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Yale Demographics & Diversity

New Haven, Connecticut

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Yale are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Yale University students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 7%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 11%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more female students than male students enrolled at Yale University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Yale has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Yale University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Yale University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,839
Women 6,221

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Yale serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 93% of the student body residing outside of Connecticut or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Yale University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 7%
Out of State 82%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,345 per year

20% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.7%
Part time Undergrads 0.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130794 IPEDS survey data for Yale University.