Yale University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Yale University freshman is 1520 out of 1600. Yale students have the 5th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1520 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1460 to 1580. The 75th percentile score is 1580 while the 25th percentile score is 1460.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Yale but we estimate it to be around a 1400 total composite SAT score.
The average score for Yale students on the math portion of the SAT is 770 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 740 and the 75th percentile score 800.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 720 to 780 and the average score for Yale University students is 750.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Yale University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 6.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.95.
An SAT score of 1580 or higher is very competitive at Yale and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 13% or higher.
Scores between 1520 to 1570 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 7% to 11%.
SAT scores between 1460 to 1510 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 4% to 6% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1400 to 1450 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 3% chance of admission to Yale. SAT scores below 1400 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130794 IPEDS survey data for Yale University.