Chances of getting into Yale University
How hard is it to get into Yale and can I get accepted? The school has a 7% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,277 out of 32,879 applicants were admitted making Yale an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 2 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 69% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Yale University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Yale SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT61%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||740|
|SAT Math 25th||760|
|SAT Composite 25th||1500|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||790|
|SAT Math 75th||800|
|SAT Composite 75th||1590|
|Average SAT Score||1550|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Yale University?
Yale University typically requires applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1500 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1450. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1550 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1590 and Above||Good||>11%|
|1545 to 1590||Avg +||7%-11%|
|1500 to 1545||Avg -||4%-7%|
|1455 to 1500||Reach||3%-4%|
|Less than 1455||Low||<3%|
Yale ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT57%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||34|
|ACT Math 25th||31|
|ACT Composite 25th||32|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||36|
|ACT Math 75th||35|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||33|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Yale?
Admission data indicates that Yale regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Yale University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>13%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||7%-13%|
|32 to 33||Avg -||5%-7%|
|31 to 32||Reach||4%-5%|
|Less than 31||Low||<4%|
Yale University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
95% of Yale University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||95%|
|Top 25% of class||99%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||70%||69%||69%|
Applications are DueDec 31, 2019
Days left to Apply105
Applicants have 105 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Dec 31, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Yale before the Dec 31 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Yale University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130794 IPEDS survey data for Yale University.