Yale: Acceptance Rates & Statistics

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Yale University Early Admissions

Yale University reported a record of 7,939 applications, a large increase of 38 percent from last year’s 5,777 applications for its SCEA program. The school offered admission to 837 Early Action applicants for the Class of 2025, up from 796 applicants for its Class of 2024. 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 2025.

Yale Regular Decision

Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted 2,304 students or 6.54 percent of the 35,220 students who applied to the Class of 2024. This represents an increase from last year’s rate of 5.91 percent. The SCEA round accounted for 796 acceptances out of a pool of 5,777 applications.  Last year Yale accepted 2,178 students or 5.91 percent of the 36,843 students who applied. The SCEA round accounted for 794 acceptances out of a pool of 6,020 applications.

The previous year, Yale accepted 2,229 students or 6.31 percent of the 35,306 students who applied to the Class of 2022, and the SCEA round accounted for 842 acceptances out of a pool of 5,733 applications.  Students admitted to the Yale College Class of 2024 represent all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 72 countries, and will graduate from more than 1,400 secondary schools around the world.

The Class of 2024 will complete the expansion of Yale College that began three years ago with the opening of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges. The newest Yalies will bring the total undergraduate enrollment to approximately 6,250 — an increase of 15 percent since 2017.

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.

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