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Fall 2016 Enrollment

Division Male Female Total % International*
Yale College 2,765 2,681 5,446 11%
Special (Degree & Non-Degree) 21 5 26  0%
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 1,531 1,359 2,890 36%

Professional School Programs

       
Architecture 98 92 190 33%
Art 61 65 126 21%
Divinity 181 138 319 12%
- Institute of Sacred Music 14 18 32 19%
Drama 87 112 199 17%
Forestry & Environmental Studies 113 189 302 24%
Law 363 321 684 13%
Management 495 331 826 38%
M.D. 245 225 470 12%
Music 111 82 193 38%
- Institute of Sacred Music 18 8 26 23%
Nursing 60 296 356 2%
Physician Associate 30 81 111 3%
Public Health 80 182 262 29%
Professional School Programs Total 1,956 2,140 4,096 21%
Total University 6,273 6,185 12,458 20%

* 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 students are listed in brackets for information only as they are enrolled in either the Divinity School or the School of Music.

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 2%
Asian 21%
Black or African-American 10%
Hispanic of any race 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%
White 71%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%

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

International Students

20% are international students*
117 countries are represented
Countries most represented: Canada, China, Germany, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom 

Yale College Student Body Characteristics

83% of undergraduates live in university housing.
99% of freshmen return for their sophomore year.
95% of ungraduates graduate within five years; 97% graduate within six years.
94% of undergraduates are from out-of-state (including nonresident aliens).
The average age of an undergraduate is 20.
887 regular and summer term students studied abroad in 2015-16.

View more information and statistics on study abroad students.

Freshmen Class Statistics - Fall 2016

  • Acceptance Statistics:
    • # of Applicants: 31,445
    • % Admitted: 6.3%
    • # of Matriculants: 1,371
    • Yield: 70.3%
  • 58% of matriculants came from public high schools.
  • 42% of maticulants came from independent, parochial, and other schools.
  • 13% of matriculants were children of Yale alumni.
  • 11% of matriculants were international students.
  • Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen:
    • SAT-Verbal: 710-800
    • SAT-Math: 710-800
    • SAT-Writing: 710-790
    • ACT: 32-35

Degrees Conferred (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Degree Men Women Total % Who are International
Bachelors 701 694 1,395 11%
Masters & Post-Masters Certificates 1,151 1,159 2,310 32%
         
Doctorates 391 319 710 24%
Research & Scholarship 231 180 411 33%
Professional Practice 160 139 299 7%
Total Number Degrees 2,243 2,172 4,415 24%

 

Yale College Post-Graduate Plans - Class of 2016

When asked about their expected plans for the fall following graduation more than three-quarters (76.3%) of respondents are working, with the next largest group (17.9%) attending graduate school.

Expected Plans for Fall 2016 %
Working for full-time/part-time/short-term position 76.3%
Attending graduate or professional school 17.9%
Independent research 2.3%
Military service 0.8%
Not seeking employment or continuing education 2.7%

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

Undergraduate Financial Aid 2015-16

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

# of students who received scholarships/grants (from Yale sources): 2,765 (50.2%)
Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources: $48,294
Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $45,016
Range of individual scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $500-$72,000

Faculty Headcounts - Fall 2016

Yale Schools Tenured Term Non-Ladder Research Total
Arts & Sciences 474 182 303 133 1,092
Architecture 9 1 58 0 68
Art 5 2 76 0 83
Divinity 20 14 38 3 81
Drama 1 0 91 0 92
Forestry & Environmental Studies 19 7 28 20 74
Law 50 4 65 45 164
Management 40 35 19 0 94
Medicine 491 927 499 657 2,574
Music 2 0 70 1 73
Nursing 14 13 57 4 88
Total 1,125 1,185 1,304 869 4,483

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 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.

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

University Staff Headcounts - Fall 2016

Staff Classification Headcount
Managerial & Professional 4,589
Clerical & Technical 3,923
Service & Maintenance 1,164
Total 9,676