Yale University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,700
3.96% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,511
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.773%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
6.53%
35,220 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
12,060
98.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
96.4%
1,309 Graduates

About

Yale University is a higher education institution located in New Haven County, CT. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Yale University were Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (198 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (159 degrees), and General History (108 degrees).

In 2020, 5,180 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Yale University. 52.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,236 degrees), 3.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (703 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $57,700, which is $29,071 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Yale University is $57,700, which is $29,071 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,511.

In 2020, 56% of undergraduate students attending Yale University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,700
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Yale University was $57,700. The cost of tuition at Yale University is $29,071 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,511
2020 Value
3.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Yale University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,511. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Yale University grew by 3.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,600
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Yale University was of $16,600 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of room and board increased by 3.75% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 72% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

56% of undergraduate students at Yale University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.82% with respect to 2019, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.773%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Yale University was 0.773%, which represents 8 out of the 1035 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Yale University received 35,220 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.41% annual decline. Out of those 35,220 applicants, 2,299 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.53% acceptance rate.

There were 12,060 students enrolled at Yale University in 2020, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Yale University has an overall enrollment yield of 55%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.53%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,299
Accepted Out of 35,220

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Yale University was 6.53% (2,299 admissions from 35,220 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 6.08%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.41%, while admissions grew by 2.59%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
891
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Yale University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Yale University has a total enrollment of 12,060 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 11,905 students and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% White, 16.2% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.92% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Yale University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (19%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Asian Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (21.6%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Asian Female (6.41%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Yale University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,060 students. The full-time enrollment at Yale University is 11,905 and the part-time enrollment is 155. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at Yale University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Yale University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Yale University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,673
  2. Asian
    1,959
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,281

The enrolled student population at Yale University is 38.7% White, 16.2% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 6.53% Black or African American, 4.92% Two or More Races, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 175 students (1.45%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 222 more women than men received degrees from Yale University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Yale University is white (2,236 degrees awarded). There were 3.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (703 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Yale University is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (198 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (159 degrees) and General History (108 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Yale University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (213 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yale University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,488 people), Other managers (100,154 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (92,911 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (91,125 people), and Postsecondary teachers (69,868 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (213 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (87 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yale University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Aerospace engineers, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (213 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (87 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Yale University are Elementary & secondary schools (195,256 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (155,405 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (146,435 people), Legal services (100,812 people), and Construction (71,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Yale University are Cultural & Gender Studies (157 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (213 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (104 degrees), History (190 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (87 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Yale University.
Most Common
  1. 198 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 159 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 108 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Yale University was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,479
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,701
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,479 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University, which is 0.918 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,701).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 327 degrees were awarded to men at Yale University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.34 times more than the 244 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 319 degrees were awarded to women at Yale University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.18 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%
100% Completion Time
97%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 88% of students graduating from Yale University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 97% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 98% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Yale University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.229% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,236 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    703 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    462 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Yale University is white (2,236 degrees awarded). There were 3.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (703 degrees).

1% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,151 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,085 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    421 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Yale University is white female (1,151 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,085 degrees).

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Operations

Yale University has an endowment valued at nearly $31.2B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.4B (4.5%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Yale University had a total salary expenditure of $4.09B. Yale University employs 614 Professors, 277 Lecturers, and 177 Assistant professors. Most academics at Yale University are Male Professors (443), Female Professors(171), and Female Lecturers (153).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University are: Management, with 1341 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1225 employees, and Service with 1068 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$31.2B
2020 Endowment
2.99%
growth from 2019

Yale University has an endowment valued at about $31.2B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Yale University grew 2.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.9B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $617M - Federal
  2. $30.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Yale University received $617M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $30.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.83B
2020 Salaries
7.97%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Yale University paid a median of $1.83B in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($4.09B) and a 7.97% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% growth from 2018 and a 3.44% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$219M
Instructional Salaries
1,235
Number of Employees

In 2020, Yale University paid a total of $219M to 1,235 employees working as instructors, which represents 12% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
614 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1341 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Yale University were Professor with 614 employees; Lecturer with 277 employees; and Lecturer with 177 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Yale University were Management with 1,341 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,225 employees; and Service with 1,068 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Yale University was Male Professor with 443 employees, Female Professor with 171 employees, and Female Lecturer with 153 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Yale University.

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