Yale University’s Class of 2027 Regular Decision acceptance rate was 4.35% from the largest ever pool of applicants. Yale offered 2,275 admissions, out of almost 52,250 applicants. The 1,433 regular decision admits will join the 776 students admitted during the early action round and 66 matched through the QuestBridge program.
Yale admitted just 2,275 students to its incoming Class of 2027. The 1,433 regular decision admits will join the 776 students admitted during the early action round and 66 matched through the QuestBridge program. An additional 1,145 applicants were offered spots on the waitlist. An additional 54 students who postponed their admission from the Class of 2026 will also join the incoming class.
The official announcement was made through the Yale News on Ivy Day, March 30, 2023.
|Number of Applications||Accepted Students||Acceptance Rate|
The admitted cohort overall includes students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four United States territories and 78 countries. The admissions office withholds detailed statistics about the demographics of the applicant pool as well as the group of admitted students each year, but told the News it would release a profile of matriculates in August.
“The strength and diversity of the applicant pool is much more important than the number of applications we receive,” said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremiah Quinlan in the announcement. “I am pleased that Yale College continues to appeal to promising students from a wide range of backgrounds. I am also proud that the admissions office has been able to continue its thoughtful whole-person review process of each applicant, even as the volume of applications has increased.”
The number of applicants is up by nearly 50% compared to the pool of students that sought entry to the class of 2024. The 4.35% acceptance rate for the class for 2027 is the lowest in recent history, down from 4.46% for the class of 2026, 4.62 for the class of 2025, 6.54% for the class of 2024 and 5.91 for the class of 2023.
The record number of applications means that competition is intense to get into Yale. This data confirmed that college applications were up nationwide, especially at Ivy League and other highly selective schools. This trend is likely because many schools don’t require the SAT/ACT, and students are applying to more schools than ever before.
|Class of 2024||Class of 2025||Class of 2026||Class of 2027|
|Total First-Year Applicants||35,220||46,905||50,015||52,250|
|Overall Admission Rate||6.54%||4.62%||4.46%||4.35%|
Yale reported its early admission results for the Class of 2027. It was announced that 776 students earned early admission out of a pool of 7,744 applicants with an acceptance rate of 10%. To increase your chances of getting into Yale, we recommend you apply early.
|Class of 2025||Class of 2026||Class of 2027|
|Total ED Applicants||7,939||7,288||7,744|
|Total ED Admissions Rate||10.5%||10.9%||10%|
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