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### Yale College Accepts 2,146 Students from Largest Applicant Pool Ever

Yale College’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has concluded its evaluation of first-year applications and extended offers of admission to 2,146 out of the 57,465 students who submitted applications for the Class of 2028. Additionally, 53 students from the 2022-23 admissions cycle, who deferred their enrollment for a year, will join the newly admitted cohort.

Among the admitted students are 709 individuals who received their acceptance through the Early Action program in December and an additional 72 students admitted via the QuestBridge National College Match program. Since 2007, Yale has admitted over 2,000 applicants affiliated with QuestBridge, a nonprofit organization facilitating connections between high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds and prestigious educational institutions.

The pool of admitted students for the Class of 2028 hails from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and 62 countries. They represent more than 1,500 secondary schools and intend to pursue majors across 83 of Yale’s undergraduate academic disciplines. Detailed information about the incoming class will be available upon their arrival in August.

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Jeremiah Quinlan, highlighted that this year’s first-year applicant pool was the largest in the college’s history, marking a 10% increase from the previous year. This surge is attributed to Yale’s adoption of a test-optional policy in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a new testing requirement will be reinstated, along with an expanded list of qualifying exams for the upcoming admissions cycle, Quinlan emphasized the significance of the diverse qualities exhibited by the applicants over the sheer volume of applications.

In response to the 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race and admissions, Quinlan and Yale College Dean Pericles Lewis outlined the college’s stance, underscoring their commitment to fostering diversity and excellence within the community. The financial aid process at Yale College ensures that all admitted students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, have 100% of their demonstrated financial need met. For families with an annual income below $75,000, Yale offers “zero parent share” financial aid packages covering the full cost of education expenses.

Admitted students will receive their financial aid offers simultaneously with their admission decisions, without delays associated with processing FAFSA documents. Yale employs a comprehensive methodology to assess financial need, surpassing the limitations of the FAFSA alone. The college’s dedication to supporting students from all backgrounds is exemplified by the provision of travel funding for lower-income families to attend campus events like Bulldog Days and Bulldog Saturday.

Bulldog Days, a three-day immersive experience, and Bulldog Saturday, a one-day program, offer admitted students opportunities to engage with campus life, academic forums, and student organizations. Through these initiatives, Yale aims to connect admitted students with the vibrant community that defines the university’s essence. Admitted students have until May 1 to respond to their offers of admission, ensuring they have ample time to make their college decisions.