Yale-NUS plans first admissions cycle

Although Yale-NUS College will not open its doors until August 2013, students will begin applying to the school this winter. The liberal arts college in Singapore that Yale and the National University of Singapore have founded together will hold an inaugural round of admissions this winter and spring, in which the school will accept a […]

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Yale comes in third in U.S. News & World Report rankings, again

Yet again, Yale came in behind Harvard and Princeton in U.S. News & World Report’s Best College rankings, released Tuesday morning. This is the ninth year Yale has been ranked third by the organization, though Princeton climbed up a rung from second place to first, finishing in a tie with Harvard at the top of […]

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UP CLOSE | Playing catch-up: Building a science culture

Last winter, Brandon Sim was a high school senior waiting to hear back from the schools he hoped one day to attend. By the time February rolled around, he had received two pieces of good news from one of these schools: Yale. First he received a “likely letter” indicating his probable admission, and then an […]

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Gender ratio flips for 2015

Despite the recent media buzz surrounding sexual culture at Yale and a majority-male freshman class, freshmen women interviewed said they doubt the University is significantly different from its peers. The class of 2015 is 51 percent male — a 3 percent increase from last year’s freshman class ­— but administrators and admissions experts said such […]

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New office hosts career planning, travel

Once, students who got off the elevator on the third floor of 55 Whitney Ave. were faced with a maze of hallways leading to different offices, but now they all stop at the same desk. This August, Yale College administrators launched the Center for International and Professional Experience, an umbrella organization that encompasses Undergraduate Career […]

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Yield rate falls again for class of 2015

As the class of 2015 settles into life at Yale, 722 of the students Yale admitted have chosen to go somewhere other than New Haven. Of the 2,073 students who were accepted to Yale this year and started college this fall, 1,351 chose to become Bulldogs — a 65.2 percent yield for the class of […]

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Yalie faces trial in Ireland for taking friend’s exam

A Yalie hailing from Ireland will face trial in his home country for allegedly taking a friend’s final examination in the Irish secondary school system. IrishCentral reported Monday that Conor Dooney ’12, a member of Yale’s cross country team, is being accused of sitting the Leaving Certificate Physics examination for Stephen Boucher in Dublin in […]

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Brenzel: preference for legacies decreasing

Preference for “legacies” in admissions is decreasing, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel. At a panel discussion at New York University last week, Brenzel discussed legacy admissions at Yale with Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and Daniel Golden, an editor at large at Bloomberg, the New York Times reported. […]

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Financial aid budget up by 10 percent

Though the percentage of the incoming freshman class that plans to apply for financial aid did not increase over last year, Yale still expects to spend $9 million more on aid next year. Yale College’s projected financial aid budget for the 2011-’12 academic year is $117 million — up by 8.3 percent from $108 million […]

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Fulbrights awarded to six Yalies

Six members of the class of 2011 have won Fulbright scholarships so far, but the award season is far from over. Steven Feis ’11, Patrick Lee ’11, Yaron Schwartz ’11, Andrea Sohn ’11, Helen Tsykynovska ’11 and Paul Wainer ’11 have been notified that they have won Fulbright scholarships, which are one-year research and travel […]

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Lee ’11 wins Fulbright

The Fulbright Scholar Program announced yesterday that Patrick Lee ’11 is one of two winners of the Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism. The award, presented to one US student and one UK student pursuing a career in journalism, is named after the trans-Atlantic journalist and commentator Alistair Cooke and supports one year of study in […]

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