NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University will be accepting more undergraduate students this year, but don’t expect it to be any easier to get in.
Freshmen classes will be larger by about 200 students beginning next year under a long-planned expansion that will see the Ivy League college’s student body grow by about 15 percent, to 6,200 students.
Admissions counselors say the competition for a spot at Yale is so intense that the school will not have to be any less selective.
For the class that arrived on the New Haven campus last year, Yale accepted only 6.7 percent of more than 30,000 applicants, one of the lowest rates in the country.
Yale’s dean of admissions says the larger student body will allow the school to welcome students from more diverse backgrounds.