Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science also known as SEAS, is considered one of the least populous schools in the University. At Yale, they do not only produce engineers, but they produce “Y-shaped engineers.” This is due to the fact that Yale prides itself in providing engineering that frames technological advancement in the context of addressing critical societal needs, trained to apply intellectual depth and breadth to innovate engineering with purpose, making Yale engineers quite a unique breed from other graduates. The school was founded in 1852 and is divided into five departments:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical & Environmental engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
How To Apply
Before jumping into the process of filling in your Yale application, it would be wise to look at these tips for applying.
- Single-Choice Early Action: 1st November
- QuestBridge National College Match: 1st November
- Regular Decision: 2nd January
Applicants must submit the Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge National College Match Applications online no later than the above deadlines.
- $80 application fee or fee waiver
- Two teacher recommendations
- One counsellor recommendation
- School report (including transcript)
- Standardized test results
- Mid-year report (first semester grades)
For further information on the above requirements, please visit this link.
- Common Application’s Personal Statement Essay
- Coalition Application’s General Essay
Information regarding supplementary materials can be found on website
An interview is not a required part of the application process, but it is encouraged that prospective students meet and talk with Yale Alumnus or student interviewers when possible. The interview reports will be read with the applicant’s application materials and be evaluated. These interviews can be scheduled off or on-campus.
The financial aid package is need-based, with the aim of Making Yale education affordable to all students, regardless of their financial background. The scholarship can vary from a few thousand dollars to $60,000 per year.
Financial aid is based on the total cost of attendance which includes:
- Room and board
- Personal expenses
The reward is then calculated by subtracting expected family contribution from cost of attendance:
Meeting Demonstrated Financial Need
The financial aid package will meet 100% of a student’s Demonstrated Financial Need using two components:
- The Student Effort– which students typically fulfil with term-time work of about nine to ten hours per week and income from summer employment. Student Effort is the same for all students receiving financial aid. For 2016-2017 student effort is $4,475 for freshmen and $5,950 for upperclassmen.
- The Yale Scholarship – covering the full amount of the remaining balance.
Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Demonstrated Financial Need
Students can also opt for on-campus jobs to cover their personal expenses.
Documents Needed To Apply For Aid
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)(link is external)Yale’s FAFSA code is 001426
- The College Board CSS Profile Application(link is external)Yale’s CSS Profile code is 3987
- Signed copies of your parents’ 2015 federal tax returns submitted through the College Board’sImaging and Documentation Service(link is external).
Financial Date Application Deadline: There is no deadline for aid application, but it is strongly recommended that all documents be submitted before 1st March.
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