Yale announced the results for Early Action (EA) applicants for the class of 2025 on 16 December, 2020. Congratulations to everyone who has received an acceptance and best of luck to everyone who has been waitlisted. All those who got rejected, best of luck for your applications to the other schools.
The year 2020 saw many firsts at Yale Admissions. It was the first year when Yale undergraduate admissions were completely test-optional. The option to apply without a SAT or ACT score worked well with students and resulted in the highest ever number of applications for Early Action at Yale.
Here, we provide you with some statistics to understand the early action (EA) results in a little more detail.
Number of Applications
Applications received in 2020 – 7,939
Applications received in 2019 – 5,777
The number not only represents a 37.4% increase over the number last year but also is the highest ever number of applications for Early Action (EA) for the university.
Number of Students Admitted
Number of Students admitted for class of 2025 – 837
Number of Students admitted for class of 2024 – 796
The total number of admitted students has increased slightly but not in proportion with the number of applications. The numbers show only an increase of 5% over the last year.
Acceptance Rate in 2020 for Early Action (EA) – 10.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2019 for Early Action (EA) – 13.8%
Clearly, a higher number of applications means a lower acceptance rate. The acceptance rate of 10.5% for the class of 2025 is the second lowest acceptance rate ever for the university. The lowest acceptance rate was in 2008.
Yale has accepted 72 students through QuestBridge – an organization that matches underprivileged students with the universities. This is the second highest number of students that Yale has accepted through this partnership since its inception.
50% of the applicants have been deferred keeping their hopes up for a dream admit later.
Keep looking for this page for updates in the future.
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