Yale freshmen come from every state and 50 countries

Yale

NEW HAVENYale University has welcomed a freshman class of 1,373 students in advance of Wednesday’s first day of classes.

The school said the class of 2020 includes members from all 50 states and 50 foreign countries, who speak more than 60 different languages.

Yale said more than 200 freshmen are eligible for federal Pell grants for low-income students, and 52 will receive a grant from the Yale College Start-up Fund as part of the new $2 million undergraduate financial aid initiative announced last December.

The school said 43 percent of students in the class identify as members of a minority racial or ethnic group, and 15 percent would be the first member of their family to graduate from college.

About 60 percent of the class attended a public high school.