Yale University has sent out its Regular Decision admission notifications. In all, between the Early Action and Regular Decision rounds, 36,843 students applied for admission to Yale’s Class of 2023. This figure compares to 35,306 for the Class of 2022, 32,900 for the Class of 2021, and 31,455 for the Class of 2020. Indeed more students applied for admission this year than in any other year in Yale’s history. Of the total number of students who submitted applications to Yale in the hope of earning a slot in the Class of 2023, 5.91% earned admission. It’s the first time that Yale’s overall admit rate has fallen below 6%. This same figure stood at 6.3% for the Class of 2022, 6.9% for the Class of 2021, and 6.3% for the Class of 2020. So what a year it was for Yale’s undergraduate admissions office this year!
As reports Skakel McCooey for “The Yale Daily News” in a piece entitled “Yale admits 5.91 percent of applicants,” “Admitted students come from all 50 states, as well as from Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and 63 countries. In keeping with recent trends, the proportion of applicants and admitted students who are members of a minority group or are first-generation college students increased. Yale also offered a spot on the waiting list to 984 applicants this year, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremiah Quinlan. As in the past, Quinlan said the Admissions Office does not know whether it will offer admission to any students on the waitlist, which is unranked.”
Congratulations to our students who earned admission to Yale University this year. And if you’re not our student and happen to be among the 984 students placed by Yale in waitlist limbo, reach out to us today for our help in crafting a powerful Letter of Enthusiasm — a term we at Ivy Coach coined many years ago — so you’ve got the best shot possible of admission.