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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Yale is totally lax about their rules. It's great. I get to do whatever I want. I don't have to be treated like a child. As long as I'm not disturbing a bunch of people on a week night, it's all good.

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2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's no huge parties. But everyone is out at night being loud and drunk. Actively participating isn't great, but then not participating and being subjected to those who are is also not great.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am paying what I am able to based on my family situation. There was no extra work necessary (other than the already complicated FAFSA and CSS processes). However, I have heard of some nightmare situations in which people who have savings sort of get screwed over.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a single as a freshman. We have very spacious suites. As long as you aren't in the older part of LDub freshman year, everything is very nice.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not experienced off campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I feel safer than I was led to believe being in New Haven. Major shopping cannot be done without taking a drive out to West Haven for malls and strip malls, which is difficult because having a car on campus is pretty difficult. There are zip cars but not everyone can access them depending on their driving history. The city is not terribly exciting, but if you look hard enough, integration could be a nice experience.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are only three sororities. The fraternities are basically associated with the athletic teams.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The gates to the campus close to people without Yale IDs at night. Yale campus security and the New Haven police are everywhere. The city itself has become safer in recent years. Just don't be out alone at night.

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

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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.

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3 College Sophomore

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

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3 College Sophomore

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

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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.

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4 College Sophomore

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


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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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