Published on November 3, 2014
Yale University Yale University is a private, not-for-profit, Ivy League school in New Haven, Connecticut. I would like to attend Yale because it is one of the top schools for neurobiology, which is the field of study I am interested in. The neurobiology program at Yale is called MCDB, or the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program. There are various courses you are required to take in order to fulfill your senior requirement, which is necessary to graduate. It also has a wide variety of both extracurricular activities and open courses, so I can learn about other interests, but still focusing on neurobiology. It also has a beautiful campus in a location that I have never been to, so it will be interesting to explore the area of New Haven, CT. There are approximately 11,875 students currently enrolled. About 7% of applicants get into Yale. The requirements for admission are secondary school record, secondary school GPA, admission test score, letters of recommendation, TOEFL scoring, secondary school GPA (recommended), and secondary school rank (recommended). To apply to specifically the School of Medicine, you need the AMCAS application, the Yale Secondary Application, your MCAT scores, and letters of recommendation. The graduation rate for a 4-year study is about 90%, and 6/8 years is 98%. Facts The out-of-state tuition is $42,300, not including room and board. Room and board is $13,000. Books and supplies is $3,000, making the total cost of attending Yale $58,300. According to Forbes Magazine , Yale is ranked #4 out of 650 colleges. Three presidents and two vice presidents have come from Yale.