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 7% out of about 35,000 applications each year, in an effort to put together the best graduating class they can. This averages out to about 2,470 students being accepted each year and about 1,360 enroll for September.

To have your best chance at acceptance, make sure to follow their forms and requirements very carefully. Your application should have Recommendations and a Secondary school record, but it is also good to have Formal demonstration of competencies, a Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school rank. Your SAT combined scores should be in the 1,460 - 1,580 range and ACT in the 33 - 35 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 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
35,220
Male 16,409
Female 18,811

 

Acceptance
2,465
Male 1,237
Female 1,215

 

Enrollment Total
1,355
Male 684
Female 671


Acceptance Rate
7%
Male
7.5%
Female
6.5%

 

Yield
55%
Male
55.3%
Female
55.2%


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

    Recommendations
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


    Recommended

    Formal demonstration of competencies
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank

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