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Yale posts most competitive early admit rate

January 9, 2012 • 1
Yale posted the toughest early admissions rate in the Ivy League in December, even as Harvard and Princeton reinstated early admission policies for the first time in four years. The University admitted 15.7 percent of early action applicants for the class of 2016, which Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said marked a slight increase »
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Early admit rate increases slightly

December 17, 2011 • 4
Though Harvard and Princeton reinstated early admission policies this fall for the first time in four years, Yale still received the greatest number of early applicants and posted the lowest acceptance rate among the three schools. Yale admitted 15.7 percent of its early action applicants for the class of 2016 on Thursday evening — a »
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‘Scholar-activist’ Montgomery passes away

December 7, 2011 • 0
Renowned Yale historian David Montgomery, a leader in the field of United States labor history, died from a brain hemorrhage Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 84. Throughout his life, Montgomery pursued a longstanding interest in labor affairs through both hands-on experience and academic studies. He worked as a machinist in »
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Jasmine Leis – Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

November 29, 2011 • 0
Nine-year-old Jasmine Leis says she loves animals. She also loves counting them out loud — math is her favorite subject. “I have four cats, one dog and had 10 fish,” Jasmine said, explaining that addition, subtraction and even algebra are easy for her. Jasmine is one of about a dozen schoolchildren who eat at the »
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Alums team up with Bono venture

November 29, 2011 • 0
The Association of Yale Alumni’s newest service venture will partner former Elis with ONE, the international nonprofit cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono. Devoted to fighting poverty and preventable disease, ONE and the Yale Alumni Service Corps — an AYA program that has coordinated service opportunities abroad for alumni since 2008 — announced a new »
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Yalies win Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

November 28, 2011 • 0
Over last week’s fall break, three Yalies learned that they have earned prestigious scholarships to study abroad in the United Kingdom next year. Helen Jack ’12 and Ronan Farrow LAW ’09 are among 32 students nationwide to win the Rhodes Scholarship, and Sophia Veltfort ’12 is one of 36 students offered a Marshall Scholarship for »
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Yale’s early app program remains competitive

November 28, 2011 • 0
Yale witnessed an “expected” drop in early applications this fall, following Harvard and Princeton’s reinstatement of early application policies this admissions cycle, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said. With two of its most competitive peer institutions once again allowing prospective students to apply single-choice early action — the nonbinding policy Yale has offered since 2004 »
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Early applications decline

November 18, 2011 • 801
Early applications to Yale dropped 18 percent from last year, following decisions by Harvard and Princeton in February to reinstate early application policies this admissions cycle that were cut in fall 2007. Yale received 4,310 early applicants this year, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said Friday, down from the 5,257 who applied in fall 2010. »
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Avg. student loan debt shrinking

November 11, 2011 • 0
Though student loan debt nationwide increased 5 percent in 2010 according to a study released earlier this month, at Yale, that figure has declined. The average debt faced by Yale College graduates in the class of 2010 was roughly 14 percent less than the average debt for the graduating class of 2009, according to a »
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Yale admission intensifies in China

November 10, 2011 • 1
Chinese international students applying to Yale this year will likely face greater competition than those who applied in past years. The number of Chinese international students in past incoming classes has hovered between 11 to 15 each year, making them the largest contingent of international students from any individual country, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel »
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Yale resists financial aid distortions

November 4, 2011 • 5
A recent study has drawn national media attention for its finding that financial aid at universities is often distorted for students with certain family circumstances, but administrators said the University has policies designed to ensure awards are consistent across demographic groups. In accordance with federal law, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) does »
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Global health program looks to expand

November 2, 2011 • 0
As thenumber of students applying for fellowships through the Global Health Initiative has risen substantially in recent years, program administrators are seekingadditional funding to meet the demand. Kaveh Khoshnood, director of the Global Health Initiative, said he expects to receive over 100 applications for the program this year, which has traditionally awarded about 20 fellowships »