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Yale University
  • 4 Year
  • New Haven, CT

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

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.

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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

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Cost

Net Price
$18,073 / 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
$55,827 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 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
6,088 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Passionate
    36%
  • Intelligent
    27%
  • Gifted
    14%
  • Stressed
    14%
  • Exceptional
    5%
  • Overrated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 81 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Passionate
    28%
  • Fulfilling
    20%
  • Home
    18%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Bomb
    8%
  • Ugh
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%

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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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