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Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
Berkeley College buildings credit: Ragesoss
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,469 Undergraduates
6% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Yale University
Woodbridge Hall
New Haven, Connecticut
6520
(203) 432-4771
www.yale.edu

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is an Ivy League school. Established in 1701, it is the third largest higher education institute in the United States. It is also a large research university and one of the top colleges in the world. Students from 118 countries around the globe attend Yale, which is home to 35 varsity sports teams and 15 million library holdings. Notable alumni include Former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford and William Taft, along with Hillary Clinton, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Kerry and Anderson Cooper. The school boasts 60 Nobel Laureates, three Turing award recipients, 247 Rhodes Scholars and five Fields Medalists. Yale is home to the Skulls & Bones secret society, which was founded in 1832 and includes members like George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, William Taft, John Kerry, Harold Stanley (the co-founder of Morgan Stanley) and James Jesus Angleton (a chief of CIA Counterintelligence). The school sits on 345 acres, and is renowned for its excellence in drama and music. Yale has won 29 NCAA national championships. The official mascot is the Yale Bulldog, and the official color is Yale Blue.

Location

New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

24

New Transfer Students

Admissions
6%

Acceptance Rate

69%

Enrollment Yield

1420-1600

SAT Range

31,445

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$18,319

Typical Cost

$51,400

Average Tuition

58%

Recieve Financial Aid

56%

Have Loans

$13,000

Median Debt

Academics
6.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

166

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

426

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

30

Faculty Awards

114

National Academy Members

1,201

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 50 clubs to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nearly 20 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Medium, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Ivy Group

Track & Field Conference:

Ivy Group

Social
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