BREAKING: Yale accepts 2,006, waitlists 996

March 30, 2011
With regular admission offers going out to prospective members of the class of 2015 today, Yale is offering a total of 2,006 acceptances. As such, the current rate of admission to Yale College dropped to 7.35 percent from 7.5 percent last year at this time. The college had a record number of 27,282 applicants for »

Federal finaid grants in question

March 30, 2011
If Congress trims the Federal Pell Grant Program, which supports many Yalies financially, the University will need to increase its financial aid budget in the coming years. The program, which provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and some postbaccalaureate students, has experienced eight years of shortfalls over the past decade — including a $10.7 billion »

Students scramble for fellowships

March 28, 2011
As Yalies struggle to finalize their summer plans this semester, some are waiting anxiously to receive a fellowship to pay their way. Internship deadlines and job offers can come and go before students learn if they will receive funding from fellowships coordinated by the Office of Fellowship Programs. But, students and administrators agree, the University »

Four Yalies win fellowships

February 28, 2011
Earlier this month, four Yalies won national postgraduate fellowships to work and study in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. Two seniors won the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, and one of them also joined a Yale alum in winning the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which supports graduate study »

Early admissions back at Harvard, Princeton

February 25, 2011
Harvard and Princeton will rejoin Yale next fall by offering an early admissions program for students applying to the class of 2016. Experts attributed the switch to single-choice early action admission, announced within hours of each other Thursday morning, to Harvard’s and Princeton’s concerns that they are losing top students to Yale and other schools »

SAT optional for some, not for Yalies

February 22, 2011
Though more and more American colleges and universities are making standardized tests an optional part of their application, Yale is not joining them. Last week, DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. announced that it will no longer require its applicants to submit results from tests such as the SAT or ACT, making it the largest private »
More than 100 recruits interested in science and engineering were on campus last weekend.

YES-W hosts more than 100 students

February 21, 2011
Yale’s top science and engineering recruits for the class of 2015 spent the weekend touring campus, meeting professors, and building machines out of found objects as part of a game called “Junk Yale Wars.” Starting Saturday and continuing through today, the University is hosting Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W), an effort to show Yale »

Yale redistributes financial aid

February 18, 2011
Beginning with the class of 2015, low-income families will receive more financial aid, while those on the higher end of the income spectrum will receive less. Families that earn between $130,000 and $200,000 annually will pay a greater share of tuition than they have in the past, Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi said, with »

App adds essay for engineers

February 1, 2011
Applicants to Yale College interested in engineering were required to write an additional essay for the first time this year. Students who stated an intent to major in the department had to complete the essay in addition to completing the Common Application and the University’s supplemental essay, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in »
With a new program in February, Yale is hoping to attract more science and engineering students who will one day walk up Science Hill.

Science recruits invited to Yale

January 27, 2011
Yale is launching a new science spinoff of its “Bulldog Days” program for select applicants interested in science and engineering. The weekend of Feb. 19, Yale will host the top science and engineering recruits among its regular-decision applicants for two to three days at what the University has named theYale Science and Engineering Weekend, or »

‘An activist, not a politician’

January 24, 2011
Bobby Shriver LAW ’81 told the News last Tuesday that his father, Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 was “an activist, not a politician.” During his tenure at Yale, Shriver — a religiously devout public servant — used his editorials in the pages of this newspaper as his pulpit to reach out to his fellow »
Former President John F. Kennedy and Shriver.

Icon of a generation honored

January 24, 2011
POTOMAC, Md. — Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 visited Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md. every day he was at home in Maryland. Every morning, Shriver could be found in the pews of the church, praying with a rosary — the same rosary with which he was buried this weekend. On »