Yale's early action applications increased by 52.4 percent,
from 2,611 to a record 3,980, and accepted 670 early action
The increase in the number of early applicants that Yale
received resulted in a more competitive process, with the
early admission rate dropping from 21.3 percent for 2007 to
16.6 percent for 2008. This admission rate, however, is still
better than the overall admission rate of 11.4 percent for the
class of 2007.
Yale saw an increase in the number of minority applicants
Harvard, Yale and Stanford universities all switched to
single-choice Early Action this year.
Yale College received a record high number of applicants to
the class of 2008, and admitted a record low percentage of
The college admitted 1,950 students, or 9.9% of the 19,674
applicants. Last year, Yale admitted 2,014 students, or 11.3%
of the 17,735 applicants.
The admitted students include 1,000 men and 950 women. The
students' median SAT scores in both verbal and math are 750.
Nearly 55% of the accepted students attended public schools
and 42% are minority students. Applicants were admitted from
all 50 states and 60 foreign nations.