New Haven, CT
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Reviews 856 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Gets me where I need to go. Fast, and free.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many good looking guys but hard to find a committed one.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my college and was lucky to get a good room. The people are great.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is fun, but can look down on those that are not in the system.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Anyone can study anything. Very few majors are capped.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program. It is fun, exciting, different and there a lots of opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: It is good and easy to access.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: New haven is not the safest place, but the security system is good.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Because we don't have strong varsity teams, there is a lack of support. Exception include Mens Ice Hockey and the Harvard-Yale football game (which we always lose). IM's are largely attended by freshmen and club sports are not funded so they remain relatively unimportant.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great academics, possibilities and there is a lot of support. The competitive nature and the GPA system can be overwhelming but still yield the best results.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties are ok. If you know a lot of people you will have fun, but otherwise you will end up hopping about and watching people get drunk and grind on each other.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are accepting of other cultures, races, religions and sexual orientations. However, very few are willing to actually learn about other cultures and actually interact on a deeper level with others of a different culture.

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3 College Junior

Majors: Career fairs take place at least once a year and a number of consulting and finance/banking firms visit the campus to recruit students for internships and jobs.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my program and if I could, I would do it all over again.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Yale has a very diverse community. Yale accepts students from a number of different countries and associations such as the International Students Organization, South Asian Society and the Asian American Cultural Center are very prominent. A number of students at Yale study on need-based scholarships so there is economic diversity. The LGBT community at Yale is also prominent.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Each Yale building has multiple blue phones that students can use during an emergency. Escorts are available at night to walk students for short distances as well as door to door shuttle service for longer distances. Yale police are visible on campus and so far I haven't had anything bad happen to me.

4 College Junior

Academics: I majored in Psychology which is one of the most popular majors in the school. The workload is average. The faculty are talented and there are a number of research labs that students can join to gain practical experience.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great variety of restaurants to choose from and a good selection of ethnic foods. There aren't enough student discounts however. Some of the best places to check out include Patricia's (breakfast), Sitar (indian food), Mamoun's (mediterranean food), Bar (pizza), Alpha Delta Pizza (late night takeout), Box 63 (lunch), La Cocinita (mexican)

3 College Junior

Weather: It gets really cold in the winter and besides sledding and snowball fights there's not much students can do. The rest of the year the weather is fairly nice.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Fraternities and sororities hold a number of parties and sorority and fraternity members do have more opportunities to attend social events and meet new people. However, greek students are not viewed any differently than non-greeks. Certain greek societies have more money than others and nicer housing.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Yale is need-blind and has very generous financial aid packages for all students who can't afford to pay for college.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is a bit expensive but the facilities are great. After the freshman year students are even able to choose their own roommates.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Non-varsity students actively participate in intramurals; there are 12 residential colleges which compete every year for the Tyng Cup. The ice hockey team at Yale were the NCAA champions in 2013 and attract a huge crowd for both home and away games. The athletic facilities are one of the best in the country; Yale hosts the New Haven Tennis Open each year before the US Open.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The bar/club scene is good at Yale. There isn't much underage nightlife and Yale has night time door to door shuttle service that students can use after a night of partying out.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing and don't know anyone who lives off-campus.

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Rachel Glodo
Winter Park, FL
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Yale is, in every sense of the word, an incredible place. Students love the faculty, the classes, and the opportunities, not only because they are among the best in the world, but because they are highly accessible and undergraduate-focused. Yale is a place where academic theory blossoms into reality and where experiences exist that can't be found anywhere else in the world. It is a great privilege for students to continually study under the most knowledgeable people in their fields, from Nobel Laureates to international statesmen. Even though the Yale experience can be rigorous and demanding, most students wouldn't trade their years here for anything.

Yale prepares its students to meet the world with energy and knowledge. Its liberal arts education teaches students to think, to analyze, to question, and to consider. Yale graduates can do nearly anything they want, from working with Goldman and Sachs to obtaining a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology. Essentially, Yale successfully prepares its students for the pursuit of their passions in any area of life.

What ultimately sets Yale apart is the people that comprise its community. Yalies (students, faculty, and staff) are dynamic, fascinating people who continually surprise each other with their passions, their opinions, and their enthusiasm. Every student has a unique story to tell and interests to pursue. Yale is amazing because it gathers these diverse and remarkable individuals together for the same ultimate purpose: to learn, to grow, to thrive, and to discover themselves.

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