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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
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
6%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1420-1600
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
$18,319/ 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
    $5,171/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,929/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,934/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,367/ 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.62 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,469Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    47%
  • Passionate
    25%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Gifted
    9%
  • Exceptional
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.72 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Home
    23%
  • Fulfilling
    19%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Bomb
    10%
  • Ugh
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
98%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Yale is a highly diverse university with exceptionally friendly and helpful faculty, staff, and students. The food is beyond exceptional, taking sustainability, food waste, health, and nutrition in mind when it comes to every dish. I'm always learning new things each time I step foot on campus. I can't say enough about this place!
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Yale offers a great breadth of academic courses, thus allowing students to explore different majors that they may be contemplating. The group approach to studying courses involving math and science can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on how one best learns. The campus is spread throughout an urban city, so one has to use awareness as navigating an "open" campus. Student life is improved by creating bonds with the advisers, deans, and peers that Yale matches one with to avoid isolation. Interest groups also keep one inspired while attaining academic goals. Lastly, dorm life, in general, is good including gym, laundry facilities and junk food splurge nights.
Great college. Felt like i made a great choice to attend Yale. Teachers are excellent and are interested in teaching. Students are very friendly and the atmosphere is very conducive to learning. Enjoying the sporting community, the arts atmosphere and the student life. Very easy to get around campus and feel very safe. Weather has been great thus far. I feel challenged in my classes and i have to work hard to stay ahead. Great class opportunities. Flexibility in choosing major and easy to talk to professors about college goals.