Program areas at Yale University
Instruction: The program service costs include salaries, fringe benefits, and supplies of teaching approximately 14,600 students including 6,494 undergraduates, 3,309 graduate students and 4,722 professional school students. A faculty of more than 5,100 teach and administer programs across a range of disciplines in the sciences and engineering, the social sciences, the humanities, and the various learned professions. More than 80 majors are available in the undergraduate college and more than 35 different degree programs are offered by the university. In addition to the graduate school of arts and sciences, the university has professional schools in the disciplines of architecture, art, divinity, drama, engineering and applied science, global affairs, the environment, law, management, medicine, music, nursing, and public health.
Research: The University engages in extensive research in medicine, science, engineering, the arts, social sciences, and humanities. The University's research activities are aimed at the advancement of knowledge as well as training students in the research process. As integral parts of a unified, innovative, and accessible student-centered research University, Yale's labs and classrooms are turning out groundbreaking medical and scientific discoveries and the next generation of innovators in many areas of research excellence. The University's outstanding facilities devoted to research are comprised of myriad laboratories, centers, libraries, collections and institutes that focus on research in geology, chemistry, biology, engineering and applied science, anthropology, paleontology, psychology, molecular and structural biology, nuclear structure, child development, social policy, biospheric studies and numerous biomedical sciences, to name but a few.
Student financial aid and services: Yale college admits students for their academic and personal promise without regard to their ability to pay. Yale is committed to an admissions policy that does not consider a student's ability to pay, and a financial aid policy that meets the full need of all students with no loans required. These two principles: need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid, ensure that a Yale education is affordable for everyone, regardless of family background, citizenship, or immigration status. With this policy, Yale strives to create a learning environment accessible to the most talented students from around the world and that incorporates the widest possible range of student backgrounds. In FY2022, 3,521 or 54% of undergraduates received need-based scholarships or grants from Yale sources of $59,944 on average. All of Yale's graduate and professional schools provide financial aid to their students based on their individual policies and procedures. This category of expenditures also includes: the operation of dining halls that provided 2,245,294 meals to students, faculty and staff; maintenance of dormitories housing 5,162 undergraduates and 940 graduate and professional school students; operation and maintenance of athletic facilities for the 35 intercollegiate sports, over 20 intramural sports, and approximately 48 club sports teams offered at Yale. Also included are physical education instruction, parking facilities, laundry facilities, student centers, and other facilities and programs (including extracurricular activities and student health services) that provide support, services, and academic/cultural enrichment to the University's students.
Other program services include academic support, public service, and other institutional support.