Yale-NUS announced its acceptance rate for the current freshman class and it was 5%. This acceptance rate is lower than any of the Ivy Leagues and only Stanford’s 4.65% acceptance rate is lower among the top US colleges.
Singaporeans continue to account for the majority of the class with the next three most represented countries represented being China, India and the US. Over 40 nationalities are included in the over 200 strong Yale-NUS Class of 2020.
The path to this selectivity hasn’t always been pretty for Yale. The New Haven, CT based university has struggled at times to reconcile its liberalism with the very conservative culture of Singapore and it dealt with some negative publicity about failing to meet students’ academic expectations. However, Yale-NUS clearly remains a very attractive option for a number of students.
Yale-NUS received 8,773 applications for this fall and admitted 7% of those applicants. That makes the Yale-NUS rate nearly identical to the 6.9% acceptance rate of the Class of 2021 at the New Haven, CT campus.