Yale Regular Decision Admit Rate at 5.8 Percent
Yale's overall acceptance rate for this year hit an Ivy
League record low of 8.6 percent. 21,099 students applied and
1,823 students were accepted. The acceptance rate for the
regular decision pool of 18,976 -- which included 1,961
students deferred from early admission -- was 5.8 percent. In
the early round of admissions, 724 of 4,084 applicants were
accepted for a 17.7 percent acceptance rate, also a record
Approximately 700 students, or 3 percent of the total
applicant pool, were placed on the wait list this year.
Slightly more men than women were admitted, with 895 women
and 925 men deemed Eli material. Approximately 44 percent of
admitted students are minorities or international students.
Yale saw a 3.4 percent increase in the number of early
action applications, totaling 4,065 compared to 3,933 last
year. 724 students were accepted, for an acceptance rate of
Regular applications increased 8.8 percent this year, as
more than 16,889 students applied to Yale this year, compared
to 15,525 last year.
The greatest increases in applications received were from
African-American and Latino students.