Yale Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics: Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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YALE UNIVERSITY EARLY ACTION & EARLY DECISION ADMISSIONS

Yale reported a total of 5,086 applications, a large increase from last year’s 4,662 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 871 Early Action applicants for the Class of 2021, up from 795 applicants for its Class of 2020. Yale expects to make another 1,200 admission offers in the spring, aiming for a freshman class of about 1,360 for enrollment in the fall of 2017.

YALE UNIVERSITY EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Decision / Early Action Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Decision / Early Action Acceptance Rate Estimated Early Action Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Application / Early Decisions
2021 871 5,086 117.13% 1,360 64.04%
2020 795 4,662 17.05% 1,360 58.46%
2019 753 4,693 16.05% 1,360 55.37%
2018 735 4,750 15.47%  1,300  56.54%
2017 1,237 4,193 29.50%
2016 1,171 3,609 32.45%
2015 1,215 3,456 35.16%
2014 1,176 3,594 32.72%
2013 1,249 3,405 36.68%

YALE REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 6.27 percent of the 31,455 students who applied to Yale. This represents a slight decrease from last year’s rate of 6.49 percent. The University accepted 9 more students than last year by offering admission to 1,972 students in total. The SCEA round accounted for 795 acceptances out of a pool of 4,662 applications. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Yale’s acceptance rate has remained in the 6 percent range, after hovering around 7.5 percent from 2009 to 2011. Last year, Yale accepted 1,963 students to its Class of 2019 from a pool of 30,237.

YALE ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 1,177 26,793 4.39%
2019 1,210 25,544 4.74%
2018 1,200 26,182 4.58%
2017 1,342 25,090 5.35%
2016 1,300 24,670 5.27%

YALE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 1,972 31,455 6.27%
2019 1,963 30,237 6.49%
2018 1,935 30,932 6.26%
2017 1,991 29,610 6.72%
2016 1,975 28,974 6.82%
2015 2,109 27,283 7.73%
2014 2,039 25,869 7.88%
2013 1,958 26,003 7.53%
2012 1,892 22,813 8.29%

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