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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.95% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
31,445 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,313 Graduates

About the photo: Sterling Memorial Library (left), 1927–1931, James Gamble Rogers; Anne T. & Robert M. Bass Library (right), Cross Campus, Yale University, downtown New Haven, Connecticut


The median tuition at Yale University is $49,480, which is $17,270 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,319.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 11% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Yale University received 31,445 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4% annual growth. Out of those 31,445 applicants, 1,988 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.32% acceptance rate.

There were 12,458 students enrolled at Yale University in 2016, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 68.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Yale University has a total enrollment of 12,458 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 12,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 113. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% White, 13.4% Asian, 8.81% Hispanic or Latino, 5.72% Black or African American, 4.36% Two or More Races, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (11%), followed by White Female (9.2%) and Asian Female (4.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (12.8%), followed by White Male (12.6%) and Asian Female (3.16%).

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In 2016, 67 fewer women than men graduated from Yale University. The majority of students graduating from Yale University are White. These 2,075 graduates mean that there were 3.53 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 588 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Yale University is General Economics with 233 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 138 graduates and General History with 109 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Yale University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 137 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 203 graduates and History with 187 graduates.


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Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.5B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.55B (10%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Yale University had a total expenditure of $3.19B. Of that $3.19B, they spent $1.42B on salaries and $459M on benefits.

Yale University employs 582 Professors, 203 Assistant professors, and 195 Lecturers. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professors (431), Female Professors (151), and Male Assistant professors (112).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1,216 employees, Management, with 1,166 employees, and Service with 901 employees.



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