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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:  13,433 (5,964 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High 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 – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty5,1441,098
Research and public service2,217295
Total graduate assistants-3,005
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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$47,600$49,480$51,400$53,4303.9%
Books and supplies$3,525$3,580$3,670$3,7502.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,600$15,170$15,500$16,0003.2%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$66,445$68,950$71,290$73,9003.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid194060%————
Grant or scholarship aid81351%$42,716,510$52,542
Federal grants25516%$1,806,445$7,084
Pell grants25416%$1,247,245$4,910
Other federal grants1419%$559,200$3,966
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships81251%$40,910,065$50,382
Student loan aid1288%$643,246$5,025
Federal student loans1288%$643,246$5,025
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,061$156,695,320$51,191
Pell grants908$4,261,024$4,693
Federal student loans463$2,673,725$5,775
  • 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$18,319$18,053$18,748
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$5,171$4,978$2,315
$30,001 – $48,000$7,929$4,392$3,522
$48,001 – $75,000$6,551$6,986$4,132
$75,001 – $110,000$13,934$13,223$11,041
$110,001 and more$36,367$35,873$39,076
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment13,433
Undergraduate enrollment5,964
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment16
Graduate enrollment7,469
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 42%
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: 8%
Out-of-state: 80%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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 (2018-2019): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
Number of applicants35,30116,17719,124
Percent admitted6%7%6%
Percent admitted who enrolled70%68%72%
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 2018 (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 Writing720770
SAT Math740800
ACT Composite3335
ACT English3536
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 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 99 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
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 2010]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 98%
8-year: 99%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 96%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 92%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 95%
Hispanic/Latino: 96%
White: 97%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 1%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 97%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
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 total118040
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies04--
African-American/Black Studies10330
American/United States Studies/Civilization211340
Area Studies, Other0---
East Asian Studies85--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other18---
European Studies/Civilization-12--
German Studies2---
Latin American Studies3---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1---
Russian Studies2---
South Asian Studies0---
Women's Studies6---
Category total713770
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2514110
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-126-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology841412-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-10130
Evolutionary Biology31102-
Genetics, General-15100
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-530
Neurobiology and Anatomy-000
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-420
Physiology, General-230
Category total140151830
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-472130
Category total-472130
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other9---
Computer and Information Sciences, General594820
Computer Programming, Specific Applications6---
Category total744820
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2432100
Chemical Engineering8000
Electrical and Electronics Engineering816100
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0460
Engineering Science21---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering55100
Mechanical Engineering14980
Category total8066440
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General521750
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other11---
Category total631750
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, General5540
Comparative Literature-1130
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General11030
French Language and Literature21030
German Language and Literature0---
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0630
Italian Language and Literature0410
Japanese Language and Literature0---
Latin Language and Literature0---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1150
Portuguese Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-200
Spanish Language and Literature1350
Category total1859310
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---0
Medical Scientist-2310-
Nursing Administration-0-0
Nursing Practice--15-
Nursing Science-0180
Physician Assistant-39--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Public Health, General-190120
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other---0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-99-101
Category total-351179101
History, General13362230
Category total13362230
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-198-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-0--
Category total-19223-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11---
Category total11---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General15300
Mathematics, General421670
Mathematics, Other7---
Statistics, General16294-
Category total8048110
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science24---
International/Global Studies0---
Mathematics and Computer Science3---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-610
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other48000
Category total75610
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-15--
Environmental Studies22---
Forestry, General-17110
Natural Resources Management and Policy-118--
Category total22150110
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies1---
Religion/Religious Studies12960
Category total1738150
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other0---
Chemistry, General274524-
Geology/Earth Science, General310110
Physical Sciences, Other0---
Physics, General2044180
Physics, Other1---
Category total59115570
Psychology, General5417140
Category total5417140
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-28--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-42--
Economics, General1370120
International Relations and Affairs4828--
Political Science and Government, General13622100
Category total359147410
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-34--
Theology/Theological Studies-22--
Category total-1060-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation142770
Art/Art Studies, General844--
Directing and Theatrical Production-5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General80313
Film/Cinema/Video Studies7100
Fine/Studio Arts, General-33--
Music Performance, General---0
Music, General98150
Music, Other-3280
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-38--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism-6--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-8--
Category total462912313
Grand total1,3132,280787114
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, 2017-2018
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: 50
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: $50,182
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $32,203
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined117120
Field Hockey21
Ice Hockey2824
Swimming and Diving3236
Other Sports45
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1929)06/30/2020
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited (04/01/1958 - 12/31/2007)
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nursesAccredited since (10/16/1972)1/31/2020
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1923)TBD
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (02/01/1948)12/31/2015
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programsAccredited since (03/01/1964)12/31/2011
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited (07/01/1968 - 12/05/2011)
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 theologyAccredited since (07/01/1938)6/30/2013
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (02/19/2014)12/31/2019
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (09/25/1999)12/31/2019
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public healthAccredited since (12/22/1946)12/31/2021
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1954)12/31/2016
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1928 - 03/31/2013)
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1928 - 04/02/2013)
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Yale University School of Medicine Psychology InternshipAccredited since (12/01/1970)12/31/2020
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
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 Year201620152014
Default rate1.1%0.8%1.4%
Number in default131018
Number in repayment1,1461,1641,232
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)