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Fall 2020 Enrollment

Division Male Female Total % International*
Yale College 2,327 2,337 4,664 10%
Special (Degree & Non-Degree) 29 10 39  3%
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 1,594 1,498 3,092 40%

Professional School Programs

       
Architecture 92 110 202 53%
Art 48 53 101 30%
Divinity 152 148 300 9%
Drama 86 123 209 17%
School of the Environment 95 183 278 25%
Institute of Sacred Music 32 35 67 13%
Law 322 334 656 6%
Management 234 217 451 11%
M.D. 236 240 476 13%
Music 101 94 195 39%
Nursing 48 342 390 2%
Physician Assistant Online Program 32 90 122 0%
Physician Associate 30 85 115 2%
Public Health 79 215 294 38%
Professional School Programs Total 1,889 2,376 4,265  
Total University 5,839 6,221 12,060 21%

* 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” excludes U.S. citizens and students who have permanent resident status.

Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) students are also enrolled in either the Divinity School or the School of Music, and counted only once in this table, in the ISM row.

Enrollment figures for each school include only those students paying tuition to that school in the fall term.

University-wide Enrollments by Ethnicity (% of non-international enrollment)*

Ethnicity %
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 20.8%
Black or African-American 8.4%
Hispanic of any race 13.5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 49.6%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1.0%

*Students self-reporting two or more races are counted once in each race/ethnicity category.

International Students

21% are international students*
120 countries are represented
Countries most represented: China, Canada, India, South Korea, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Yale College Student Body Characteristics

65% of first-years return for their sophomore year. (Fall, 2020)+
58% of undergraduates live in university housing. (Fall, 2020)+ ^
99% of first-years return for their sophomore year. (Fall, 2019)
84% of undergraduates live in university housing. (Fall, 2019)
95% of undergraduates graduate within five years; 97% graduate within six years.
93% of undergraduates are from out-of-state (including nonresident aliens).
The average age of an undergraduate is 20.
1,008 regular and summer term students studied abroad in AY 2018-19.

+ Fall 2020, impacted by COVID-19 restrictions
^ Fall 2020, percentage includes students enrolled in residence; students enrolled remotely are not included

Freshmen Class Statistics - Fall 2020

  • Acceptance Statistics:
    • # of Applicants: 35,220
    • % Admitted: 6.6%
    • # of Matriculants: 1,267
    • Yield: 69%
  • 67% of matriculants came from public high schools.
  • 33% of matriculants came from independent day, boarding, and religious schools.
  • 8% of matriculants were children of Yale alumni.
  • 9% of matriculants were international students.
  • Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen:
    • SAT-Verbal: 720-770
    • SAT-Math: 740-800
    • ACT: 33-35

Degrees Conferred (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Degree Men Women Total % Who are International
Bachelors 689 703 1,392 10%
Masters & Post-Masters Certificates 1,247 1,463 2,710 32%
         
Doctorates 369 392 761 22%
Research & Scholarship 214 224 438 32%
Professional Practice 155 168 323 10%
Total Number Degrees 2,305 2,558 4,863 24%

 

Yale College Post-Graduate Plans - Class of 2019

When asked about their expected plans, approximately three-quarters (74.7%) were employed, with the next largest group (16.9%) attending graduate school.

Expected Plans for Fall 2019 %
Working for full-time/part-time/short-term position 74.7%
Attending graduate or professional school 16.9%
Independent research 2.6%
Military service 1.1%
Not seeking employment or continuing education 1.2%

To view the full report, please visit the Yale Office of Career Strategy.

Undergraduate Financial Aid 2019-20

All scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

# of students who received scholarships/grants (from Yale sources): 3,149 (53%)
Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources: $57,586
Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $53,245
Range of individual scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $600-$82,000

Faculty Headcounts - Fall 2020

Yale Schools Tenured Term Continuing Instructional Research Total
Arts & Sciences 509 175 0 359 149 1,192
Architecture 9 1 0 61 0 71
Art 6 2 0 64 0 72
Divinity 20 10 0 36 6 72
Drama 1 0 0 102 0 103
Environment 21 6 0 24 10 61
Law 52 2 8 52 56 170
Management 42 40 0 24 1 107
Medicine 253 153 1600 273 671 2,950
Music 2 0 0 67 0 69
Nursing 13 6 13 62 1 95
Total 928 395 1,621 1,124 874 4,962

Faculty with appointments in multiple Yale schools are counted only once in this table and are included in the school where they hold their primary appointment. As a result, the numbers listed for any one school may not fully represent the entire body of faculty who teach and work with students in that school.

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 2018 the additional category of Ladder/Continuing was added to the table. This category counts Law, Medicine, and Nursing ladder faculty who are not on the tenure track.

Faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are counted within the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Faculty in the School of Public Health are counted within the School of Medicine.

University Staff Headcounts - Fall 2020

Staff Classification Headcount
Managerial & Professional 5,042
Clerical & Technical 4,165
Service & Maintenance 1,235
Total 10,442