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Fall 2015 Enrollment

Division Male Female Total % International*
Yale College 2,809 2,696 5,505 11%
Special (Degree & Non-Degree) 21 6 27  4%
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 1,505 1,353 2,858 35%

Professional School Programs

       
Architecture 96 98 194 28%
Art 62 65 127 26%
Divinity 188 147 335 13%
- Institute of Sacred Music 18 17 35 6%
Drama 87 107 194 18%
Forestry & Environmental Studies 110 190 300 29%
Law 362 308 670 13%
Management 498 284 782 42%
M.D. 246 212 458 12%
Music 106 80 186 44%
- Institute of Sacred Music 19 9 28 18%
Nursing 45 267 312 3%
Physician Associate 32 78 110 3%
Public Health 81 183 264 25%
Professional School Programs Total 1,950 2,045 3,995 22%
Total University 6,295 6,100 12,385 20%

* Students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering and applied science are enrolled in either Yale Total research expenditures including all restricted College or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

“International” excludes U.S. citizens and and unrestricted funds from all sources: $550.9 Million 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 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%
White 72%
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*
118 countries are represented
Countries most represented: China, Canada, Germany, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom 

Yale College Student Body Characteristics

84% of undergraduates live in university housing.
99% of freshmen return for their sophomore year.
95% graduate within five years; 97% graduate within six years.
94% are from out-of-state (including nonresident aliens).
The average age of an undergraduate is 20.
808 students (regular and summer term) studied abroad in 2014-15.

View more information and statistics on study abroad students.

Freshmen Class Statistics - Fall 2015

  • Acceptance Statistics:
    • # of Applicants: 30,236
    • % Admitted: 6.7%
    • # of Matriculants: 1,364
    • Yield: 68.8%
  • 57% of matriculants came from public high schools.
  • 43% of maticulants came from independent, parochial, and other schools.
  • 10% 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: 720-800
    • SAT-Math: 710-800
    • SAT-Writing: 710-790
    • ACT: 31-35

Degrees Conferred (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Degree Men Women Total % Who are International
Bachelors 677 650 1,327 10%
Masters & Post-Masters Certificates 1,119 1,101 2,220 29%
         
Doctorates 400 362 762 23%
Research & Scholarship 222 204 426 34%
Professional Practice 178 158 336 8%
Total Number Degrees 2,196 2,113 4,309 22%

 

Yale College Post-Graduate Plans - Class of 2015

When asked about their expected plans for the fall following graduation almost three-quarters (76.0%) of respondents intend to be working, with the next largest group (20.0%) planning to attend graduate school. Those not attending graduate school immediately were asked if they intend to enroll in a graduate program within the next five years. 78.1% indicated they intend to pursue graduate school within the next five years.

Expected Plans for Fall 2015 %
Working for pay full-time/part-time/short-term position 76.0%
Attending graduate or professional school 20.0%
Independent research (including scholarships/fellowships such as Rhodes and Fulbright) 3.2%
Traveling/family and other caregiving 0.3%
Volunteer activity (not for pay) 0.3%
Military service 0.2% 

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

Undergraduate Financial Aid

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

2,734 of undergraduates received scholarships/grants from Yale sources
49% of undergraduates received scholarships/grants from Yale sources
Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources: $46,445
Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $43,285
Range of individual scholarships/grants from Yale sources: $500-$66,500

Faculty Headcounts - Fall 2015*

Yale Schools Tenured Term Non-Ladder Research Total
Arts & Sciences 456 199 278 132 1,065
Architecture 7 2 51 1 61
Art 3 3 50 0 56
Divinity 19 10 34 3 66
Drama 0 0 79 0 79
Forestry & Environmental Studies 18 8 34 14 74
Law 47 4 70 31 152
Management 37 35 19 1 92
Medicine 502 1,032 444 647 2,625
Music 0 0 66 2 68
Nursing 10 16 52 4 82
Total 1,099 1,309 1,177 835 4,420

* 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 2015

Staff Classification Headcount
Managerial & Professional 4,252
Clerical & Technical 4,019
Service & Maintenance 1,184
Total 9,455