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Some Facts & Statistics About Yale University


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Yale University is a large research university with a wide array of programs, departments, schools, centers, museums, and affiliated organizations.  This Factsheet addresses some frequently asked statistical questions about Yale, especially those concerning undergraduate programs.  Only a subset of Yale's resources are represented in this Factsheet.  For a fuller view of the University, consult related web pages that can be reached via the University "front door" at www.yale.edu. Prospective students who are interested in information about attending any of Yale's schools, should go to www.yale.edu/admissions.

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General Information

  • Private, independent institution founded in 1701.
  • Semester system; 342-acre central campus in New Haven, Connecticut; 1,093 total acreage.
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Schools of Yale University

  • Yale College (undergraduate programs)
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Professional schools
    • Architecture
    • Art
    • Divinity
    • Drama
    • Engineering and Applied Science
    • Forestry and Environmental Studies
    • Law
    • Management
    • Medicine (M.D. and Physician Associate programs)
    • Music
    • Nursing
    • Public Health
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Fall 2010 Enrollment*
Division
Male
Female
Total
% International*
Yale College 2,616 2,663 5,279
10%
Special (Degree & Non-Degree) 18 13 31
0%
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 1,416 1,280 2,696
32%
Professional Schools
Architecture 131 77 208
17%
Art 57 64 121
26%
Divinity 194 169 363
10%
Drama 105 111 216
15%
Forestry & Environmental Studies 125 133 258
26%
Institute of Sacred Music 37 27 64
8%
Law 362 344 706
15%
Management 322 167 489
27%
School of Medicine:        
M.D.
233 223 456
10%
Physician Associate
30 75 105
1%
Music 103 81 184
42%
Nursing 22 286 308
3%
Public Health
64 153 217
16%
         
Professional Schools Total 1,785 1,910 3,695
17%
Total University 5,835 5,866 11,701
17%

Notes:
Only 1% of University enrollment is part-time.

Students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering and applied science are enrolled in
either Yale College or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

"International" includes anyone who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident.

* Percentages were calculated using the Department of Education's revised race/ethnicity categories.

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University-wide Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity* (% of non-international enrollment)
Ethnicity:
Percentage
American Indian or Alaska Native <1%
Asian 14%
Black or African American 6%
Hispanic of any race 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander <1%
White & other 57%
Two or more races 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown 12%

* Percentages were calculated using the Department of Education's (IPEDS) revised race/ethnicity categories.

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International Student Profile
Percentage who are international students*
17%
Numbers of countries represented
107
Countries most represented
China, Canada, South Korea, India, Germany, and the United Kingdom

* International includes anyone who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident.


Yale College Student Body Characteristics

88% of undergraduates live in University housing.
99% of Freshmen return for their sophomore year.
96% graduate within five years; 98% graduate within six years.
94% are from out-of-state (including nonresident aliens).
The average age of an undergraduate is 20.
910 students (regular and summer term) studied abroad in 2009-10.

For more information and statistics on study abroad students go to:
http://www.yale.edu/yalecollege/international/welcome/pdf/CIEreport_2010.pdf

 

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Statistics on Current 2010-11 Freshmen Class

  • Acceptance Statistics:
    • # of Applicants: 25,869
    • % Accepted: 7.9%
    • # of Matriculants: 1,344
    • Yield: 67.0%
  • 56% of matriculants came from public high schools.
  • 44% of maticulants came from independent, parochial, and other schools.
  • 13% of matriculants were Yale College and/or Graduate and Professional School legacies.
  • 13% of matriculants are international students.
Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen:
    • SAT-Verbal: 700-800
    • SAT-Math: 710-790
    • SAT-Writing: 710-800
    • ACT: 32-35
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Degrees Conferred (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010)
Degree Male Female Total
% International
Bachelors
666
646
1,312
8%
Masters & Intermediate
882
1,001
1,883
25%
 
 
Research & Scholarship
204
178
382
29%
Professional Practice
188
182
370
5%
Subtotal: Doctorates
392
360
752
17%
 
 
Total
1,940
2,007
3,947
17%

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Yale College Graduates -- Post-College Activities One Year After Graduation*
Class of:
1975
1980
1985
1990
1994
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
Employment
36%
50%
60%
67%
60%
65%
70%
64%
69%
73%
74%
Arts & Sciences Graduate School
14%
13%
10%
9%
11%
7%
6%
11%
9%
7%
7%
Business School
3%
2%
1%
1%
<1%
0%
<1%
1%
<1%
1%
1%
Law School
18%
15%
8%
5%
8%
7%
6%
7%
6%
5%
4%
Medical School
17%
13%
11%
8%
11%
11%
8%
6%
7%
6%
7%
Other Professional School
8%
5%
4%
2%
5%
4%
3%
6%
5%
5%
4%
Other Post-College Activities
3%
2%
5%
5%
5%
7%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
Total
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Note: Study results for the Class of 2010 will be available in the summer of 2011.

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University Alumni Donors

Academic Year
Number of Solicited Alumni
Number of Alumni Donors
% Participation
1995-96
109,961
50,792
46%
1996-97
111,506
52,849
47%
1997-98
112,247
51,382
46%
1998-99
114,642
50,314
44%
1999-00
116,669
48,929
42%
2000-01
117,265
47,891
41%
2001-02
119,775
47,935
40%
2002-03
120,245
50,336
42%
2003-04
121,469
51,153
42%
2004-05
122,944
51,679
42%
2005-06
125,879
50,449
40%
2006-07
127,193
49,974
39%
2007-08
130,578
47,183
36%
2008-09
131,696
44,655
34%
2009-10
133,319
45,292
34%
There are 140 active domestic Alumni Clubs and 30 international Alumni Clubs.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
Year
Tuition
Room & Board
Total
1995-1996
$21,000
$6,630
$27,630
1996-1997
$22,200
$6,680
$28,880
1997-1998
$23,100
$6,850
$29,950
1998-1999
$23,780
$7,050
$30,830
1999-2000
$24,500
$7,440
$31,940
2000-2001
$25,220
$7,660
$32,880
2001-2002
$26,100
$7,930
$34,030
2002-2003
$27,130 
$8,240
$35,370
2003-2004
$28,400
$8,600
$37,000
2004-2005
$29,820
$9,030
$38,850
2005-2006
$31,460
$9,540
$41,000
2006-2007
$33,030
$10,020
$43,050
2007-2008
$34,530
$10,470
$45,000
2008-2009
$35,300
$10,700
$46,000
2009-2010
$36,500
$11,000
$47,500
2010-2011
$38,300
$11,500
$49,800
2011-2012
$40,500
$12,200
$52,700

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2009-10 Undergraduate Financial Aid

All scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
Number of undergraduates who received scholarships/grants from Yale sources:
2,912
Percentage of undergraduates who received scholarships/grants from Yale sources:
55%
Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources:
$36,600
Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources:
$34,400
Range of individual scholarships/grants from all sources:
$370 - $55,650

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Institutional Finances (Fiscal Year 2010)
Institutional Finances:
FY 2010
Market value of endowment assets
  $16.5 billion 
Total research expenditures including all restricted and unrestricted funds from all sources
$550.0 million
Total library acquisitions expenditures
 $39.5 million
Total operating expenditures
  $2.57 billion

Faculty (Headcounts) Fall, 2010*
Yale Schools Tenured   Term   Non-Ladder 
Research 
Total 
Arts & Sciences 445 243 254 157 1,099
Architecture 5 6 59 0 70
Art 6 3 35 0 44
Divinity 16 12 33 4 65
Drama 0 0 79 0 79
Forestry & Env. Studies 15 8 24 8 55
ISM 3 1 11 0 15
Law 48 2 60 24 134
Management 30 28 15 1 74
Medicine 417 800 248 565 2,030
Music 1 0 60 0 61
Nursing 15 22 39 8 84
Total 1,001 1,125 917 767 3,810

91% of all full-time teaching faculty have doctoral degrees, first professional degrees, and/or appropriate degrees in their fields.

*In the Schools of Music and Drama, adjunct professors provide the core of the schools' regular faculty. As a result, the distinction among the categories of tenured/term/non-ladder is less relevant in those schools.

In the School of Medicine, the tenured category also includes appointments made on a continuing basis without term.

Faculty in the School of Public Health are considered part of the School of Medicine and counted there.

Faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are counted in the Arts and Sciences.

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Postdoctoral Trainees (Fall, 2010)

Postdoctoral Trainees
Number
Postdoctoral Associates (Employees)
1,120 
Postdoctoral Fellows (Non-employees)
772
Total
1,892

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International Scholars (2010-11)

Number of International Scholars*: 2,065 representing over 90 countries.

 

*International Scholars include postdoctorates, visiting faculty, some ladder or permanent faculty, and staff.

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University Staff Counts (Headcounts) Fall, 2010
Managerial & Professional 4,217
Clerical & Technical 3,709
Service & Maintenance 1,159
Total 9,085

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Library Holdings (2009-10)
Type Number
Bound volumes
12.8 million
Periodical subscriptions (includes electronic titles)
106,481
Units on microform
10.2 million
Units of audiovisual materials
290,975

(The Library revised their statistics 2/28/2011.)

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Yale Property in New Haven (2010-11):

Total number of buildings: 439 (16.2 million square feet)
Property Acres
Campus 342
Athletic fields 100
Golf Course and nature preserves 515
West Campus 136
Total 1,093

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The work of Yale University is carried on in the following schools:

  • Yale College
    Courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, and engineering.
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
    • Master of Science (M.S.)
    • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  • School of Architecture
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) - professional degree
    • Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.) - nonprofessional degree
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Art
    Professional courses for college and art school graduates.
    • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

  • Divinity School
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
    • Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)
    • Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) - for qualified students with an M.Div. degree

  • School of Drama
    Courses for college graduates and certificate students.
    • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
    • Certificate in Drama
    • One-Year Technical Internship (Certificate)
    • Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.)

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Science (M.S.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Forestry (M.F.)
    • Master of Forest Science (M.F.S.)
    • Master of Environmental Science (M.E.Sc.)
    • Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Law School
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.)
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
    • Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.)

  • School of Management
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Medicine
    Courses for college graduates and students who have completed requisite training in approved institutions. Postgraduate study in the basic sciences and clinical subjects.  Combined program with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences leading to Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.) and to Doctor of Medicine and Master of Health Science (M.D./M.H.S.). 
    • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
    • Master of Medical Science (M.M.Sc.) - from the Physician Associate Program

  • School of Music
    Graduate professional studies in performance, composition, and conducting.
    • Certificate in Performance
    • Master of Music (M.M.)
    • Master of Musical Arts (M.M.A.)
    • Artist Diploma
    • Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

  • School of Nursing
    Courses for college graduates.
    • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
    • Post Master's Certificate
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Public Health
    Courses in public health for qualified students.
    • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
    • Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Yale Summer Session

Every summer approximately 1,500 Yale and non-Yale students enroll for various summer programs in the Summer Session. Many are conducted abroad. Courses in the Yale Summer Session are in most cases identical in content and method to courses offered in Yale College during the regular academic year.
 
 

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Undergraduate Majors (2010-11)
Majors in Yale College:
African Studies African American Studies American Studies Anthropology
Applied Mathematics Applied Physics Archaeological Studies Architecture
Art Astronomy Astronomy and Physics Biology
Chemistry Chinese Classical Civilization

Classics (Greek)

Classics (Greek and Latin) Classics (Latin)

Cognitive Science

Computer Science

Computer Science and Mathematics Computer Science and Psychology Computing and the Arts East Asian Studies
Economics Economics and Mathematics Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Sciences (Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical) Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

English

Environmental Studies Ethics, Politics, and Economics
Ethnicity, Race and Migration* Film Studies French Geology & Geophysics
German German Studies Greek, Ancient and Modern History
History of Art History of Science, History of Medicine Humanities International Studies*
Italian Japanese Judaic Studies Latin American Studies
Linguistics Literature Mathematics Mathematics and Philosophy
Mathematics and Physics Modern Middle East Studies Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Music
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Philosophy Physics Physics and Philosophy
Political Science Portuguese Psychology Religious Studies
Russian Russian and East European Studies Sociology South Asian Studies*
Spanish Special Divisional Major Statistics Theater Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies      

*May be taken as a second major only.

Most popular undergraduate majors in 2009-10:

  • Political Science (15%)
  • History (11%)
  • Economics (11%)
  • Psychology (7%)
Approximate percentages of Junior and Senior majors in the Divisions:
  • 40% Arts & Humanities
  • 41% Social Sciences
  • 19% Biological & Physical Sciences

 

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Athletics

Of the 35 intercollegiate sports offered at Yale, 16 are for men, 18 are for women and 1 is co-ed. Yale is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I, IAA Football), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the Ivy League.
Men and Women Men Only Women Only Co-Ed
crew ice hockey lightweight/heavyweight crew field hockey sailing
cross country squash football volleyball  
golf swimming & diving baseball gymnastics  
soccer track/indoor softball  
tennis track/outdoor sailing  
basketball lacrosse
fencing  

Yale's intramural sports program revolves around the 12 residential colleges, with over 1,600 contests scheduled in over 35 sports. Competition is designed for coed, men's, and women's leagues. Yale sponsors fifty club sport teams in addition to its varsity and intramural programs. Some of Yale's more active club sports are men's and women's rugby, men's and women's water polo, downhill skiing, Tae Kwon Do, equestrian, ballroom dance, and cycling. The Athletics Department also offers more than 75 sections of physical education instruction in both the fall and spring semesters, with approximately 1,250 students, faculty, and staff enrolled in those classes.

20% of students participate in intercollegiate sports.
50% of students participate in intramural sports.

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University Accreditation

  • Yale University: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Arts & Sciences:
    • Engineering--ABET, Inc.
    • Psychology--Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association
    • Teacher Preparation--Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Architecture: National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • Divinity: Association of Theological Schools
  • Forestry & Environmental Studies: Society of American Foresters
  • Law: American Bar Association
  • Management: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Medicine:
    • Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration
    • American Medical Association and Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
    • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
    • American Psychological Association
  • Music: National Association of Schools of Music
  • Nursing:
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission
    • American College of Nurse Midwives
    • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    • Connecticut State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Physician Associate: Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Public Health:
    • Council on Education for Public Health
    • The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
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The Officers of the University

Richard Charles Levin, President
Peter Salovey, Provost
Linda Koch Lorimer, Vice President and Secretary of the University
Dorothy Kathryn Robinson, Vice President and General Counsel

Shauna King, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations
Bruce Donald Alexander, Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development
Inge Theresia Reichenbach, Vice President for Development
Scott Strobel , Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development
Michael Allan Peel, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration

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School Deans

  • Yale College: Mary Miller
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Thomas Pollard

Professional Schools:

  • Archictecture: Robert A. M. Stern
  • Art: Robert Storr
  • Divinity: Harold W. Attridge
  • Drama: James Bundy
  • Engineering and Applied Science: T. Kyle Vanderlick
  • Forestry & Environmental Studies: Sir Peter Crane
  • Institute of Sacred Music: Martin D. Jean (Director)
  • Law: Robert C. Post
  • Management: Sharon Oster
  • Medicine: Robert J. Alpern
  • Music: Robert L. Blocker
  • Nursing: Margaret Grey
  • Physician Associate Program: Mary L. Warner (Director)
  • Public Health: Paul D. Cleary

Other Related Web Links:

  • For historical statistics on Yale University, go to the following documents:

    1) A Yale Book of Numbers, Historical Statistics of the College and University, 1701 - 1977 written by George W. Pierson.  This is an online converted version of the original book published in 1983.

    2) A Yale Book of Numbers, 1976 - 2000 edited by Beverly Waters, Office of Institutional Research.  This book, available online only, is an updated version of the original book and contains statistical information about Yale enrollments, degrees, students, areas of study, faculty alumni, and finances.


This factsheet is produced by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR).  For more complete and comprehensive information about Yale, consult related web pages via the University "front door" at http://www.yale.edu.

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Last updated: 2/10/11.