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Yale University Admissions

Yale admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 6%. Students that get into Yale have an average SAT score between 1460-1570 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Yale is January 2. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Yale early action deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
6%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
35,301
SAT Range
1460-1570
SAT Reading
720-770
SAT Math
740-800
Students Submitting SAT
63%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
35-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
51%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 2
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$80
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Neither required nor recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
80%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.25 responses
Poll
88%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.25 responses