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IPEDS ID: 130794
OPE ID: 00142600
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Yale University
Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
General information:  (203) 432-4771
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,974 (5,746 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Navy, Air Force)
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty4,9751,120
Research and public service2,075308
Total graduate assistants-2,932
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$45,800$47,600$49,480$51,4003.9%
Books and supplies$3,450$3,525$3,580$3,6702.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,000$14,600$15,170$15,5002.2%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$63,970$66,445$68,950$71,2903.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid180859%————
Grant or scholarship aid69851%$35,526,279$50,897
Federal grants21416%$1,432,643$6,695
Pell grants21416%$992,643$4,639
Other federal grants1108%$440,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships(*)0%(*)(*)
Institutional grants or scholarships69551%$34,090,136$49,051
Student loan aid1259%$620,258$4,962
Federal student loans1219%$590,510$4,880
Other student loans60%$29,748$4,958
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,84052%$138,619,634$48,810
Pell grants79114%$3,528,271$4,461
Federal student loans54410%$3,164,850$5,818
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$18,164$18,319$18,053
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$6,554$5,171$4,978
$30,001 – $48,000$8,014$7,929$4,392
$48,001 – $75,000$7,094$6,551$6,986
$75,001 – $110,000$12,559$13,934$13,223
$110,001 and more$39,194$36,367$35,873
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment12,974
Undergraduate enrollment5,746
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment26
Graduate enrollment7,228
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 6%
Out-of-state: 81%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
Number of applicants32,87915,10317,776
Percent admitted7%7%7%
Percent admitted who enrolled69%69%70%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing730780
SAT Math730800
ACT Composite3235
ACT English3436
ACT Math3135
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 97%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 97%
8-year: 97%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 97%
Female: 98%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 96%
Hispanic/Latino: 99%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 97%
Two or more races: 99%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 98%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture-2--
Category total97000
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies01--
African-American/Black Studies4940
American/United States Studies/Civilization431280
Area Studies, Other2---
East Asian Studies513--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other10---
European Studies/Civilization-8--
German Studies1---
Latin American Studies3---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2---
Russian Studies2---
South Asian Studies0---
Women's Studies7---
Category total7943120
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology321890
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-75-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology8597-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-1360
Evolutionary Biology3655-
Genetics, General-1780
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-440
Neurobiology and Anatomy-070
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-340
Physiology, General-020
Category total153101764
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-46350
Category total-46350
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other7---
Computer and Information Sciences, General513460
Computer Programming, Specific Applications4---
Category total623460
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2231110
Chemical Engineering72080
Electrical and Electronics Engineering82040
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3840
Engineering Science25---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering8000
Mechanical Engineering172060
Category total9099330
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6622110
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other13---
Category total7922110
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics0---
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0---
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4530
Comparative Literature-1220
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0620
French Language and Literature3320
German Language and Literature0---
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0940
Italian Language and Literature0230
Japanese Language and Literature0---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2120
Portuguese Language and Literature1---
Russian Language and Literature1---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-540
Spanish Language and Literature2540
Category total2055290
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---0
Medical Scientist-351-
Nursing Administration-0-0
Nursing Practice--17-
Nursing Science--40
Physician Assistant-37--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Public Health, General-173180
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other---0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-90-79
Category total-33512979
History, General10541200
Category total10541200
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-248-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-0--
Category total-24232-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies15---
Category total15---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General25020
Mathematics, General28060
Mathematics, Other4---
Statistics, General5191-
Category total621990
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science27---
International/Global Studies0---
Mathematics and Computer Science9---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-530
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other63000
Category total99530
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-29--
Environmental Studies17---
Forestry, General-2170
Natural Resources Management and Policy-116--
Category total1716670
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Religion/Religious Studies41990
Category total2130110
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other1---
Chemistry, General263126-
Geology/Earth Science, General7870
Physical Sciences, Other1---
Physics, General2943150
Physics, Other0---
Category total6787520
Psychology, General7835160
Category total7835160
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-0--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-34--
Economics, General14346100
International Relations and Affairs4829--
Political Science and Government, General12227120
Category total348158400
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-8--
Theology/Theological Studies-76--
Category total-1380-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation111460
Art/Art Studies, General1159--
Directing and Theatrical Production-3--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General120210
Film/Cinema/Video Studies12230
Fine/Studio Arts, General-0--
Music Performance, General---0
Music, General99770
Music, Other-2601
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-23--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism-5--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-9--
Category total552581811
Grand total1,3592,18370994
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 27
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 43
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $49,929
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $44,745
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined121120
Field Hockey21
Ice Hockey2723
Swimming and Diving3335
Other Sports48
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)4/1/1958 - 12/31/2007Resigned
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses10/16/1972 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/1/1948 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs3/1/1964 -  Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels2/19/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health12/22/1946 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1954 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 - 3/31/2013Resigned
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs9/1/1928 - 4/2/2013Resigned
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Yale University School of Medicine Psychology Internship
12/1/1970 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession004
Drug law violations27139
Liquor law violations632
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations511
Liquor law violations030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape002
Aggravated assault043
Motor vehicle theft264
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate0.8%1.4%0.6%
Number in default10188
Number in repayment1,1641,2321,284
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)