Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Yale University

Yale University

Yale University Student Essentials

Yale University Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bulldog
Nicknames: YU, Yalie's
Website: www.yale.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,300
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,300
Retention Rate: 99%
Enrollment: 13,022
Year Established: 1701

About Yale University

One of the most prestigious universities in the country, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut is one of seven schools with an Ivy League distinction.

Home to some of the country’s most prized programs, the quality of Yale’s academics span all disciplines. The faculty is award winning, published and includes some of the world’s most respected scholars, authors and artists.

Yale is particularly well known for its theatre school and divinity school, and many graduate drama students consider Yale to be the best of the best.

Additional undergraduate and graduate academics include a range of degrees such as:

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Classics
  • Film
  • Linguistics
  • Nursing

Yale is also home to a medical school, which offers such specializations as:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

The campus environment includes everything from theatre performances at Yale Repertory to some of the world’s most notable art exhibits and collections, including those maintained by The Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery. There are also numerous student organizations and clubs of all types.

Admission to Yale is highly competitive, with some programs being more selective than others. The Yale School of Drama, for example, accepts a handful of students yearly out of the hundreds who apply to its MFA in Acting, which has for years maintained the top spot nationally.

Those applying to arts programs will need to demonstrate excellence in their discipline while applicants to academic programs must have a high grade point average, test scores and impressive recommendation letters.

Financial aid is awarded through various sources. Departmental scholarships are awarded, as is federal aid such as grants, loans and work-study.

Certain graduate programs also offer fellowships in exchange for a research or teaching assistantship. Most eligible students receive aid from a combination of sources.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

71% of students gave Yale University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Overall Rating

Yale is a wonderful place for students looking for a challenging, well-rounded college experience. Musicians and theater lovers will be particularly happy at Yale. Yale's "residential college" system allows students to get the small-school experience within the huge overall population. Among the Ivy League, I think Yale has the best attitude when it comes to work-life balance and stress management.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Overall Rating

I applied to Yale because of the name brand, but the more I got to know the school, the more it seemed it was the right fit for me. Yale is a great place to go if you're looking for an excellent education and thriving student scene. Everyone I knew was passionately involved in one or more extracurricular, whether that was sports, theater, singing groups, ethnic groups, volunteer organizations, etc. The residential college system makes sure that from the moment you arrive on campus, you have 100+ new friends. Each college has its own facilities, including a dining hall, library, lounge, and other things. This system helps the medium-size school feel a lot smaller and more intimate. Many of my best friends are still Yalies, and it is extremely rare to find someone who did not love their Yale experience. There is a scene for everyone, though I would say there are some overarching aspects of the culture I would highlight: non-competitiveness (people rarely talked about grades and I had no idea how even my friends performed academically, people also readily help each other study), general tolerance (Yale has everything from eccentric artsy types to athletes), and public service (by far, this is the biggest defining characteristic).


Yale University Map & Location

Yale University
Woodbridge Hall
New Haven, CT 06520


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Getting Around Yale University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New Haven, CT

Winter
Dec
42
28
Jan
37
23
Feb
40
25
Spring
Mar
47
31
Apr
58
41
May
68
51
Summer
Jun
77
61
Jul
82
66
Aug
81
66
Fall
Sep
74
58
Oct
63
47
Nov
53
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 6,331
Freshman Class 1,344
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 13,022

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Unknown and Other: 17%
Latino 10%
African American 7%
Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 16%
Unknown and Other 17%

Undergraduate 49%
Graduate 51%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 16%
Domestic 84%

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