More applications not always better, officers say

January 28, 2010 • 12
The record number of applications at several of Yale’s peer schools are not only generating headlines — they are causing administrative headaches. And some administrators say the added workload may not result in a higher-quality admit class. The current admissions cycle has seen a spike in the number of applications to top-tier colleges across the »

Part 1 of 2: University targets science students

January 25, 2010 • 17
As part of University-wide efforts to transform Yale into a world-class science research institution, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has made recruiting science and engineering students a top priority. The Admissions Office’s outreach efforts, which began around five years ago, include programs that exclusively aim to boost both the number and quality of science students »

Fall in applications defies trend

January 22, 2010 • 39
Despite the continued surge of applicants to other Ivy League schools, the number of applications to the Yale class of 2014 fell slightly compared to last year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced Thursday — a phenomenon administrators and college counselors said they could not explain. An estimated 25,800 students have submitted applications, down from »
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New dean brings experience to school at a crossroads

January 21, 2010 • 2
As the Yale School of Management strives to break into the top tier of global business schools, University President Richard Levin announced Wednesday the appointment of Edward A. Snyder — currently the dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business — as SOM’s next dean, effective July 2011. “The committee and I had »
The new video, produced in house, features more than 200 student, faculty and staff performers.

New admissions video premieres

January 15, 2010 • 123
For a generation of high school students raised watching viral videos and splashy television shows, Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is venturing into pop culture with a new promotional video — and it’s a musical! The Admissions Office will post its new video — “That’s Why I Chose Yale” — in high definition on YouTube, »

What happens to a student deferred?

January 12, 2010 • 12
After Eric Bersin, 17, learned that Yale had deferred him last Dec. 15, he watched other friends and peers begin celebrating their early admittance to their first choice colleges and wondered if he made the right decision in apply early to Yale. “It is so frustrating having to wait until April to figure out where »

Quadruplets flooded with press attention

January 11, 2010 • 0
When his office decided to accept Danbury, Conn., quadruplets Ray, Martina, Carol and Kenneth Crouch to Yale’s class of 2014, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel never imagined the story would make CNN and the front page of The New York Times, he said. The early admission of the first set of quadruplets in recent »
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Early admit rate stays steady

January 11, 2010 • 1
Yale College accepted 13.9 percent of its early action applicants for the class of 2014, up sightly from last year’s record low of 13.4 percent. The figure is likely to hold steady in future admissions cycles, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel said Thursday. Of the 5,621 early applications this year, the Admissions Office sent »

Three Elis win Marshall Scholarship

December 2, 2009 • 8
Three Elis are among 35 students nationwide who will begin graduate studies in the United Kingdom in the fall as this year’s Marshall Scholars. James Luccarelli ’10, a Branford senior who will graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry, will pursue a bachelor of philosophy in chemistry at Oxford. Anna Jo Smith ’10, a »

Two Elis receive Rhodes

November 30, 2009 • 3
Two Elis are among the 32 students nationwide who will be heading to Oxford this fall as Rhodes scholars. Matthew Baum ’09, an alumnus of Berkeley College and currently a Mitchell Scholar studying at Trinity College in Dublin, will pursue his two-year degree in neuroethics, and Geoffrey Shaw ’10, a senior philosophy major and head »

Economy may explain dip in early apps

November 20, 2009 • 13
The 5 percent fall in early applications to Yale this year can be largely attributed to the financial downturn, according to eight college counselors interviewed Thursday. Earlier this week, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reported that 5,265 students had applied early to Yale, down from last year’s record high of 5,556 applicants. Dean of Undergraduate »

Private student loans nixed

November 18, 2009 • 515
Starting next academic year, Yale will switch from relying on private lenders in favor of a federally funded student loans program, Yale Director of Student Financial Services Caesar Storlazzi said Tuesday. While Yale previously resisted adopting the government’s Direct Loans program, the University announced it will make the switch even before it becomes mandatory with »