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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- 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
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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
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- 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.
I have heard many great things about Yale but what I experienced during my two week program at Yale is why I am writing this now. I really enjoyed the engaging lectures by Yale professors and I corresponded with a few of them to learn more about their research. I visited laboratories and met up with a professor who works at Fermilab, astounded by the facilities and opportunities available at Yale. It would be really exciting to be able to participate in such research and I like the emphasis on involving undergraduates.