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ApplyingWhen applying to Yale University, it's important to note the application deadline is December 31, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Yale University is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 7.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 13.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||8%|
|Application deadline||December 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Yale University is 6:1, and the school has 79.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Yale University include: Biology/biological sciences; Economics; History; Political science and government; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 99.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||90% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifeYale University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,275, with a gender distribution of 50.2 percent male students and 49.8 percent female students. 88.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12.0 percent of students live off campus. Yale University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesYale University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Yale University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 5 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Yale University.
|Students who have cars on campus||5% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Yale University, 54.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $37,639.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$38,300 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,500 (2010-11) - High|
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