Location
New Haven, CT
Undergrads
5,393
Tuition
$42,300
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 891 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Hockey's seems to be a big deal, and so is the Yale vs. Harvard football game....but I haven't seen much inclination for sports otherwise.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: It's an expensive school, so except a high cost. Yale really does do it's best to defray the costs though.

3 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Campus Strictness: Not sure if a good rating means the school is less or more strict...

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: New Haven has everything you really need to have a good time. But it's not New York....you'll eventually find yourself going to the same places every time. NYC and Boston are close by though, so it's easy to get out of New Haven.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Computers: I've never had trouble finding an open computer in the labs or the libraries. You could get away with not having a laptop, but I think it'd be very annoying to be stuck in the labs/libraries to do all your work since everything requires working online or on a computer. No complaints about the internet, and the ITS people are very helpful. Cost of printing can add up quick though.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: I've definitely found my car to be useful, especially for grocery store trips. Parking on the street can add up, and they hand out tickets pretty diligently.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Free shuttle takes you almost everywhere you need to go. It doesn't always keep to schedule though, and on weekends they cut down on the number of buses quite a bit.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Snow can be pretty bad, and Yale doesn't believe weather should get in the way of learning.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I feel that Yale is very diverse when it comes to ethnic and racial backgrounds, I'm always meeting people from different countries and experiences.

I would hesitate to say that there's as much diversity in economic background, most students come from families with comfortable incomes. That's not to say there aren't a few outliers.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: New Haven is like any other city, it has its not so pretty side. But I think Yale does a great job of taking care of it's students. The free door to door shuttle is a wonderful service, and I use it all the time. It's not perfect I'll admit, but it gets the job done. I've always felt safe and comfortable going out and coming home late knowing I have the shuttle to pick me up. On campus I feel very safe at all times.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Computers: It is good and easy to access.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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