Yale University

Yale University


Mailing Address: 149 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Rank on 2008 List: 15

Rank on 2006 List: 20

Matriculation Rates of African Americans: 96%

Average GPA: N/A

Total Enrollment: 5,303

African American Enrollment: 437

Number of Applications: 19,323

Acceptance Rates: 10%

*Average SAT Scores: Reading: 700-790; Math: 690-790; Writing: 690-790

Black Student Group(s): West Indian Students’ Organization, African Students Association

Application Deadline: Dec. 31

Early Decision Deadline: Nov. 1

Application Notification: Early Action: Dec. 15; Regular Decision: April 1

Financial Aid Options/Deadlines: Early Action: November 1; Regular Decision: March 1

Costs: Tuition & Fees: $35,300; Room & Board: $10,700

Greek Organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta


*25th Percentile-75th Percentile


Alfie Daniels, Director of Multicultural Recruitment for Undergraduate Admissions

What are you looking for in a student?

There are a lot of different things we take into consideration. The most important information we have in a file is going to be a student’s academic performance. There’s not one specific thing we look for in an applicant. We’re also curious in terms of their activities in high school and what their teachers say. We’re looking for students who have taken a broad range of challenging courses in high school and who have done well in those courses.

What advice do you have for students who might fall short of the minimum requirements, but still want to attend?

We don’t have any minimum requirements for admissions. Mt recommendation is for students to continue to work hard and do the best they can do in their course work and involvement outside of class.

What advice do you have for applicants?

Be yourself in the application process. We want to make sure you’re academically qualified to be here and we want to make sure we’re bringing in a diverse class. We’re looking for a diversity in thought. You want to make sure your application is a reflection of who you are and the things you’ve accomplished.

How does Yale weigh GPA, SAT scores, extracurricular act ivies, recommendations and the college essay during the application process?

We have a very holistic process. All of those things factor into our decision.

What is the student teacher ration?


What is the University’s housing situation like? Is it difficult for freshmen and sophomore to get housing?

Freshmen are guaranteed housing and you are guaranteed housing for all four years. We have a “residential college system.” When students are admitted you are assigned to a residential college for all four