Jeremiah Quinlan

Profession and title: 
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Aid, Yale University
Brief biography: 

In July 2013, Jeremiah was appointed Dean of Undergraduate Admissions. The start of Jeremiah’s tenure coincided with the beginning of active planning for the first expansion of Yale College enrollment in more than 40 years. Jeremiah worked to diversify the applicant pool and increase the diversity in each first-year class of approximately 1,370 students in preparation for enrolling the first class of approximately 1,570 in the fall of 2017. Compared with the first-year class that began at Yale fall 2013, the class that began in fall 2023 includes nearly 150 more Pell-eligible students, and 140 more first-generation college students. 

In August 2017 Jeremiah’s portfolio grew to include oversight of the new Yale Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid. In this role, he leads a team of financial aid officers who work with the nearly 3,000 Yale College students who receive need-based Yale scholarships, and manages the College’s financial aid budget of approximately $210 million. With the Yale College Financial Aid Working Group Jeremiah has developed several policy enhancements that have benefited all students receiving aid, while significantly reducing financial expectations for students from families with the greatest financial need. 

In addition to his responsibilities as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Jeremiah is a member of the senior management team of Yale College and has chaired the searches for the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid for Yale College. Jeremiah has served as a College Advisor for first- and second-year students since 2003. He has served on the College Board’s advisory group for the redesigned SAT and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. 

Jeremiah graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a B.A. in History. More recently, he received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, majoring in Marketing, Finance, and Social Enterprise.

Areas for involvement with Morse students: 
Academic advising for first-year students