Monday, February 16, 2009

YALE UNIVERSITY -- New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a historic, small New England city about two hours north of New York. A total of approximately 11,400 students attend Yale University's three component parts – Yale College (which is the undergraduate institution), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and ten professional schools (the Schools of Art, Architecture, Drama, Engineering, Music, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Medicine, and Nursing, and the Divinity School).

Today, most Americans probably think of Yale in terms of undergraduate experience. However, Yale University is also a highly esteemed research university, having produced Nobel laureates in economics, physics, chemistry, and medicine. Yale University is also home to several world-renowned art collections and libraries.

Yale University has a long tradition of public service, with faculty, officers, and alumni who have served (and continue to serve) in government, education, business, and non-profit ventures. Among its most famous alumni are five U.S. presidents: George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and William Howard Taft. Other contemporary leaders in public life who graduated from Yale are John Kerry, Dick Cheney, George Pataki, and Hillary Clinton.
From an undergraduate's point of view, one of the most striking aspects of the Yale experience is that it is a residential college, modeled on the Oxford and Cambridge systems.

Incoming students are assigned to one of twelve residential colleges, each of which houses about 450 students. Each college is housed in its own building, which contains dining and sports and recreation facilities as well as residential quarters and meeting rooms. The Colleges are staffed by deans, masters, associated faculty, and fellows, and offer a rich variety of seminars, lectures, and social events. This makes for an atmosphere in which students with widely varying interests and backgrounds are constantly crossing paths, and gives all students an exceptional opportunity to expand their educational and social horizons during their college years.

Yale University
P.O. Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432 - 9300
Founded 1701
No religious affiliation
Admission Information
Admission Director: Margit Dahl
Phone: (203) 432 - 9300

Early action
Single Choice Early Action application deadline: November 1.Decisions are mailed by mid-December.
Regular action
Regular decision deadline: December 31.Decisions are mailed April 1.

Test scores
There is no preference between the SAT and ACT. Applicants may submit scores from the SAT plus 2 SAT Subject Tests, or from the ACT with Writing.

The Common Application is accepted with a Yale Supplement.
Campus visit: Not required.
Interview: Off-campus alumni interviews are recommended.
Early action acceptance rate: 18.1%
Top 10% of high school class: 95%
SAT I score (median): 2080-2370
ACT score (median): 29-34
Financial Aid
Tuition and fees (2007-2008): $34,530
Room and board (2007-2008): $10,470

Yale has a need-blind admissions policy and is committed to meeting 100 per cent of admitted students' demonstrated financial need.

Student Body
Undergrad student body: 5,300
Greek life: Yes, but statistics are not available.
5 year graduation rate: 94%
Out of state students: 93%
International students: 8%
Male/Female: 51% / 49%
Students living in campus housing: 83%

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