The "Factsheet" is a brief summary of information about Yale University. For a more comprehensive set of data, please see Detailed Data. For more information about undergraduate education at Yale, please go to: "Yale College by the Numbers."
Yale University is a large research university with a wide array of programs, departments, schools, centers, museums, and many affiliated organizations. This summary addresses some frequently asked statistical questions about Yale, especially the undergraduate programs. Only a subset of Yale's resources is represented here.
|Students||Faculty & Staff||Administration|
|Special (Degree & Non-Degree)||18||6||24||4%|
|Graduate School of Arts & Sciences||1,552||1,374||2,926||34%|
|Professional Schools Programs:|
|Forestry & Environmental Studies||121||173||294||24%|
|Institute of Sacred Music||41||21||62||13%|
|Professional School Programs Subtotal||1,950||1,983||3,933||21%|
Notes: Only 1% of University enrollment is part-time.
Students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering and applied science are enrolled in
either Yale College or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
"International" excludes U.S. citizens and students who have permanent resident status.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2%|
|Black or African-American||9%|
|Hispanic of any race||9%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||<1%|
|White and Other||72%|
*Students self-reporting two or more races are counted once in each race/ethnicity category.
|International Student Profile|
|Percentage who are international students*||19%|
|Numbers of countries represented||117|
|Top 5 countries||China, Canada, Germany, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom|
|*International excludes U.S. citizens and students who have permanent resident status.|
87% of undergraduates live in University housing.
98% of Freshmen return for their sophomore year.
96% graduate within five years; 98% graduate within six years.
94% are from out-of-state (including nonresident aliens).
The average age of an undergraduate is 20.
915 students (regular and summer term) studied abroad in 2013-14.
|Degree||Men||Women||Total||% Who are International|
|Masters & Post-Masters Certificates||1,031||1,046||2,077||28%|
|Research & Scholarship||234||179||413||31%|
|Total Number Degrees||2,087||2,077||4,164||21%|
When asked about their expected plans for the fall following graduation almost three-quarters (74.2%) of respondents intend to be working, with the next largest group (17.0%) planning to attend graduate school. Those not attending graduate school immediately were asked if they intend to enroll in a graduate program within the next five years. 82.2% indicated they intend to pursue graduate school within the next five years.
|Expected Plans for Fall 2014:|
|Working for pay full-time/part-time/short-term position||74.2%|
|Attending graduate or professional school||17.0%|
|Independent Research (including scholarships/fellowships|
|such as Rhodes and Fulbright||4.3%|
|Volunteer activity (not for pay)||1.6%|
|Family and other caregiving||0.4%|
To view the full report please visit the Yale Office of Career Strategy
|Academic Year||Number of Solicited Alumni||Number of Alumni Donors||% Participation|
There are 140 active domestic Alumni Clubs and 30 international Alumni Clubs.
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|Year||Tuition||Room & Board||Total|
All scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
|# of undergraduates who received scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||2,847|
|% of undergraduates who received scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||52%|
|Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources:||$44,785|
|Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||$41,780|
|Range of individual scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||$500- $64,900|
|Market value of endowment assets||$23.9billion|
|Total research expenditures including all restricted and unrestricted funds from all sources||$548.4million|
|Total library acquisitions expenditures||$43.5million|
|Total operating expenditures||$3.06billion|
|Arts & Sciences||462||213||297||173||1,145|
|Forestry & Environmental Studies||18||9||28||16||71|
*Faculty with appointments in multiple Yale schools are counted only once in this table and are included in the school where they hold their primary appointment. As a result, the numbers listed for any one school may not fully represent the entire body of faculty who teach and work with students in that school.
In the Schools of Music and Drama, adjunct professors provide the core of the schools' regular faculty. As a result, the distinction among the categories of tenured/term/non-ladder is less relevant in those schools.
In the School of Medicine, the tenured category also includes appointments made on a continuing basis without term.
Faculty in the School of Public Health are considered part of the School of Medicine and counted there.
Faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are counted in the Arts and Sciences.
|Postdoctoral Associates (Employees)||1,116|
|Postdoctoral Fellows (Non-employees)||805|
Number of International Scholars: 2,457 representing nearly 100 countries.
* International Scholars include postdoctorates, visiting faculty, some ladder or permanent faculty, and staff.
|Managerial & Professional||4,185|
|Clerical & Technical||4,004|
|Service & Maintenance||1,168|
|Yale Titles Held||10,395,257|
|Yale Volumes Held||13,547,882|
|Central and Medical Campus||343|
|Golf Course and Nature Preserves||515|
The total acreage does not include off-campus properties used for academic or athletic purposes.
Every summer approximately 1,500 Yale and non-Yale students enroll for various summer programs in the Summer Session. Many are conducted abroad, and some are offered completely online. Courses in the Yale Summer Session are in most cases identical in content and method to courses offered in Yale College during the regular academic year.
African American Studies
Astronomy and Physics
Computer Science and Mathematics
Computer Science and Psychology
Computing and the Arts
East Asian Languages and Literature
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics and Mathematics
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering Sciences (Environmental)
Engineering Sciences (Chemical)
Engineering Sciences (Electrical or Mechanical)
Ethics, Politics and Economics
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Geology and Geophysics
Geology and Natural Resources
Greek, Ancient and Modern History
History of Art
History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health
Latin American Studies,
Mathematics and Philosophy
Mathematics and Physics
Modern Middle East Studies
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Physics and Geosciences
Physics and Philosophy
Russian and East European Studies
South Asian Studies (second major only)
Special Divisional Major
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Of the 35 intercollegiate sports offered at Yale, 16 are for men, 18 are for women and 1 is co-ed. Yale is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division I, FCS Football), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the Ivy League.
|Men and Women||Men Only||Women Only||Co-Ed|
|crew||lightweight/heavyweight crew||field hockey||sailing|
|swimming & diving|
Yale's intramural sports program involves all of its 12 residential colleges, with over 30 sports spread across separate fall, winter, and spring seasons. Competition is designed for coed, men's, and women's leagues and over 50% of students participate in intramural sports. In addition to traditional sports such as basketball, touch football, volleyball, and soccer, the programs unique offerings include inner-tube water polo, golf, bowling, dodgeball, and ice hockey.
In addition to its varsity and intramural programs, Yale sponsors approximately 50 diverse and highly competitive club sports teams. Some of Yale's more active and popular club sports include rugby, water polo, downhill skiing, Tae Kwon Do, ballroom dance, soccer, fishing, skeet and trap shooting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and cycling. Yale has won national club sport championships in croquet, cycling, fishing, pony polo, rugby, sailing, skeet shooting, volleyball, basketball and wrestling
Grad-Pro Intramural Sports are open to students, faculty and staff of Yale. Team activities include volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball and ultimate Frisbee. The academic year has four seasons of play - summer, fall, winter, and spring. The summer season features one sport: softball. Fall season has three sports: soccer, softball, and volleyball. Winter has two sports: basketball and volleyball. Spring has four sports: soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. All games are played on weekends during the academic year and on weekday evenings during the summer. Most sports consist of competitive, recreational, and co-recreational leagues.
Peter Salovey, President
Benjamin Polak, Provost
Bruce Donald Alexander, Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development
Kimberly Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life
Shauna King, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations
Linda Koch Lorimer, Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives
Joan Elizabeth O'Neill, Vice President for Development
Michael Allan Peel, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration
Alexander Dreier, Vice President and General Counsel (eff. March 23, 2015)
Scott Allan Strobel, Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development
David Frederick Swensen, Chief Investment Officer
For more detailed information about the undergraduate program at Yale, please go to: "Yale College by the Numbers."
Yale University is a large research university with a wide array of programs, departments, schools, centers, museums, and affiliated organizations. This Factsheet addresses some frequently asked statistical questions about Yale, especially those concerning undergraduate programs. Only a subset of Yale's resources are represented in this Factsheet. For a fuller view of the University, consult related web pages that can be reached via the University "front door". Prospective students who are interested in information about attending any of Yale's schools, should go to the Admissions website.