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    Yale University, New Haven

    New Haven, Connecticut | Estd in 1701 | Private University

    THE Rank : 9 | QS Rank : 18

    Updated onAug 22, 2023 06:40 AM IST
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    About Yale University

    Founded in 1701, Yale university is the third oldest university for higher education in the USA. It is a private ivy league institution and is among Times Higher Education top 10 world universities since 2019. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the university has 14 residential colleges– the original Yale undergraduate College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and 12 professional schools. As of now, 22% of international students enrolled in the university programs representing 119 countries across the world. 

    Yale university acceptance rate is 6% and admissions are highly selective. Prospective students must have an aggregate GPA of 3.5 or above to be considered for admission. Yale university admission requirements include excellent academic performance, English language proficiency test scores (IELTS, TOFEL, DET), standard test scores of GRE and GMAT (PG courses) along with letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or degree mentors. Deserving students can study at Yale with the help of many external funding sources.

    There are 2000 Yale University courses offered every year in a wide range of disciplines. Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, History, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics are some of the most popular UG programs at Yale with a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1. With ample opportunities for learning, arts, culture, sports, and facilities for health and wellness, Yale university campus life is a combination of study, work and play.

    University Yale has affiliations with 65 Nobel laureates, 4 Abel Prize laureates, 3 Turing Award winners as of 2020. Indra Nooyi (former CEO of PepsiCo), Urjit Patel (24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India), George H. W. Bush (41st President of the United States), Hillary Clinton (67th United States Secretary of State), Jodie Foster (Actress and Director) are some of the Yale university notable alumni. Faculty of the Yale have won several fellowships, teaching excellence awards over the years.

    Yale University Overview



    Yale University Acceptance Rate


    Yale University fees

    $26,971– $83,256 /Year

    Official Website

    Number of Colleges


    International Ranking (2023)

    QS (18), THE (9)    

    Student Portfolio

    6,590 Undergraduate Students

    5,314 Graduate Students

    3,280 International Scholars


    • Leitner Observatory

    • Peabody Museum of Natural History

    • School of Music Concerts

    • Sterling Memorial Library

    • Yale Repertory Theatre

    Graduate Employability



    Yale Daily News

    Yale University Location

    College Type 

    Midsize City


    New Haven, Connecticut, United States

    Min & Max Temperatures

    23°F to 82°F

    Yale University Highlights

    Year of Establishment1701
    Institute TypeUniversity
    Number Of Students6645
    Campus Size1108 acres
    Faculty Count5619
    Acceptance Rate4%
    Bachelors vs Masters
    Gender Ratio
    Male: 49%Female: 51%
    Male: 49%Female: 51%
    Student Demographic
    • Domestic:   5715
    • International:   930

    Yale University Ranking and Stats

    • Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Ranking – 9

    • Yale University QS ranking – 18

    • Yale University Ranking (U.S. News & World Report) – 11

    • Yale University QS Ranking (Law and Legal Studies) –  4

    • Yale University QS Ranking (Engineering and Technology) – 70

    • Financial Times Business Rankings – 10

    Ranking Body

    Parametric Score and Ranking 2023

    Overall Score91.4
    Overall Rank9
    Parameter Ranking
    Industry Outcome
    International Outlook

    Ranking by year


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    Yale University Courses

    Course Name


    M.S Computer Science

    Duration:2-Year Full Time

    Fees: $ 49,221 /Year

    M.BA Master of Business Administration

    Specialisations: MBA Finance

    Duration: 1-Year Full Time

    Fees: $83,256 /Year

    LLM Master of Law

    Duration: 1-Year full time

    Fees: $75,281/Year

    MS in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

    Duration: 1-Year Full-time

    Fees: $50,465/Year

    Ph.D Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

    Duration: 5-Year Full-time

    Fees: $46,437 /Yr

    New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    Education Level
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL
    Duration24 Months
    Exams AcceptedIELTS,TOEFL

    Yale University Affiliated Colleges

    Yale University Fees

    CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
    B.A.(95 courses)4 years--₹53.87 L/yr
    BS(42 courses)4 years--₹53.87 L/yr
    M.S(38 courses)2 years--₹39.05 L - ₹40.82 L/yr
    M.Phil.(33 courses)2 years--₹40.22 L/yr
    M.A.(26 courses)1 year-2 years--₹40.22 L/yr

    Yale University Cost Of Living

    Yale university offers one of the most affordable education with reasonable cost of studying in the USA.

    Yale University Living Costs


    MONTHLY Expenses

    9 MONTHS Expenses

    Housing and Food















    Total Living Cost



    Source: Yale University Official Website

    Yale University Admission and Application

    Application deadline December,2023

    Yale University Application Process

    Yale university undergraduate admissions have early action and regular decision rounds. However, postgraduate applications have only one round of admissions and have different deadlines for different courses. The intake is through fall and spring sessions. While UG applications happen through Coalition Application, Common Application or Questbridge Application, students must apply to PG courses through respective course-specific application portals. 

    Steps to Apply for Yale University Admission

    • Visit the official website

    • Choose the course you want to apply for.

    • Undergraduate students must apply through one of the three application options– Coalition Application, Common Application, or Questbridge Application.

    • Post graduate students can only apply through respective course-specific application portals.

    • Enter personal information details.

    • Submit necessary documents in electronic format– Academic transcripts, English language proficiency score cards, electronic copies of letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, fee waiver application if any.

    • Pay an $80 application fee via Common Application or Coalition Application Portal.

    Yale University Application Deadlines: Undergraduate Courses

    Application Type


    Application Decision

    Single-Choice Early Action

    November 1, 2022

    Mid-December, 2022

    Regular Decision

    January 2, 2023

    April 1, 2023

    Yale University Application Deadlines: Graduate Courses



    Decision Date

    M.S Computer Science

    January 2, 2024 

    M.S Engineering and Applied Sciences

    December 15, 2022

    April 15, 2023

    M.S Biomedical Engineering

    December 15, 2022

    April 15, 2023

    M.S Electrical Engineering

    December 15, 2022

    April 15, 2023

    University Yale MBA Admission Dates

    Application Type

    Application Deadline

    Decision Date

    Round 1

    September 12, 2023

    December 5, 2023

    Round 2

    January 4, 2024

    March 26, 2024

    Round 3

    April 9, 2024

    May 16, 2024

    Yale University Application Fees

    Application to Purdue


    Mode of applying

    Undergraduate Courses

    $80 (6537 INR)

    Coalition Application Common Application or Questbridge Application

    Graduate Courses

    $105 (8,579 INR)

    Graduate Application Portal

    MBA Courses

    $250 (20,428 INR)

    Yale SOM Application Portal

    Documents Required

    Graduate Courses

    Undergraduate Courses

    Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts

    High School Transcripts

    English Language Proficiency Test Scores (IELTS, TOFEL, DET)

    Mid-year or final report (if secondary school result not declared yet)

    Three Letters of Recommendation

    Three LORs: Two from school teachers and one from counsellor

    GMAT and GRE Scores

    English Language Proficiency Test Scores (IELTS, TOFEL, DET)

    Statement of purpose

    Video interviews

    Resume/CV, Portfolio, Essay

    Copy of Passport

    Yale University Scholarship

    Yale university offers very limited scholarships for international students either merit-based or needs-based. However, prospective students can apply for a number Scholarships in the USA awarded by external sources.

    Top Scholarships in USA for International Students

    Scholarship Name

    Eligibility Criteria


    K.C. Mahindra Scholarships For Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

    • Business, Engineering, Computers, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Law

    Rs 8,00,000

    Narotam Sekhsaria’s Scholarships

    • Merit Based

    • Business, Engineering, Computers, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Law


    Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)

    • Universities in USA, Canada, UK and many more    

    • Engineering

    Rs 8,16,300 ($10,000)

    Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

    • Universities in USA, Canada, UK and many more    

    • Business

    Rs 4,08,150 ($ 5000)

    Hani Zeini Scholarship

    • Merit based

    • Business, Engineering, Computers, Science, Humanities

    Rs 82,460 ($ 1,000)

    Zolve Global Scholarship

    • Merit based

    • Business, Engineering, Computers, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Law

    Rs 4,09,550 ($ 5,000)

    QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence

    • Merit-Based

    • All universities in USA        

    Rs 8,24,600 ($10,000)

    Paul Haarman Shift Scholarship

    • Universities in USA, Canada, UK and many more

    • Merit-Based

    Rs 1,94,200 ($ 2,500)

    Generation Google Scholarship - USA

    • Course in computers

    • Merit-Based    

    Rs 8,24,600 ($ 10,000)

    William Schantz Grant

    • Merit-Based

    • Business, Engineering, Computers, Science, Medicine, Humanities, Law

    Rs 74,390 ($ 1,000)

    Lady Meherbai D Tata Trust Scholarships        

    • Indian women

    • Minimum 2 years of work experience

    • Personal interview

    $3,957 – $7,915

    Yale University Eligibility

    Yale University Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Courses

    • 12 Years of High School study (XII/10+2)

    • IELTS score of 7.0

    • DET score of 120

    Yale University Entry Requirements for GraduateCourses

    Yale University Campus Life

    • Throughout the University, there are student organisations built on connecting interests, sports and recreational facilities, student groups & activities, residential accommodations, libraries and health facilities available.

    • There are 2,200 acres of parks, 40 co-ed club sports, intramural sports and recreational programs for people of all ages. Recreational programs are open 24/7 at the university for the students to relax and rejuvenate themselves.

    • Every incoming first-year UG student is randomly assigned to one of fourteen residential colleges. So, they join a built-in community of diverse student population from the moment they arrive on campus. Along with a close-knit community, all residential colleges boast stunning, state-of-the-art residences.

    • There are dining halls that provide chef-prepared meals with diverse choices including vegetarian and vegan. Students can spend time in residential college’s gym, library, music rooms, movie theatres, dance studios, visual art studios, recording studios, for recreational and relaxation purposes. 

    • Yale connect is an official campus community that provides an extensive directory of registered student groups that students can engage in. 

    Yale University Campus Facilities

    Study Amenities


    Yale University Library is the 3rd largest university collection in the USA. Sterling Memorial Library is the largest library at Yale and a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. It offers 4 million volumes of resources. There are a total of 14 libraries at Yale University: 

    • Bass Library

    • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 

    • Classics Library

    • Haas Family Arts Library

    • Centre for British Art Library

    • East Asia Library

    • Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

    • Divinity Library

    • Gilmore Music Library

    • Lewis Walpole Library

    • Lillian Goldman Law Library

    • Marx Science and Social Science Library

    • Mathematics Library

    • Sterling Memorial Library.

    Cushing/Whitney Medical Library provides historical medical texts, including rare books, as well as historical medical instruments. Students can access 18th‑century British literary works at Lewis Walpole Library. Using QuickSearch, Digital Collections provides search for licensed e-resources, digitised works, the law library catalogue, special collections, archives or manuscripts, and millions of digitised works and images. Printers, scanners are available at all major libraries. Students can also borrow laptops, cameras, power backups, and other electronic accessories.



    Yale highly encourages students participating in various competitive and recreational sports for the health and well-being of the student community. There are a range of indoor and outdoor facilities along with coaching and mentorship. Students can join in 30 men’s and women’s varsity teams, 40 club sports, intramural programs for recreation, gymnasium for fitness and well-being. 

    Popular sports include Baseball, basketball, Crew (Heavyweight & Lightweight), Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Squash, swimming, Soccer, Tennis, Rowing, Gymnastics. 23 outdoor and indoor sports facilities include Reese Stadium, Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, The Yale Golf Course, Kiphuth Exhibition Pool etc.


    Transport Facility

    On campus transportation facilities are available with shuttle services that serve Yale University New Haven Campus and the West Campus. Shuttle maps are available on the official website. Shuttle facilities. Shuttle services are open Monday – Friday between 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

    Yale’s Shuttle service allows carrying pets and collects zero fares from patrons. Motor bikes, bicycling are allowed to get around the campus with limited parking facilities that have fees. There is a car sharing program for students with discounted membership accessible on many campus locations and in city neighbourhoods through Zipcar. The university is well connected to all nearby rail and airport facilities.



    There are around 15 cafeterias in the university. All the residential colleges have their own restaurants where students can enjoy all types of food including meals, snacks and drinks, fruit juices, bakery and pastries. Timings for various cafeterias can be checked at the official website. The cafeteria on the campus are

    • Cafe 25 at Science Park
    • Cafe Law
    • Café Med
    • Charley’s Place at SOM
    • Coffee Loyalty Program
    • Health Center Café
    • McNay Café at SOM
    • Ramen at Becton
    • Schwarzman Center
    • Slifka Center for Jewish Life
    • Steep Café at YSB
    • The Refectory at Divinity

    Some cafe’s offer regular meal plans including breakfast, lunch and dinner while others offer eateries. Café Law offers morning coffee, sandwiches, salad, or soups for lunch, and snacks. Students can relish coffees and teas, freshly baked bagels and pastries, sandwiches and soups for lunch, fresh fruit, yoghourts, juices, and a variety of natural and organic snack.


    Yale university has sufficient auditorium facilities for organising conferences, workshops, recreational shows and more. 

    • Woolsey Hall is the major auditorium with 2,650-seat capacity and mostly music concerts are organised. 
    • Davies Auditorium (Becton Center) is exclusively for lecture sessions and seminars. It has 2 Lecture Halls and 2 Seminar Rooms with a 265 seating capacity. 
    • Kroon Hall has 1 Auditorium with seating capacity for 175 people, 2 Lecture Halls with 30 seating capacity, and 2 Seminar Rooms with seating capacities of 30 and 45 respectively. 
    • Davenport Pierson Auditorium is used for stand-up comedy shows, dance shows, and music shows etc.
    • In addition, Yale School of Management has Zhang Auditorium with a 350 seating capacity.

    Yale University International Office Details

    There are 22% of international students at Yale university. Being one among ivy league colleges, international students can get aid in all areas including immigration advising and support, cultural adjustment, concerns regarding taxes, social security cards, social connections, or practical concerns regarding accommodation, scholarships and part-time work during studies. Centre for Language Study (CLS) provides English language support to international students whose first language is not English through ELP (English Language Platform). 

    Every year, new Ph.D, and GSAS degree students are invited to take up a 3-week ELP Summer Academic Language Program. The Office of International Students & Scholars provides a range of advice and assistance with regard to immigration and VISA requirements, applying for social security cards and much more.

    Yale University Accommodation

    Yale University has 14 residential colleges. All the first year undergraduates are guaranteed housing in one of the 14 residential facilities. However, graduate housing facilities are limited and not guaranteed. Around 58% of the students live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing and 42% of students live in off campus housings. Eligibility for availing graduate campus accommodation is - 

    • Students must have enrolled in, or are matriculating into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or other Professional Schools at Yale University.

    • Visiting researchers, post-docs, interns, hospital residents, etc are not eligible for University Graduate Housing.

    Yale University On-Campus Accommodation

    • The average cost of on-campus accommodation ranges from 5.88-11 lakhs per year.

    • The fourteen residential colleges include Berkeley College, Branford College, Morse College, Davenport College, Ezra Stiles College, Saybrook College, Grace Hopper, etc.

    • Graduate housing comprises apartments and dormitories– Harkness Hall, Helen Hadley Hall, Baker Hall, etc.

    • Utility bills are included in the rents.

    Graduate Dormitory Costs/Term Year


    Minimum Cost/Year

    Maximum Cost/Year

    254 Prospect 



    272 Elm 



    276 Prospect



    Harkness Hall 



    Helen Hadley Hall



    Baker Hall



    Graduate Dormitory Monthly Rentals


    Minimum Cost/Month

    Maximum Cost/Month

    68 Mansfield










    York Crown



    Yale University Moving-In

    • All incoming students must schedule a move-in appointment mentioning their exact dates and time among the available slots.

    • While the move-in appointments can be changed before 24 hours of time, students must stick to the scheduled slot times for moving-in to facilitate hassle-free transition.

    Yale University Off-Campus Accommodation

    • Housing costs for private accommodation vary according to the facilities and type of stay. The average rent is $1,000 - $1,400/month for 1-bedroom apartments.

    • The residence type includes studio, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments

    • The apartments are fully furnished with free wifi and central air-conditioning facility

    • Utility bills are covered in the rent.

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