University | 7:15 pm | March 28, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Admit rate falls to all-time low

Yale will admit 6.72 percent of students for the next incoming class, hitting the lowest-ever acceptance rate in University history. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will accept 1,991 students this year for the class of 2017 from a pool of 29,610 total applications, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in a Thursday email to »

University | 11:42 pm | March 12, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Term bill to increase by 4 percent

Yale announced a $57,500 undergraduate term bill for the 2013-’14 academic year on Tuesday — a roughly 4 percent increase from the current year. The new term bill, which is approved by the Yale Corporation each year, sets tuition at $44,000 and room and board at $13,500 for the next year. Tuition is currently at »

University | 10:04 pm | March 4, 2013 | By Amy Wang

UCS to open satellite office in Dwight Hall

While figuring out the perfect career path is still a painfully extensive journey for most Yalies, at least the physical distance to potential opportunities is about to get a lot shorter. Beginning this Friday, Undergraduate Career Services — the umbrella organization that offers hundreds of internships, recruitment sessions and career opportunities to Yale College students, »

University | 2:01 pm | March 3, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Penn admissions officer fired for mocking applicants

As university admissions offices ramp up their use of social media outlets such as Facebook to evaluate prospective students, one admissions officer herself came under fire for inappropriate behavior on the same media platform. Nadirah Farah Foley, an admissions officer at the University of Pennsylvania, was found to have shared excerpts from applicants’ essays on »

University | 10:54 pm | March 2, 2013 | By Amy Wang

Yale draws ‘zombie’ followers

Amid the University’s push toward increasing social media involvement, Yale’s sudden popularity among an online Chinese audience has drawn media attention for its account’s curiously high number of “zombie” followers. Since Yale debuted an account in December 2012 on Sina Weibo — a widely popular microblogging website, the Chinese counterpart of social media outlets like Twitter »