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Yale-NUS intake grows in second year

Published on Jun 18, 2014 9:19 AM
 
President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right), who is also the Chancellor for the National University of Singaore (NUS), at the inauguration of the Yale-NUS College at NUS University Cultural Centre on 27 Aug 2013. The fledgling Yale-NUS College will expand when it begins its second year in August, as it takes on 177 students - up from 155 in last year's pioneer batch. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The fledgling Yale-NUS College will expand when it begins its second year in August, as it takes on 177 students - up from 155 in last year's pioneer batch.

The liberal arts college - a tie-up between United States Ivy League university Yale and the National University of Singapore - also attracted more interest for this intake with 12,000 applications, 600 more than last year.

In a statement released yesterday, Yale-NUS said that its plan to grow its annual class size to 250 students over the next few years is on track. This year's intake comes from 35 countries, with Singaporeans making up 60 per cent. The US is next at 10 per cent, followed by India and South Korea, both at 3 per cent, while 54 per cent of the students are female.

Yale-NUS' dean of admissions and financial aid Kristin Greene said the incoming class is a "highly talented, inspired, and intellectual group" that includes entrepreneurs, authors, musicians and actors. "The diversity and curiosity in our student body spark lively debates and exchange of ideas in our community of learning."

 
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