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New Haven, CT
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$42,300
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Very Hard
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Health & Safety: I think it's great-when I was alone in the dorms over spring break and was worried about an intruder, the security team was over in seconds and stayed for a while, checking everything over. And then they called repeatedly over the next day or so to ensure that I was still doing okay. I was definitely a fan of that.

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Health & Safety: There are countless blue phones all around campus, from which you can dial a friend or security. There are panic buttons on each phone, and you can also get in touch with security to come pick you up. I feel safe on campus, but I usually try to walk with someone wherever I go late at night. All you need is common sense on any urban campus. The minibus will pick you up from certain locations, but I walk everywhere.

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Health & Safety: I haven't had any problems personally, and I leave my door unlocked and open most of the time.

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Computers: It's nice to have your own computer, but there are so many labs, and you can always find an open one. If you bring your own, I recommend a laptop.

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Computers: Most kids I know bring their own. Yale has a cool deal with Dell to subsidize. I've never heard of the computer labs being crowded.

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Computers: The computer network is good and improving. I'm amazed at how much e-mail I have in my account and how no one has disconnected my service because of it.

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Computers: I've never been to the computer lab, since I have my own computer. I would highly recommend bringing your own computer or a laptop, since it just makes sense to have one.

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Computers: Computer labs can get crowded during midterm and final periods, so it would probably be better to bring your own computer. There is usually one that is available to use, but it's just easier and more convenient to have your own.

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Computers: I always think everyone should bring their own computer! Again, I've only used the G4s in the art building at Yale and a couple of dinosaur PCs in the library, but the labs were never crowded. It's probably safe to say that they get crowded during finals.

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Computers: Definitely bring your own computer. On the other hand, the computer labs never seem that crowded.

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Computers: Bring your own computer if at all possible. You will be glad not to have to leave the room to work. Each residential college dorm at Yale has computer labs, but who wants to stay up all night in a place with fluorescent lighting, when you could be lounging in your pajamas with a cup of hot chocolate? It's much easier to concentrate that way.

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Computers: Computer labs are everywhere. It's easiest to have a computer, but it's not necessary. There are labs all over the place, and truth be told, it's actually easier to write papers in them sometimes.

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Computers: There are lots of computer labs available, but they do get very crowded around midterm and finals crunch-time. Bring your own, and I totally recommend laptops, if that's an option. They're so convenient-you can write your papers anywhere. I don't really like to write papers in libraries, so I often go to a classroom at night and write there-all the rooms even have Internet access.

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Computers: I'd recommend bringing your own computer, as the computer clusters can get a little crowded around midterms and finals. They're very nice computer clusters, though.

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Computers: I think the computer labs here are adequate; I've never had a problem getting a computer when I needed one. But, there's a bit of an e-mail culture here, so I've found it very convenient to have my own computer in my room.

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Computers: I love having a laptop. Having your own computer gives you the freedom to work wherever you feel comfortable, and bringing your laptop to the library is very helpful. The computer clusters are useful, but typically crowded. I use them to print sometimes, but it's easier to link to a roommate's printer and share.

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Computers: I love the computer clusters-it's so easy to pop in and print stuff or check e-mail. I rarely have to wait for a computer. Still, I would definitely bring your own computer-at least for me, it's much easier to write papers in my own bedroom than in a public place.

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Campus Dining: The food on campus is decent and probably as good as you can expect out of a college dining hall. Some days are better than others, of course, but there's a pretty wide selection, so you can always find something.

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Campus Dining: Okay, this is not hard to believe, but campus food is not good. Unless you go to one of the newer residential colleges, then you'll get some fresh stuff. Stay away from JE at all costs. We can also transfer and eat at the med school, law school, SOM, wherever. The med school has the best food, though.

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Campus Dining: On campus, the dining halls are good, especially considering that they cater to 5,000 different tastes. Kids usually like the law school food the best.

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Campus Dining: We have many dining halls; the food is pretty good. You will have a meal plan that allows you to eat at Commons, which is our main dining hall, and all of the 12 residential colleges has its own dining hall. There are `Pan Geos' stations at each college that prepare things like wraps, pasta, and Asian food right in front of you. The more recently renovated colleges seem to have better food. Branford, Saybrook, and Berkeley seem to have better options. I like eating at Commons because it's open longer. Each college has a personality. You can also have a different meal plan that gives you Flex Dollars to spend at local places like Au Bon Pain and Yorkside Pizza.

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Campus Dining: Dining hall food is generally not so great, but it's close, so it's convenient.

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Campus Dining: Food here is actually alright. There are certain things that are staples to the various dining halls: salad bars, cereal, bagels, and buffet-style stuff like that. The best dining halls are Berkeley and Saybrook.

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Campus Dining: The food is pretty good in the dining halls, especially with the whole food project and all. I eat at about three different halls, and they're all good. It definitely beats high school food.

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Off-Campus Dining: I went to one Chinese food restaurant near the campus and it was good. New Haven is also supposed to have some of the best pizza in the country.

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Rachel Glodo
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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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