Yale University

New Haven, CT

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
General Natural Resources Management and Policy

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Directing and Theatrical Production
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Middle, Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic)
Music Performance
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other Music
Other Theology and Religious Vocations
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Portuguese Language and Literature
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre / Theatre Arts Management
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management


Major Bachelors Masters
Urban Education and Leadership


Major Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Research and Science
Physician Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
International/Global Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Other Biomathematics and Bioinformatics
Pathology/Experimental Pathology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Astronomy and Astrophysics

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Development Economics and International Development
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
German Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
South Asian Studies
Women's Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Programming Special Applications
Computer and Information Sciences

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

86% of students gave Yale University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Academics Rating

I majored in American Studies, an interdisciplinary major combining history, literature, art history, music, sociology and more. I really appreciated this cultural approach to 20th century American literature, which was what I wanted to focus on. I worked hard but never felt overwhelmed - in part, I think, that was because I really loved what I was doing.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Academics Rating

I did a double major in History and International Studies and had a higher-than-average workload as a result. When I attended, the strongest departments were history, english, economics, and political science. Those majors were the most popular as a result. My favorite lecture classes included History of Modern China, Cold War, Constitutional Law, and Brain & Thought (an intro neuroscience class). I loved my smaller seminar classes, too, each of which has 15 students or fewer. One crafts their own workload. You can get by coasting if you take a bunch of "gut" easy classes, but I took a moderately challenging set, because i wanted to make the most out of the education. Still, I managed to strategically line up my classes such that, for junior and senior year, I often had 4-day weekends.

Yale University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 99%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Class Sizes at Yale University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 76%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 4%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 17%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 76%
50 - 100 Students 4%
20 - 49 Students 17%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 50
  • Unknown and Other: 35
  • Asian: 11
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 50
Unknown and Other 35
Asian 11
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at Yale University

Total Faculty 5,076
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 6
Full-Time Professors 12,786
Male Faculty 3,055
Part-Time Professors 1,649
Women Faculty 2,021

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