Yale University

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Yale University can be found in New Haven, CT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 13,000 students enrolled each year at Yale University.

Most of the students getting into this school had an SAT score in the range of 2120 - 2390, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 32 - 35. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Yale University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.90 - 4. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 7 percent of students who applied are accepted to the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Yale University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 8%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.yale.edu.

Overall Yale University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Yale University was reported as 7.1% in Fall 2012 with over 29,000 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 2120 - 2390
  • ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Yale University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Yale University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Yale University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 8.6%
  • 2009-2010: 7.5%
  • 2010-2011: 7.9%
  • 2011-2012: 7.7%
  • 2012-2013: 7.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 7.6%

How Does Yale University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Yale University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Connecticut State University75.4%
University of New Haven74.4%
Quinnipiac University67.2%
Sacred Heart University76.2%
Central Connecticut State University64.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Yale University (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading700 - 800
Math710 - 790
Writing710 - 800
Total Score2120 - 2390
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score32 - 35
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