Yale at a Glance

Class size 334

Applications 3,649

Admissions rate 19%

Applicant yield 48.3%

Average GPA 3.63

Average GMAT score 725

Female students 43%

U.S. Minorities 28%

Key deadlines

Round 1

Application due 12 Sep 2018

Decision release 5 Dec 2018

Round 2

Application due 7 Jan 2019

Decision release 2 Apr 2019

Round 3

Application due 16 Apr 2019

Decision release 21 May 2019

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Yale Class Profile

Yale admits the highest percentage of humanities/social science majors (38%) of any top MBA program, although some report higher numbers when they include economics as a social science.

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Admissions: What Yale Is Looking For

In our recent visit to the newly opened Evans Hall, we had the opportunity to sit down with Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico and members of his staff about admission to Yale SOM. They offered some concrete insights about the “perfect applicant” to Yale SOM.

Employment & Careers at Yale: Similar Programs

Dartmouth (Tuck). Tuck sent 25% of its class into the finance industry last year, almost the same as Yale’s placement in this sector. Most people don’t think of Yale or Tuck as “finance schools,” but they both have strong reputations in the industry. With its strong general management emphasis, Tuck also sends a large percentage (18%) of its class into general management roles.

Admissions: The Interview

How many applicants are interviewed? Similar to many elite business schools, SOM grants interviews on an invitation-only basis. However, with just a third or fewer of applicants interviewed, simply receiving an invitation is a strong signal of the admission committee’s interest. Of those interviewed, more than half receive an offer of admission.