Harvard vs. Yale University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard vs. Yale University

Harvardvs.Yale University

Both Harvard and Yale University are private. Harvard is located in Cambridge, MA and Yale University is located in New Haven, CT.
  • Yale University has more expensive tuition of $62,250 than Harvard ($57,261).
  • Harvard has tighter acceptance rate of 5.16% than Yale University (6.93%).
  • Harvard has higher SAT scores of 1,550 than Yale University (1,540).
  • Harvard is larger with 30,631 students than Yale University (14,776 students).

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#2 in National Universities
#2 in Massachusetts
Rankings#5 in National Universities
#1 in Connecticut
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Cambridge, MALocationNew Haven, CT
1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered Degrees2-4 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$49,954Financial Aid$57,865
$85 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
5.16%Acceptance Rate6.93%
1,550 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
30,631Total Students14,776
10,495Online Enrollment81
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate97%
Transfer-out Rate
96%Retention Rate98%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$124,400
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,748)
$12,056 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,576)
$10,500 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
7 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,715 Full-time
745 Part-time
16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
Number of Staffs14,979 Full-time
1,839 Part-time
$193,382 for Faculties
$91,111 Part-time
Average Salary$180,907 for Faculties
$90,096 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022