The Levin years by the numbers

From square footage to dollars to percentages, here is a look at some of the figures that define Richard C. Levin's term as president of Yale, 1993-2013.

Here is a look at some of the figures that define Richard C. Levin’s term as president of Yale, 1993-2013.


International students university-wide, up from 12% in 1993.


Nations represented by international students, up from 86 in Levin’s inaugural year.

$120 million

Financial aid budget in 2012, nearly quintupled from $24.19 million in 1993.


Required parental contribution from Yale College students whose families earn less than $65,000.


First-time homeowners among the more than 1,000 staff and faculty who have taken advantage of the Yale Homebuyer Program. (Half are minority group members.)


Hours that Presidential Public Service Fellows have logged in service to municipal and non-profit agencies in New Haven. The program was established by Levin in 1994.

$345 million

National Institutes of Health funding supporting research at the School of Medicine, up from $138 million in 1993.

15 cents

Cost of the Yale-patented AIDS drug Zerit for patients in Africa, thanks to the University’s 2001 decision to reduce the medication’s price.


For-credit language courses at Yale, plus non-credit courses in an additional 30–35 languages.

$761 million

Investment in renovation of Yale’s 12 residential colleges.


Number of trips Levin has made to China since 2001.


Participants in the Yale World Fellows program, representing 79 countries, since its inception in 2002.


Days of work stoppage during latest two contract negotiations with Yale’s unions.

$8.1 million

Yale’s annual voluntary payment to the City of New Haven, up from $4.2 million in 2005. Yale is now the city’s fifth-largest taxpayer.


Square feet of laboratory space on West Campus’ 136 acres.


Open Yale Courses available worldwide; the site has had millions of visitors from 228 countries.


Alumni and friends who volunteered at nearly 250 sites in 40 states and 20 countries during the 2012 Global Day of Service, a program established in 2008.


Approximate number of additional students who can be enrolled at Yale College when the two new residential colleges are built.


New endowed funds established at School of Architecture through efforts by Levin and Dean Robert A.M. Stern; more than twice the number established in the preceding century.


Yearly savings from School of Medicine’s shift to an entirely electronic curriculum by providing every student with an iPad.


Students campus-wide who receive financial aid from Yale.

$3.881 billion

Total raised in the five-year Yale Tomorrow campaign, which had a goal of $3.5 billion.



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