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Essay Breakdown: Yale University

  • How to Write the Yale University Essays 2016-2017

    An Ivy League university and the third oldest institution of higher education in the U.S., Yale University is widely considered one of the very best in the world. Founded in 1701 in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale consists of its undergraduate college, Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, and 13 professional schools, including the #1 ranked law school in the country. Yale’s emphasis on rigorous academics goes without saying, but it is equally known for its excellent drama and music programs. The Yale Record is the country’s oldest college humor magazine.

    Admission is highly competitive, with under 7% of applicants admitted in the past five years. Approximately half of the student body is female, and 10% is international. The vast majority of classes have fewer than 20 students, owing to the exceptionally high 6:1 student-faculty ratio. Yale also conducts a substantial amount of research and is the largest source of doctoral degrees within the Ivy League. It awarded the first Ph.D. in the country in 1861.

    Over the centuries, these qualities have helped Yale graduate a great number of notable alumni — five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Judges, and hundreds of diplomats and members of Congress. Endowments to the university rank second highest of any academic institution, totaling $25.6 billion in 2015. In this blog post, we’ve created a guide to answering Yale University’s prompts for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Armed with our guide, you’ll be able to craft unique essays that will set you apart from the competition.

  • How to Write the Yale University Supplement Essays 2015-2016

    Enthralled by its stunning gothic architecture and evident rich history, many tourists (and especially alumni) claim that Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is the most beautiful school in the Ivy League. Coupled with its strong liberal arts curricula, powerful networking opportunities, and plentiful resources, it is no wonder that Yale ranks consistently in the […]

  • How to Tackle the Yale Supplement for 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut is inextricably linked with its largest rival, Harvard University. Both schools have a lot in common: strong liberal arts curricula, disproportionate representation amongst the nation’s policy-making elite, and more. But […]