Getting Into Yale University

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About Yale University

One of the oldest of the eight Ivy League universities, Yale is a highly regarded, medium-sized, private liberal arts university based in New Haven, Connecticut. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate study with most undergraduate students living on campus. The university is coed and the setting is small city/urban.

A Brief History
A brief history

Founded in 1701, the university was not named Yale until 1718, when merchant Elihu Yale donated 417 books, cloth goods that sold for 562 pounds, and a portrait of King George to the New Haven college.

General info
General information

With a campus spanning 260 acres, Yale is organised into 14 schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and 12 professional schools.

Quick facts about Yale

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 6,092 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,550 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.6%
Yale University
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Acceptance Rate

1460 - 1570

Average SAT Score

32 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)

Yale FAQ

How do you get into the Yale from Australia?

There are 3 key areas you need to excel at:

  • Academics
  • Extracurriculars
  • The application itself

There is no easy way to get into Yale! But starting early and seeking guidance from resources like Crimson can increase your chances by 400%.

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$96,000 AUD

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How hard is it to get into Yale?

Very! Yale’s acceptance rate for the most recent Class of 2024 was only 6.5%.

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Notable alumni

Yale has more than 130,000 living alumni, many of them — due to the university’s increased enrolment rate in recent years — having graduated post 1980. The university has produced over 25 Nobel Laureates, over 55 Pulitzer Prize winners and 404 Olympic athletes.

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  • A Day In The Life: Yale Student
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How Crimson Works

Our university consultancy model sees our students receive individualised support in every aspect of their Yale application. Here's what we do!
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Building Your Plan
02. Meeting Your Educational Coordinator
Choosing Your Schools
03. Planning With Your Crimson Strategist
Acing Your Tests
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Boosting Your ECLs
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Writing Your Essays
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
Nailing The Interview
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    Crafting a Plan and Getting Started

    After your initial assessment with one of our Admissions Experts we will build a highly personalised plan based on your age, current situation and admissions goals. Next you'll be introduced to your Student Success Manager who will help you organise your entire Crimson journey and act as a regular communication base for you and your family.

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    Building Your University Application List!

    Your Strategist is the captain of your application ship, helping you build out a highly personalised application list and roadmap. Your Strategist will help you pull all elements of your application(s) together, ensuring your final submission(s) will be as perfect as possible!

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    Lifting Your Standardised Test Scores

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    Improving Your Extracurricular Candidacy

    Your ECL (Extracurricular and Leadership) profile is a key component of your US and/or UK application(s). Our ECL mentors are accomplished project builders and will help you expand upon your passions to build a significant capstone project or high-impact initiative.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    Working With Your Essay Mentor

    Working with your essay mentor you will brainstorm, ideate, craft, edit and refine a personal statement that resonates with admissions officers. Our mentors are top school graduates who understand the nuances of what it takes to write a stand-our personal statement or supplemental essay!

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    Prepping With Your Interview Expert

    Our interview mentors have sat in that interview seat before. They will work with you to make sure you're prepared for every question possible, have the skill and confidence to think on your feet, and help you prepare questions you can ask your interviewers in return!

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