Yale University

Yale University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Yale University has a long and illustrious history. Founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, it was the third college established in the American colonies. The school was founded by a group of Congregationalist ministers led by Reverend James Pierpont with the intention of educating men for ministry and public service. In 1718, Elihu Yale donated nine bales of goods to the school, which were then used to fund scholarships and purchase books for the library. This generous donation earned Yale his namesake, and in 1745 the name was officially changed to Yale College.

In 1793, Yale became one of the first universities in America to offer a medical degree program. The medical school was short-lived however, as it closed in 1815 due to financial difficulties. In 1823, Yale received its first significant endowment from John Davenport and other members of New Haven’s Davenport family who had been generous donors throughout its history. This endowment enabled Yale to expand its curriculum beyond theology and classics into sciences such as mathematics and astronomy, making it one of America’s first universities to offer scientific studies. Check LOCALCOLLEGEEXPLORER for a list of community colleges in North Carolina.

In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln granted Yale an honorary degree making it one of only two universities at that time authorized to award doctoral degrees in science. In 1887, Yale began offering graduate studies programs in law and medicine that would eventually become two of its most prestigious schools today —the Law School and Medical School respectively. Throughout its history, Yale has been highly influential in producing some of America’s greatest leaders including five U.S Presidents: William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H W Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush.

Yale University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Yale University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Yale University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Yale University

Yale University is one of the most competitive universities in the world, with an acceptance rate of just 6.3%. In 2020, Yale received a record number of applications and admitted 2,304 students out of a pool of 36,843. Out of those admitted students, 1,941 enrolled in the fall semester. The middle 50% SAT scores for those admitted were 730-800 for Math and 710-800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The middle 50% ACT scores were 33-35. Of all the accepted students, 22% identified as African American or Black, 19% identified as Hispanic or Latinx, 15% identified as Asian American/Pacific Islander and 2% identified as Native American/Alaska Native. Additionally, 20% applied through QuestBridge and 16% applied through Early Action. Yale also offers need-based financial aid to all its students who demonstrate financial need and does not require any loans from their families with incomes below $65K per year.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 8%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 8%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 25,869
Female applicants 14,110
Male applicants 11,759
Applicants accepted 2,039
Female applicants accepted 1,011
Male applicants accepted 1,028
Freshman enrollment 1,344
Female freshman enrollment 697
Male freshman enrollment 647
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 932
Students accepting place on wait list 575
Students accepted from wait list 98

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 34%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 89%
SAT Critical Reading average score 740
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 700-800
SAT Math average score 750
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 710-790
SAT Writing average score 750
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 710-800
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 32%
Average ACT Composite score 33
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 32-35
ACT Composite score breakdown N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A