The Ivy Coach Daily

April 1, 2024

Yale University Class of 2028 Admissions Statistics

Yale University has released admissions decisions to its Class of 2028 applicants, and what a year it was for the Ivy League institution. Between the Early Action and Regular Decision admission rounds, Yale received 57,465 applications to its Class of 2028. Of these students, 2,146 earned admission — 709 through Early Action, 72 through QuestBridge, and 1,365 through Regular Decision — for an overall acceptance rate of 3.73%. So, how do Yale’s numbers for the Class of 2028 stack up against past years?

Yale Class of 2028 Statistics in Historical Perspective

This year’s 57,465 applications to Yale eclipsed the 52,250 then-record application tally to its Class of 2027, marking a 9.08% spike in applications year-over-year. The jump in applications marked one of the largest — if not the largest — among America’s elite universities for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.

The Yale Class of 2028’s all-time best overall acceptance rate of 3.73% also marked a steep drop from last year’s record-low 4.35% overall acceptance rate. This year’s acceptance rate plunge was unlike any Yale has seen since the Class of 2025, when the overall acceptance rate dropped from 6.5% to a then-record 4.6%.

Profile of Yale Admits to the Class of 2028

Yale’s admitted students hail from all 50 states in our union, Washington, D.C., and two unspecified U.S. territories. International admits hail from 62 nations worldwide. 83 intended majors are represented among all admits.

We’d share more details about this year’s admitted Yale cohort, but these are all the details Yale’s admissions office has thus far released. Typically, like most elite universities, Yale would release the breakdown by race of admitted students. But with the fall of Affirmative Action, that’s not happening anytime soon!

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Over the last 30+ years, around 40% of students who have first approached Ivy Coach after being placed on the school’s waitlist have earned admission.

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