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Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is a private not-for-profit institution. New Haven is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

105 Undergraduate Degrees
52 Graduate Degrees
$49,573 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
7% Acceptance Rate

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Yale University Rankings

We have ranked Yale as #13 out of 758 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 7 colleges in Connecticut, it is ranked at #1.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Yale has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Yale.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Yale has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#1 Best App Specific Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#4 Best General Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#5 Best Computer Information Systems Schools College Factual
#11 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#28 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Yale University?


Contact details for Yale are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: 203-432-4771

How Do I Get Into Yale?

You can apply to Yale online at:

Admission Requirements for Yale

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Yale?

7% Acceptance Rate
48% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Yale is 7%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 7%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to Yale submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 720 and 780. Math scores were between 740 and 800.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Yale University  ( 720 to 780 )

SAT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 740 to 800 )
Yale received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 36. Math scores were between 31 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Yale University  ( 34 to 36 )
ACT Math Scores for Yale University  ( 31 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Yale University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Yale University?

$49,573 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Yale is $49,573. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Yale, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $5,262 a year. That adds up to $21,048 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Yale is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Yale University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,696 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,703 undergraduate students at Yale, with 4,696 being full-time and 7 being part-time.


There are also 7,357 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,696 full-time undergraduates at Yale, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Yale University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,123
Black or African American 427
Hispanic or Latino 707
White 1,639
International Students 472
Other Races/Ethnicities 328

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at Yale University. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 127 countries are represented at Yale. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and India.

Online Learning at Yale University

7,766 Took All Classes Online
11,923 Took At Least One Class Online
194,125.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 11,923 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Yale has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Yale

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Yale University was 194,125.0%. This is the #1 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Yale regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Yale University Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 83 43 9 135
Other Computer & Information Sciences 13 0 0 13
App Specific Computer Programming 9 0 0 9
TOTAL 105 43 9 157


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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