Directed Studies, the intensive humanities program for freshmen, proved to be a substantial factor in the choice to attend Yale for some freshmen.

Directed Studies influences college decisions

September 7, 2012
For some Directed Studies students finalizing the first of their weekly five-page papers today, the decision to matriculate at Yale and join the D.S. program were inextricably linked. Each year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions works closely with the program to recruit applicants who demonstrate both a strong academic record and an interest in the »

Yale sees increase in freshman class diversity

September 6, 2012
The class of 2016 is the most racially diverse in the University’s history after the number of freshmen identifying as students of color increased marginally in the latest admissions cycle. A record 40.6 percent of this year’s freshman class identified as both a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and also a student »
The Yale Alumni Service Corps led a group of 155 volunteers to Ghana in late July as part of its first community service trip to Africa.

Alumni take service trip to Ghana

August 30, 2012
In its first ever trip to Africa, the Yale Alumni Service Corps led a group of 155 volunteers to Ghana this summer to perform a variety of community service activities. The participants, which included alumni and their families, worked from July 27 to Aug. 7 in the village of Yamoransa, a community of about 5,000 »

Yield rate up, reversing decline

August 29, 2012
After Yale admitted the lowest percentage of applicants in its history this year, the yield rate for the class of 2016 jumped by more than three percentage points — reversing a five-year decline in the rate. The University posted a 68.4 percent yield rate with 1,356 students accepting the University’s offer to matriculate this fall »

Online courses for credit expand

April 23, 2012
After a successful pilot program last summer, the University will expand the number of online courses offered for credit through Yale Summer Session this year. The University will offer nine Yale College courses online for credit — up from two last year — that will be open to both Yale students and those from beyond »
Bulldog Days, the University’s annual program for admitted students, begins today and lasts through Wednesday.

UP CLOSE | Eliteness inflated?

April 16, 2012
At last fall’s Harvard-Yale football game, students scattered throughout the Harvard section wore mesh jerseys with the slogan, “We are the 6 percent.” The jerseys referred to the percentage of applicants accepted to Harvard’s class of 2015: The school had admitted 6.2 percent of its applicants, while Yale’s admissions rate was 7.35 percent — the »

International Bulldogs sees app growth

April 6, 2012
After repeatedly extending the deadline to apply for International Bulldogs programs this summer, Undergraduate Career Services has seen a rise in application numbers to those internships. UCS initially reduced the number of International Bulldogs internships for which students could apply to two earlier this semester, but the career center decided last week to reinstate the »

Prospective Yalies unfazed by crime

April 2, 2012
Newly admitted applicants to the Yale College class of 2016 now have until May 1 to decide whether they will spend the next four years of their lives in New Haven. But even after the Elm City registered a 20-year high homicide count with 34 murders in 2011, 13 applicants interviewed said the city’s crime »

Admit rate hits all-time low

March 30, 2012
Yale posted a 6.8 percent admissions rate for the class of 2016 — the most competitive in University history — on Thursday afternoon. After receiving a record 28,974 applicants, the University extended offers of admission to 1,975 candidates, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email Thursday. Yale’s admissions rate declined for the »
As part of the Splash program, undergraduates served as student-teachers for hundreds of high school and middle school students.

Splash program returns to Yale

March 27, 2012
After undergraduates introduced a Yale branch of the national Splash teaching program in October, the event more than doubled its student attendance when it returned to campus on Saturday. Though excess demand forced organizers to cap registration for the inaugural Yale Splash, co-director Sebastian Caliri ’12 said the program could accommodate all 325 interested middle »

Term bill, financial aid budget to increase

March 19, 2012
The total cost of attending Yale and the University’s financial aid budget will both jump by roughly 5 percent in the 2012-’13 academic year, according to figures released last Tuesday. Tuition will rise from $40,500 to $42,300 in the coming year, while room and board will cost $7,150 and $5,850, respectively — an increase in »

New Haveners adjust as Elis

February 24, 2012
Yalies live in New Haven nine months of the year, claiming the city as their home away from home. But only about 30 of those students, according to data published by the Office of Institutional Research in 2010, actually trace their roots to the Elm City. Eleven Yale students interviewed from greater New Haven — »