Yale University

natural sciences and mathematics

11th US-News World Ranking

Yale University Background

Yale University is a private Ivy League University which was founded in 1701 in Connecticut. It is also known as the birthplace of doctoral education in the United States as it awarded the first three Ph.D. degrees in the country followed by the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Princeton in 1870, 1872 and 1879 respectively. Yale University offers a number of courses through its various schools: Yale College, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of Architecture, School of Arts, Divinity School, School of Drama, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law School, School of Management, School of Medicine, School of Music, School of Nursing and School of Public Health.

Yale University Programs and Schools

Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. While the university is governed by the Yale Corporation, each school's faculty oversees its curriculum and degree programs. Yale College undergraduates follow a liberal arts curriculum with departmental majors and are organized into a social system of residential colleges. Almost all faculty teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually.

Yale University Ranking and Tuition Fee

Yale University's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $53,430 (2018-19).

Yale University USP

The university has more than 5400 undergraduate students and more than 6800 graduate students. Of the total number of students, Yale has about 20% international students from 118 countries (a major chunk comes from Canada, China, India, Germany, the United Kingdom and South Korea). Yale offers a comprehensive need-based financial aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Average need-based scholarship from the Yale sources is upwards of $43,000.

Yale University   Notable Alumni

Hillary Clinton (American politician who was the 67thUnited States Secretary of State), Meryl Streep (American actress and philanthropist), George W. Bush (American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States)

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Astronomy is a quantitative physical science that applies physics, mathematics and statistical analysis to observing, describing and modeling the Universe. The undergraduate courses and degree programs offered by the Department of Astronomy train students in research techniques and quantitative reasoning and develop creative problem solvers. Our majors continue on to top tier graduate programs in astrophysics or related science fields and they are sought after by employers in a range of fields from health care management to the banking and investment industry. The department offers a B.A. degree in Astronomy and a B.S. degree in Astrophysics.

School reports including transcript, Two teacher recommendations, One counselor recommendation, Mid year report

Aerospace engineer, Analyst, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Climatologist, Chemical engineer, Computer systems analyst, Data analyst, Design engineer, Educator outside the classroom (such as museum education)

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The mathematics major adapts to a number of purposes. It can emphasize the theoretical or the applied. It can be appropriate for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, and can be broad or narrow. It can also be combined easily with serious study in another subject in the physical, biological, or social sciences by means of a double major and/or concentration.

School reports including transcript, Two teacher recommendations, One counselor recommendation, Mid year report

Actuarial analyst, Actuary, Chartered accountant, Chartered certified accountant, Data analyst, Investment analyst, Research scientist (maths), Secondary school teacher.

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The members of our teaching faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members with differing research interests are common. The Department of Astronomy also offers joint programs and opportunities with other departments at Yale and with the Universidad de Chile. With a graduate-student-to-faculty ratio of order unity, close collaboration between faculty and students becomes the norm.

A bachelor's degree, Statement of purpose, Transcripts, Supporting materials, Three recommendations

Aerospace engineer, analyst, astronomer, astrophysicist, climatologist, chemical engineer, computer systems analyst, data analyst, designengineer, educator outside the classroom (such as museum education)

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a) Common Application or Coalition Application or The QuestBridge National College Match Application

b) $80 application fee or fee waiver

c) Official high school transcripts and Mid-Year School Report

d) Three letters of recommendations (Two Teacher, One Counselor)

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: Verbal (710-800), Math (710-790), Writing (720-800), ACT Composite: (32-35)

g) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

h) TOEFL- IBT-100, PBT-600, CBT-250, IELTS: 7 or higher, PTE: 70 or higher

i) Acceptance rate: 6.3% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.



Bachelors: $55,500


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: $39,800

School of Architecture: $48,050

School of Art: $36,359

Divinity School: $23,920

School of Drama: $29,750

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: $41,065

Law School: $59,920

School of Nursing: $18,966

School of Public Health: $43,500

School of Engineering and Applied Science: $37,600

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Yale University is $16,600 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.


Undergraduate: January 2


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: December 1, December 15, January 2

School of Art: January 4

Divinity School: February 1

School of Drama

December 1, 2016: Directing

January 1, 2017: Playwriting

January 3, 2017: Acting, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

February 1, 2017: Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, Theater Management, Technical Internship Certificate and Special Research Fellow

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: January 13

School of Music: December 1

School of Public Health: January 15

School of Engineering and Applied Science: January 2

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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