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  • 94% of students are from outside the state of Connecticut. 
  • 11% of students are international (not US Citizens or Permanent Residents)
  • Read more about diversity at Yale


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Yale University


  • Yale is an Ivy League University located in New Haven, Connecticut, a 90 minute drive from New York City and a 45 minute drive from Hartford, Connecticut. Map.
  • Yale enrolls 5,453 undergraduate students. 
  • Yale does not require students to take out loans for their education. 
  • Yale meets 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students with a financial aid package consisting of need-based scholarships, term-time employment, and a student income contribution.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • $119 million estimated Yale College financial aid budget.
  • 64% of undergraduates in Yale College receive some financial assistance.
  • 16% of Yale College students come from families who make less than $65,000 a year.
  • Households with less than $65,000 in annual income and typical assets have $0 parent contribution.
  • More than 18.5% of eligible Yale College students in the Class of 2019 qualified for Federal Pell Grants, which typically go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • A record high 14.5% of Yale College students in the Class of 2019 will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university.


    Racial Diversity
    African American 10%
    Asian American 20%
    Caucasian 57%
    Hispanic 11%
    Native American 3%
    International Students 10%

    The above is based on self-reported information solicited from all students once they arrived on campus.  Categories do not add up to 100% because U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents who indicated two or more ethnicites are counted in more than one category.

    Gender Ratio
    Female 49%
    Male 51%



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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Urban
  • City population: 130,700

Size (Fall of 2014)

  • 5,453 undergraduates 
  • 6,883 graduate students
  • 1,361 freshmen

Admissions (Class of 2018)

  • 6.3% applicants admitted 
  • 95% in top 10% of HS class 
  • SAT CR middle 50%: 710-800 
  • SAT M middle 50%: 700-790 
  • SAT W middle 50%: 710-790 
  • ACT middle 50%: 31-35