The "Factsheet" is a brief summary of information about Yale University. For a more comprehensive set of data, please see Detailed Data.
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)||15||6||21||10%|
|Graduate School of Arts & Sciences||1,520||1,340||2,860||33%|
|Professional Schools Programs:|
|Forestry & Environmental Studies||119||182||301||22%|
|Institute of Sacred Music||40||22||62||12%|
|Professional School Programs Subtotal||1,875||1,944||3,819||19%|
Notes: Only 2% 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" includes anyone who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2%|
|Black or African-American||8%|
|Hispanic of any race||8%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||<1%|
|White and Other||62%|
*Students self-reporting two or more races are counted once in each race/ethnicity category.
|International Student Profile|
|Percentage who are international students*||18%|
|Numbers of countries represented||119|
|Top 5 countries||China, Canada, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom|
|*International includes anyone who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident.|
87% of undergraduates live in University housing.
99% 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.
815 students (regular and summer term) studied abroad in 2012-13.
|Degree||Men||Women||Total||% Who are International|
|Masters & Post-Masters Certificates||1,031||1,087||2,118||27%|
|Research & Scholarship||214||184||398||27%|
|Total Number Degrees||2,038||2,078||4,116||20%|
|Arts & Sciences Graduate School||14%||13%||10%||9%||11%||6%||7%||7%|
|Other Professional School||8%||5%||4%||2%||5%||3%||5%||5%|
|Other Post-College Activities||3%||2%||5%||5%||5%||7%||3%||4%|
The Yale College Class of 2012 was surveyed using a different survey format. Graduates were asked "What are your primary activities at this time? (Mark all that apply.)." Because graduates could answer that they were engaged in more than one primary activity, percentages exceed 100%.
|Class of 2012:|
|Working for pay full-time/part-time||65%|
|Attending graduate/professional school full-time/part-time||26%|
|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:||2,850|
|% of undergraduates who received scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||52%|
|Average need-based scholarships/grants from all sources:||$44,283|
|Average need-based scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||$41,781|
|Range of individual scholarships/grants from Yale sources:||$1,000 - $65,000|
|Market value of endowment assets||$20.7 billion|
|Total research expenditures including all restricted and unrestricted funds from all sources||$558.9 million|
|Total library acquisitions expenditures||$46.2 million|
|Total operating expenditures||$2.98 billion|
|Arts & Sciences||459||220||290||186||1,155|
|Forestry & Environmental Studies||19||6||26||15||66|
*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)||1,121|
|Postdoctoral Fellows (Non-employees)||797|
Number of International Scholars: 2,395 representing nearly 100 countries.
* International Scholars include postdoctorates, visiting faculty, some ladder or permanent faculty, and staff.
|Managerial & Professional||4,195|
|Clerical & Technical||4,093|
|Service & Maintenance||1,181|
|Type||Number (includes electronic titles)|
|Bound volumes||15.2 million|
|Units on microform||10,008,590|
|Units of audiovisual materials||459,518|
Total number of buildings: 440 (16.7 million square feet)
|Athletic fields||102 in New Haven; 57 in West Haven|
|Golf course and nature preserves||515|
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.
|Majors in Yale College|
|African American Studies||African Studies||American Studies||Anthropology|
|Applied Mathematics||Applied Physics||Archaeological Studies||Architecture|
|Art||Astronomy||Astronomy and Physics||Chemistry|
|Chinese||Classical Civilization||Classics (Greek)||Classics (Greek and Latin)|
|Classics (Latin)||Cognitive Science||Computer Science||Computer Science and Mathematics|
|Computer Science and Psychology||Computing and the Arts||East Asian Languages and Literatures||East Asian Studies|
|Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||Economics||Economics and Mathematics||Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
|Biomedical Engineering||Chemical Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Engineering Sciences (Chemical)||Engineering Sciences (Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical)||Environmental Engineering||Mechanical Engineering|
|English||Environmental Studies||Ethics, Politics, and Economics||Ethnicity, Race and Migration|
|Film Studies||French||Geology & Geophysics||German|
|German Studies||Global Affairs||Greek, Ancient and Modern||History|
|History of Art||History of Science, History of Medicine||History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health||Humanities|
|Italian||Japanese||Judaic Studies||Latin American Studies|
|Linguistics||Literature||Mathematics||Mathematics and Philosophy|
|Mathematics and Physics||Modern Middle East Studies||Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry||Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology|
|Music||Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations||Philosophy||Physics|
|Physics and Geosciences||Physics and Philosophy||Political Science||Portuguese|
|Psychology||Religious Studies||Russian||Russian and East European Studies|
|Sociology||South Asian Studies*||Spanish||Special Divisional Major|
|Statistics||Theater Studies||Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
|*May be taken as a second major only.|
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 revolves around the 12 residential colleges, with over 1,600 contests scheduled in over 35 sports. Competition is designed for coed, men's, and women's leagues. Yale sponsors fifty club sport teams in addition to its varsity and intramural programs. Some of Yale's more active club sports are men's and women's rugby, men's and women's water polo, downhill skiing, Tae Kwon Do, equestrian, ballroom dance, and cycling.
Graduate and Professionals students compete in their own intramural sports leagues and participate in some club sports. (See http://sportsandrecreation.yale.edu/content/intramurals/intramurals)
The Athletics Department also offers more than 75 sections of physical education instruction in both the fall and spring semesters, with approximately 1,250 students, faculty, and staff enrolled in those classes.
20% of students participate in intercollegiate sports.
50% of students participate in intramural sports.
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
Dorothy Kathryn Robinson, Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Allan Strobel, Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development
David Frederick Swensen, Chief Investment Officer
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.