Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale says that its undergraduate program "offers a liberal arts education, one that aims to cultivate a broadly informed, highly disciplined intellect without specifying in advance how that intellect will be used. ... [I]ts main goal is to instill knowledge and skills that students can bring to bear in whatever work they eventually choose." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.yale.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,405
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:90%
  • Tuition & Fees:$44,000 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Writing" requirement may be satisfied by writing courses in a range of departments that do not focus primarily on writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by science and economics courses.

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    Notably, the Directed Studies program--an optional freshman-year sequence open only to selected students--offers an integrated study of great books and ideas.

Curriculum last evaluated: 10/23/2013


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