Yale University, Connecticut (USA)


Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. This private institution was founded in 1701. Its total undergraduate enrollment of 5,405 students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning, and socializing. Each college has a master and dean who live in the college and eat with students in the dining halls. Cultural houses provide a space for students to build a sense of cultural identity on campus.

Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., is known for its excellent drama and music programs, which reach outside the classroom with student organizations such as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a famous a cappella group, and the Yale Dramatic Association. The Yale Bulldogs compete in the Ivy League and are well known for their rivalry with Harvard.

Yale is comprised of the College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 13 professional schools. Included in the professional schools are the top ranked Law School and highly ranked School of Management, School of Medicine , School of Art and School of Nursing. The School of Drama, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Divinity School are also well-regarded graduate programs. The Yale Record is the oldest college humor magazine in the nation. Dwight Hall is an independent umbrella organization that fosters student service and activism in the local New Haven community. Yale is well known for its secret societies, the most famous of which are the Skull and Bone Society, which boasts members such as George W. Bush and John Kerry, and the Scroll and Key Society. Distinguished Yale alumni include actress Meryl Streep, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and actor Edward Norton.



Yale is proud of the rich diversity of its student body and seeks to attract the best high school scholars from around the world.

  • International enrollment has doubled during the tenure of current Yale President Richard C. Levin
  • International students comprise 10 percent of Yale College enrollment
  • Yale College students come from seventy countries around the world

International students follow essentially the same procedure and use the same application forms as all other students applying to Yale. If you find that you need additional explanations about any of the forms, please review the following pages, including, Applying to Yale as a Freshman International Applicant. You may also find the information you need on the Application Instructions & Required Application Component page for all freshman applicants.

When applying to Yale University, it’s important to note the application deadline is December 31, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Yale University is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 7.1 percent.

Financial aid

Yale University tuition costs $44,000 (2013-14) per year. Yale’s financial aid policies for foreign citizens are similar to those for U.S. citizens: need-blind admissions and need-based aid. “Need-blind” means that Yale College admits students on the basis of academic and personal promise, without regard to their ability to pay. “Need-based” means that financial aid packages are based on individual needs assessments, not based on merit (academic, athletic or otherwise). International students are evaluated using a needs analysis that takes into account the relative differences between the US economy and the economy of students’ home countries.

You can find international financial aid forms on the Financial Aid website. If you have any questions or if your family has special circumstances or expenses, you are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services to help them understand your financial situation more completely.



Yale University
38 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: 203.432.9300
Fax: 203.432.9370
Hours M–F, 8:30a–4:30p

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