June 17th, 2013 | University

Yale-NUS releases inaugural class figures

Yale-NUS College’s inaugural class will consist of 157 students from 26 countries, according to a Sunday press release from the Singaporean college.

According to the statement, the new liberal arts college’s acceptance rate was under 4 percent, with a yield rate of 52 percent. Ninety-seven students from the inaugural class hail from Singapore, while the rest are from the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as from several European, South American and African countries. The new college received over 11,400 applications overall.

“Students with opportunities at Ivy League schools and leading universities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore chose Yale-NUS College,” Yale-NUS Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Kristin Greene said in the statement. Greene assumed her current position on Jun. 1, following the departure of former dean Jeremiah Quinlan ’03, who now serves as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale.

Here are the numbers for the Yale-NUS College Class of 2017 at a glance:

Size of inaugural class: 157

Number of nationalities: 26

Number of female students: 87

Number of male students: 70

SAT – Critical Reading (at 75th percentile): 760

SAT – Math (at 75th percentile): 780

Median SAT score (on the 1600 scale): 1440