Vault Rating: 5 out of 5


  • Located in thriving New Haven, Connecticut, near New York City and Boston
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio


  • Highly selective
  • Very expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Yale College, the third oldest college in the United States, is a well-respected New England institution that aims to help students fully develop their intellectual, moral, civic, and creative capacities through small class sizes and a dedicated, accessible faculty.


Yale College is highly selective, accepting only about 7 percent of all applicants. The admissions committee seeks applicants with "dazzling talents." They factor in grades, standardized test scores, and evaluations by a counselor and two teachers. The students who stand out not only have...  

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