Location
New Haven, CT
Undergrads
5,393
Tuition
$42,300
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 911 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had to do it all over again I'd probably choose princeton or harvard for their stronger math programs and more career-oriented student body. but if you're just looking for a casual, fun four years and being in a city isn't important to you, you should come here

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Being a straight girl here can be hard since a good chunk of the male population is gay but other than that it's fine! Not many people date though.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It was actually pretty hard to get the aid I needed but it all worked out eventually :)

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is fine! Not as great as some other schools but definitely not bad.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The social scene is super fun as a freshman! It just gets a little old as you're here for longer - not as many options as there should be. I mean, New Haven is no Boston or NY.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Yale is very diverse! A lot of wealthy people but there's also some variety.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I wouldn't major coming here for science or math. You'll have many more resources available to you at more well-rounded schools like princeton or harvard (and MIT/Stanford for engineering)

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I've switched from math to english because I hated the program - Yale is much stronger in the humanities do NOT come here to major in STEM

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Housing is okay. I thought it was good at first but after staying the night with a friend at harvard for the Game I have to say I feel kind of let down. Facilities are fine but not as nice as they could be. Dining is excellent, labs are okay.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Unfortunately my academic experience at Yale hasn't lived up to the hype...most humanities classes are good but I've basically been teaching myself math for the last year since my professor isn't good and the TAs aren't much better. If you're thinking about doing something science related I'd look elsewhere!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I've had some good experiences but honestly just as many bad ones. Definitely haven't experienced the "undergraduate focus" that they say exists here...plus the college is expanding so it's just going to get worse

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Really good but super expensive!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Facilities are okay but probably not the best you'll see at elite schools. People don't really care about sports here with the exception of the Harvard-Yale game (!!) (but then again we usually lose so)

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very big. There's not really a point to being in a frat/sorority here

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food here is good! It gets repetitive after a while and local restaurants are expensive but it's fine as far as dining hall food goes! Also butteries are NOT all they're cracked up to be! (wish someone had told me that)

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's fine. They pretty much let you do whatever you want

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Administration is notoriously bad about handling mental health issues and not much better when it comes to sexual assault. Everyone here is expected to act happy all the time so going against that is generally frowned upon

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had very high expectations after reading all the student reviews on here, however after living here for a year I find myself wishing I'd gone somewhere else. Students here are very relaxed and not at all as ambitious as I'd hoped; there seems to be a lack of drive among the student body. Furthermore, there is significant pressure to present yourself as being super happy and ecstatic to be here - and resources/administrative support for mental health issues are very lacking. Classes are good in the humanities, not so great in STEM (I've taken more than one bad math classes!). The social scene is ver active but going to the same places (Toad's) over and over again gets old very quickly.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The engineering department is relatively young/weak so there aren't as many connections for students as there are at other schools like Princeton, Harvard, or Stanford. If you're in the humanities though you're in good shape.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I would not recommend venturing off campus in New Haven

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you want a school with huge tailgates before every football game, yale is not the school for you.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: yale is a great place to go to school

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: lots of great places to eat

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school really wants you to stay on campus because they make more money off of room and board

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you want it, it's there

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Rachel Glodo
Hometown
Winter Park, FL
Major
Music
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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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