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Yale Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Yale? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,034 out of 30,236 applicants or 7% were admitted making Yale an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 67% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Yale University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 15,874 14,362 30,236
Accepted 988 1,046 2,034
Acceptance Rate 6% 7% 7%
Enrolled 669 695 1,364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 68% 66% 67%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Yale University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1490 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1435. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1545 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1490 1600
SAT Reading 740 800
SAT Math 740 800
ACT Composite 31 35
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1600 Good >11%
1545 to 1600 Avg + 7%-11%
1490 to 1545 Avg - 4%-7%
1435 to 1490 Reach 3%-4%
Less than 1435 Low <3%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Yale University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 31, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Yale University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130794 IPEDS survey data for Yale University.



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