Admit video asks prefrosh to ‘join’

In a video screened for Bulldog Days participants Wednesday night, professors, students and administrators invited prefrosh to “join us” in the Yale community. The video, produced by admissions officers Andrew Johnson ’06 and Liz Kinsley ’05 along with Jeffrey Star ’13, features scenes from classroom and extracurricular environments around the University, showcasing the wide variety […]

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Bulldog Days woos prefrosh

The Wednesday rain could not stop the annual flood of excited prefrosh that filled Old Campus Wednesday. Bulldog Days, the University’s three-day event to welcome admitted students, runs Wednesday through Friday. The admissions office made several changes to the event’s schedule this year, including adding new panels and showcases, said Liz Kinsley ’05, associate director […]

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Admissions promotes Yale abroad

International students considering Yale face a unique range obstacles in applying, but University admissions representatives said they are having increasing success in portraying it as a tangible option. Admissions officer said they travel to every corner of the globe to encourage top students to think of Yale as a possibility, and to tell them about […]

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Admissions office reaches out to 2015

As 1,245 of Yale’s applicants celebrated their regular-decision admission last week, admissions officers were already gearing up for a frenzied period of outreach. The admssions office will use phone calls, emails, mailings and even instant-messaging chats this month to provide its admits with a personalized account of Yale life as they decide where to matriculate. […]

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Class of 2015 admit rate lowest ever

In line with its peer institutions, Yale’s admission rate dropped this year — from 7.5 percent in the last admissions cycle to 7.35 percent this year. Yale is making a total of 2,006 offers of admission to the record 27,282 students who applied this year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said. Yale’s target class […]

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BREAKING: Yale accepts 2,006, waitlists 996

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 […]

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Further exploration of the Pell Grant question

Why are there so few Pell Grant students at the wealthiest American colleges? Yesterday, New York Times ran a piece about this question in the blog Economix. The entry picked up a March 27 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Elite Colleges Fail to Gain More Students on Pell Grants,” which said that […]

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Federal finaid grants in question

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 […]

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Students scramble for fellowships

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 […]

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Four Yalies win fellowships

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 […]

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Early admissions back at Harvard, Princeton

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 […]

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Princeton also gets early admissions back

Apparently it’s not just Harvard. Ten minutes after the Crimson reported that Harvard is planning to reinstate early action for the class of 2016, the Daily Princetonian posted an article announcing Princeton’s decision to do the same. Of the Yale-Harvard-Princeton trio, Yale was the only one not to discontinue its early action program in 2006. […]

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