're incredibly passionate, and you feel that in the buzz of energy around campus-- everyone is always busy doing something, meeting someone, or going somewhere. While it can sometimes be hard to find your niche (isn't it always, though?, especially with so many deeply invested Yalies, it's ultimately become a home and a place with so many incredible memories, so much academic and personal growth, and so much I'll miss when I leave. We're already planning our reunions.
Yale is everything you dream of and more. Walking through these century-old libraries with the gothic architecture...you really don't get more Ivy League than Yale. As a graduate student, I sometimes feel a little removed from the main campus, but overall the college community is incredibly open and accepting. The opportunities that this school affords you just by name recognition alone makes it worth attending.