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Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is widely considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world. Yale University comprises three major academic components - Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Explore academic options at Yale University on Univariety today.


# 17th

QS Survey 2021

# 17th

QS Survey 2020

# 12th

Times Higher 2018

# 16th

QS Survey 2018

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Standardized Testing Requirements: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo English Test 

All applicants for freshman admission should submit either the SAT or the ACT with Writing. For SATs taken in March 2016 or later, the additional essay is required. Applicants to the Yale Classes of 2021 and 2022 may submit either the old or the new SAT.

The middle 50% of test scores (the 25th to the 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshman are as follows:

  • SAT-Verbal: 720-800 (Old SAT)
  • SAT-Math: 710-800 (Old SAT)
  • SAT-Writing: 710-790 (Old SAT)
  • ACT Composite: 32-35
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • 100 on the internet-based TOEFL
  • 600 on the paper-based TOEFL
  • 250 on the computer-based TOEFL
IELTS (link is external) and Pearson Test of English (link is external)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) offer proficiency tests in locations around the world. Pre-registration is required. Yale’s most competitive applicants will have IELTS scores of 7 or higher and Pearson Test scores of 70 or higher.

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Contact Details

Yale University

38 Hillhouse , Avenue New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, CT 06511

Phone: + 1- 203- 432-9300
College Website