Yale College has offered admission to the Class of 2016 to a total of 1,975 students, selected from a record-high 28,975 applicants. An additional 1,001 students are being offered a place on the waitlist.
“We had another extraordinary applicant pool, and another challenging selection process,” said Jeffrey Brenzel, dean of undergraduate admissions. “We could not make offers to a large number of immensely talented young men and women, virtually all of whom will be successful students at other great colleges and universities.
“Of the students we could offer admission, we know that the ones choosing Yale will bring us astonishing talents and aspirations,” he added.
Last year, Yale College initially admitted 2,006 students from an applicant pool of 27,283, and waitlisted 996 applicants. Yale later made additional offers to 103 of the students on the waitlist, or 2,109 offers total, which yielded a class of 1,351 enrolling students, plus an additional 36 students who accepted their offers and decided to postpone admission for one year.