Yale-NUS College welcomes largest class in its history
For the fifth time in its history, Yale-NUS College has admitted a new class of incoming students, and this time, it’s the largest to date, including 248 students from 45 nations.
The members of the Class of 2021 were chosen from 8,773 applicants from around the world. While Singaporeans continue to make up the largest pool of students in the incoming class, there are also a number of students from India, United States, China, and South Korea. For the first time, students from Uzbekistan and Paraguay are also represented.
The Class of 2021 is made up of students who possess stellar academic credentials as well as outstanding extracurricular interests and accomplishments, note college officials, adding that Yale-NUS continues to expand the diverse and global nature of its student body, which will now stand at over 800 students.
In June, Yale-NUS also passed another milestone, graduating its first admitted class of 119 students.
This is also the college’s first year under the leadership of its new president, Tan Tai Yong, who succeeded Pericles Lewis, the college’s founding president, who returns to Yale this fall as vice president for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs.
A joint venture of Yale University and the National University of Singapore, Yale-NUS offers a curriculum and residential program that encourages active learning, adaptability, and critical thought. Students are exposed to an interdisciplinary inquiry-based curriculum, which enables them to master a broad body of knowledge and techniques, taught by a globally diverse faculty of leading educators and researchers.