Yale University

105 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 432-1333
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Yale University is one of the best-known Ivy League universities in the country. In the 1640s, colonial clergymen began working to establish a European liberal arts college in New Haven, Conn. After several decades, the charter was granted and in 1701, Yale University was founded, making it the nation’s third-oldest university. Their high standards of educational excellence allowed Yale to gain national recognition. U.S. News & World Report ranked Yale as No. 3 in the nation for its 2012 “Best Colleges” report. Yale constantly works to improve the New Haven community and to become more and more of a global university. There are currently students from 118 countries attending Yale, showing that their reputation for being one of the top universities is known around the world.

Programs Offered

Yale University’s programs are divided into three major categories: Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. Yale College is the university’s undergraduate school, boasting an extensive list of bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as astronomy, chemical engineering, global affairs, music, and psychology. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers master’s and doctoral degree programs in a very large number of areas, including international relations, nursing, cell biology, astronomy, and computer science. There are 13 professional schools, each one focusing on a particular industry or area of study, such as the School of Architecture, the Law School, the School of Public Health, and the Divinity School. Each professional school offers graduate degree programs, while some incorporate graduate certificate programs and undergraduate programs as well.


Yale University gained accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education. Several of the university’s individual programs, such as nursing, theology, music, and law, have gained specialized accreditation from nationally recognized accrediting organizations.


Each school, department, and program at Yale University has its own set of admissions requirements. For example, Yale College applicants must submit an application, the Yale Supplement, two teacher recommendations, high school transcripts, counselor recommendations, either their SAT test results and two SAT subject tests or their ACT test results and the ACT Writing Test, and pay the $75 application fee. Yale School of Music applicants must submit an application, their resume, a prescreening audio or video recording, college transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and pay the $100 application fee. Some School of Music applicants may also be required submit their TOEFL scores, GRE scores, a doctoral writing sample, and answer a doctoral questionnaire. You can find the admissions requirements for the program you are wanting to apply for by visiting Yale’s admissions page. This will also allow you to find the contact information for the admissions office of the school you want to enroll with.


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