Yale University

Yale University

Founded in 1701, Yale University is a private university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It is also a member of the Ivy League. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. Yale is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Divinity School
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Institute of Sacred Music
  • Law School
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Art
  • School of Drama
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • School of Management
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • Yale College

Yale University fields more than 30 varsity athletic teams. They participate in the Ivy League Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association. Yale University is an NCAA Division I member.

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New Haven , CT 06520
General Phone: (203) 432-1333

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Yale Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,261African studies, American studies, East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Chinese studies, German studies, Japanese studies, ...
Science489biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology, call and molecular biology, bacteriology, immunology, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, ...
Medicine270neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist, public health
Business and Management251business management
Law228law, advanced legal research
Religion and Philosophy208philosophy, religion, Jewish studies, theology, ministry, theology and religious vocations
Engineering179engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, archeology ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine165registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing science
Music153music, music performance, various music studies
Therapy and Counseling145cognitive science, psychology
Conservation and Resource Management135environmental studies, forestry
Architecture and Planning99architecture, environmental design
Fine Arts96fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts84drama
Mathematics56mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering42computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology33physician assistant
Photography and Commercial Art17film studies
Art Studies16art studies
Education and Teaching5urban education

Number of programs and degrees for Yale in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,31966
Master's degree1,39874
Post-master's certificate47557
Doctor's degree37564
First-professional degree3653

Yale Student Body

In 2007-2008, Yale had a total enrollment of 11,454 students (10,125 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 49%
Graduate 40%
First Professional 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 22%
22-24 18%
25-29 26%
30-34 8%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York13%
(International Students)10%
New Jersey6%
North Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%
New Mexico1%
New Hampshire1%
Rhode Island1%

Yale Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

Yale Room and Board (2007)

Yale offers campus housing for 4,600 of its 10,125 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New Haven, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Yale Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal700800
SAT Math700790
SAT Writing700780
ACT Composite3034

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Yale Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,300
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,300
Room and board $ 10,700
Room charge $ 5,840
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,860
Books and supplies $ 3,000
Other expenses $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
Yale participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 142600)

Yale Faculty

Yale has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*12$151,602
Associate professorcalendar year0*14$100,674
Assistant professorcalendar year0*10$89,609
Lecturercalendar year1*8$106,548
All faculty totalcalendar year2*44$113,117

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year453$178,293116$166,476
Associate professoracademic year77$105,45446$95,739
Assistant professoracademic year130$88,27188$84,038
Lectureracademic year88$74,37685$60,137
All faculty totalacademic year748$142,924335$108,126

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Yale Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ivy Group
Basketball Ivy Group
Baseball Ivy Group
Track Ivy Group

Yale Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Environmental Design/Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Forestry, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Urban Education and Leadership

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Development Economics and International Development
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Evolutionary Biology
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Psychology, General

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