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  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+
38 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
From Yale University

Yale is best defined by the word and. Yale is a research university and a liberal arts college. Its scholars are driven by innovation and more than 300 years of tradition. Yale students excel in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering at the highest levels. Students of all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, and interests join a global community that values a multifaceted approach to undergraduate education.
All Yale undergraduates enroll in a single liberal arts college with 2,000 courses and 80 majors. Students are randomly assigned to Residential Colleges: close-knit communities housed in stunning buildings centered on courtyards. Each is a microcosm of Yale’s diverse student body, while preserving the intimacy of a small college.
Yale is committed to affordability and meets 100% of financial need - for all students, without loans. Yale’s policies mean that no student will ever need to decline a place in the class for financial reasons.

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

Application Deadline
January 2
Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1460-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,748/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$52,542/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Yale's Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience aims to understand how the brain produces the mind and behavior, with the goal of advancing human understanding, improving physical and mental health, and optimizing performance. This entails a broad, interdisciplinary effort that spans molecules to minds. Yale’s undergraduate Neuroscience major provides a rigorous but flexible course of study, spanning this broad field

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,939Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Passionate
    44%
  • Intelligent
    33%
  • Gifted
    17%
  • Exceptional
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.79 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Fulfilling
    21%
  • Home
    18%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Bomb
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • 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

    Yale University Reviews

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    Great college! They say the more options you have the more regrets you'll have, and that has been true of my Yale experience. While I do not regret doing the things I did do, I do wish I had more than 24 hours in a day so I could do even more! There is so much to do in terms of career development, extra-curriculars, and just entertainment in general. There are so many classes to choose from and most of the professors are incredible not just as professors, but as people in general. If I could redo college I would definitely choose Yale again!
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    An amazing school with so many different positive qualities about it! There's also a lot of balance - Greek life doesn't dominate but it's still there and pretty open to most people. Academics are challenging/rigorous but so captivating that you're motivated to work hard. There is a variety of social, political, economic, religious views represented on campus and yet almost everyone is respectful and open about getting to know about why you think the way you do. To cut a long story short - best college in the world, and I couldn't be happier.
    I love the sense of community here, being a part of a residential college really gives you somewhere to belong. There are also so many extracurriculars available that its easy to be overwhelmed by the choice! Although Yale has been a mostly positive experience, I would love to see the Student Income Contribution get eliminated, so FGLI students aren't obligated to work in order to have a place at Yale.