When applying for Yale, it is extremely important to keep in mind that they are one of the most selective schools in the country. They only accept 6 out of about 31,000 applications each year, in an effort to put together the best graduating class they can. This averages out to about 1,990 students being accepted each year and about 1,370 enroll for September.

To have your best chance at acceptance, make sure to follow their forms and requirements very carefully. Your application should have ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record, but it is also good to have Formal demonstration of competencies, Secondary school GPA, and Secondary school rank. Your SAT combined scores should be in the 1,440 - 1,590 range and ACT in the 31 - 36 range. Undergraduates do have to pay a fee of $80 and graduates owe $105.

If you’re planning on applying for Early Action, your paperwork is due by November 1. For regular decision, the due date is January 1. You will be able to see the school’s decision online, but make sure to reply with intent to attend by May 1. Your test scores aren’t due by these dates, but it is recommended you turn them in as soon as possible.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2016 Admissions Cycle
Applications
31,445
Male 14,526
Female 16,919

 

Acceptance
1,988
Male 989
Female 999

 

Enrollment Total
1,367
Male 676
Female 691


Acceptance Rate
6.3%
Male
6.8%
Female
5.9%

 

Yield
68.8%
Male
68.4%
Female
69.2%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$80


Graduate

$105



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language


    Recommended

    Formal demonstration of competencies
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank