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YALE UNIVERSITY EARLY ADMISSIONS

Yale reported a total of 5,733 applications, a large increase from last year’s 5,086 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 842 Early Action applicants for the Class of 2022, down from 871 applicants for its Class of 2021. Yale expects to make another 1,200 admission offers in the spring, aiming for a freshman class of about 1,580 for enrollment in the fall of 2018.

YALE UNIVERSITY EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2022 842 5,733 14.69% 1,580 53.29%
2021 871 5,086 17.13% 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 EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,229 students or 6.31 percent of the 35,306 students who applied to Yale. This represents a decrease from last year’s rate of 6.91 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 842 acceptances out of a pool of 5,733 applications. This marks the seventh 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 2,272 students to its Class of 2021 from a pool of 32,900. The increase in admissions accounts for the opening of new dorms, which brings the incoming freshman class to approximately 1550 students, or 15 percent larger than recent classes.

Students admitted to the Class of 2022 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 64 countries, and will graduate from nearly 1,500 secondary schools around the world. They expressed interest in majoring in more than 80 of Yale’s academic programs. Over the past several years, the proportion of applicants, admitted students, and incoming first-years who identify as a member of a minority group and/or first in their family to attend college has steadily increased, and this year is no exception.

YALE ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2022 1,972 31,455 6.27%
2021 1,401 27,814 5.04%
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
2022 2,229 35,306 6.31%
2021 2,272 32,900 6.91%
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%