Yale College offers admission to 1,991 prospective freshmen

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Yale College has made offers of admission to 1,991 students — selected from a record-high 29,610 applicants — for the Class of 2017.

The number includes students admitted in the fall and those accepted this spring, who were notified on March 28. An additional 1,001 students are being offered a place on the waitlist. Yale College expects to enroll a little over 1,350 students in the incoming class.

“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.”

Last year, Yale initially admitted 1,973 students from an applicant pool of 28,975, and waitlisted 1,001 applicants. The University later made additional offers to 70 of the students on the waitlist, or 2,043 offers total, which yielded a class of 1,356 enrolling students, plus an additional 61 students who accepted their offers and decided to postpone admission for one year.

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