Yale is an elite private university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,469 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Yale acceptance rate is only 6%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and History. Graduating 98% of students, Yale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $60,700.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Yale University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government134 Graduates
Cellular Biology89 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities86 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies63 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies51 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics47 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.100 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
Yale University Reviews
Yale is a highly diverse university with exceptionally friendly and helpful faculty, staff, and students. The food is beyond exceptional, taking sustainability, food waste, health, and nutrition in mind when it comes to every dish. I'm always learning new things each time I step foot on campus. I can't say enough about this place!
Yale offers a great breadth of academic courses, thus allowing students to explore different majors that they may be contemplating. The group approach to studying courses involving math and science can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on how one best learns. The campus is spread throughout an urban city, so one has to use awareness as navigating an "open" campus. Student life is improved by creating bonds with the advisers, deans, and peers that Yale matches one with to avoid isolation. Interest groups also keep one inspired while attaining academic goals. Lastly, dorm life, in general, is good including gym, laundry facilities and junk food splurge nights.
Great college. Felt like i made a great choice to attend Yale. Teachers are excellent and are interested in teaching. Students are very friendly and the atmosphere is very conducive to learning. Enjoying the sporting community, the arts atmosphere and the student life. Very easy to get around campus and feel very safe. Weather has been great thus far. I feel challenged in my classes and i have to work hard to stay ahead. Great class opportunities. Flexibility in choosing major and easy to talk to professors about college goals.