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Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Yale University, located in urban New Haven, Conn., is a private institution founded in 1701. Yale is known for its excellent drama and music programs. The Yale Bulldogs are part of the Ivy League and have an on-going rivalry with Harvard. Yale is also well known for its secret societies, the most popular ones being the Skull and Bone Society and the Scroll and Key Society. Actress Meryl Streep, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and actor Edward Norton are distinguished Yale alumni.

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Quick Facts

PO Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520

2013-2014 Tuition

$44,000 Tuition and Fees


5405 undergraduate students
50% male / 50% female


December 31 application deadline
7.1% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1701

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Engineering Science, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Linguistics, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Modern Greek Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Portuguese Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, International/Global Studies, Cognitive Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Astronomy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other, Chemistry, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, South Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, German Studies, Japanese Studies, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,405
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 5,393
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 4
Percent of male undergraduates: 50%
Percent of female undergraduates: 50%
Percent of international undergraduates: 10%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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