Yale University Campus, New Haven, CT

Applying to Yale University

Acceptance Rate 6.35%
Yield 70.22%
SAT Average 1,515
ACT Average 102
Applicants 35,301

Applying To Yale University

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 6.35% at Yale University where total 35,301 students applied and 2,240 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Yale University.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationadmissions.yale.edu
Online Applicationadmissions.yale.edu/freshman-application-process

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 35,301 students (16,177 men and 19,124 women) applied to Yale University and 2,240 (1,141 men and 1,099 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 781 men and 792 women were enrolled into Yale University. Following table shows the Yale University Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 6.35% and yield is 70.22%.

Admission Statistics at Yale University
Acceptance Rate 6.35% 7.05% 5.75%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 70.22% 68.45% 72.07%
[Chart] Yale University Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

988 applicants (63% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 796 applicants (51%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,570 and 25th percentile score is 1,460. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 106 and 25th percentile score is 99. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Yale University.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Yale University
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3536
[Chart] SAT Scores at Yale University
[Chart] ACT Scores at Yale University

Admission Requirements

Yale University requires 4 articles and recommends 3 articles to submit to their applicants. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Yale University

Application Requirements for Yale University
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Yale University is Semester. Yale University accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Yale University accepts.

Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits