New Haven, CT
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Off-Campus Housing: A lot of my friends think it is worth it to live off campus, and I love their places-most live in the Chapel Street area or on High Street. It's not that expensive, and you can get huge apartments, but I wanted to be on campus because I like the college atmosphere and the camaraderie of living with my classmates. Plus, it's nice to pad down to brunch in pajamas and slippers on the weekends and to have laundry right downstairs. Most of my best friends are also staying in my dorm, so it really has a summer camp vibe! We have our whole lives to be grown-up and live in apartments-why not take advantage of this perfect little bubble tailored exactly to our needs-we'll never have the chance again.

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Parking: You want to get a spot in a garage-that's the most efficient way to have a car. You can get information online if you want official Yale places, or you can just shop around with other garages on campus.

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Parking: Most freshmen don't have cars, not even many upperclassmen do. Everything you need is within walking distance. A cab to the train station is four bucks, so New York City and Boston are easily accessible. Plus, parking for the year is really expensive.

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Parking: I don't have a car, nor do I know how to drive, but I do know people who have cars, and it seems pretty simple. There are parking lots right on campus, and they're very convenient. It looks easy enough to park.

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Parking: There are several garages and lots around campus that you have to sign up for on July 1, but they're mostly pretty accessible and not too far away. It's usually easy to park around campus, too, but you have to be careful about tickets.

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Parking: Parking is not abundant at Yale, so I would probably not bring a car. From what I have seen, there really is no need for a car; everything is pretty close.

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Parking: Parking can sometimes be a hassle. If you don't absolutely need a car, then I wouldn't kill yourself to bring one.

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Parking: There are garages you have to pay for or you can park on the street. Parking on the street can be tough at times, but sooner or later, you can always find an open spot.

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Parking: Parking sucks and is expensive. If you can find a place to house your vehicle when not using it, then definitely do. Connecticut has some cool stuff to do. It can sometimes get boring, but there are major hubs of activity within reasonable driving distances.

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Parking: Parking is not easy during move in or move out days; it's hell on earth. This coming year will be the first I'll have a car on campus, so I can't fully answer that until the fall.

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Parking: It is usually easy to park, but you have to pay the monetary equivalent of your first born child, and then you have to walk to the boondocks of New Haven to the garage. I think that it's not worth it to have a car here.

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Overall Experience: I absolutely love Yale! I have no doubts; I wouldn't trade it for the world!

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Overall Experience: I am glad that I am here. The people I have met, the relationships I have formed with professors, the classes I have taken, and the experiences I have been exposed to have all been amazing. I would do it all over again.

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Overall Experience: I love Yale. It is amazing, and it surpassed my dreams and expectations. It's been a great first year on all terms.

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Overall Experience: I've just completed my freshman year, so I might not know everything, but I do know that I love Yale and that I had an amazing first year.

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Overall Experience: I love Yale! There's just so much to do here. I have great friends, inspirational classes, and great photos to prove it. My friends all love Yale-they're all down to earth, quirky people who have exceptional talents and interesting perspectives on everything. I've had so many long discussions about everything that run late into the night. You will meet new people every day, really nice ones. You won't believe it when your freshman year is over so quickly!

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Overall Experience: I've read somewhere that Yale was described as `intense,' and it really is. There's so much to do here that you really have to sit down and think about what to do the next day to make the most of your time. I truly recommend coming to Yale because of the people and the experience.

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Overall Experience: I've had a great experience at school, both socially and academically. I definitely couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I think there is a place for everyone at Yale, since the University offers so much and is so diverse. We're not completely cutthroat, either. It is much more laid-back than some Ivy League schools, but it's still competitive. There's a good balance. And the people are great. You'll meet so many interesting, fun, quirky, and cool people. Everyone loves the student body. You'll get a great academic experience, but the people you meet and your friends will complete the entire experience.

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Overall Experience: I love Yale. I'll be honest.

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Overall Experience: I find that we Yalies tend to be more low-key and more down to earth. We don't really care if somebody's got better grades than us. It's just not that competative-at least that's the impression I get.

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Overall Experience: I have never been happier anywhere in my life. I am preemptively sad to only have one year left-if I could rewind and be a freshman again, I would in a second!

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Overall Experience: I enjoyed aspects of Yale. A lot depends on which program you are interested in and what your study interests are. Some programs are great. You will find that there is a certain level of depersonalization present at any large university. I came from a small liberal arts high school and was used to a lot of individual, personal attention-you will most likely have to fight for that.

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Overall Experience: At Yale, everyone seems to do a little of everything, or at least they appreciate a little of everything. Yalies are very fun and interesting people. I really think there's nowhere else I'd rather be!

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Overall Experience: I absolutely love Yale. If you want a good experience with just as much status, then Yale is wonderful.

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Overall Experience: I like practically every single person I've met at Yale. They're all very smart, of course, but they're also very modest. We all understand that there is something bigger than ourselves to be had and that we're not the center of the universe. There's more to life than studying all the time and trying to knock others down. All I've heard from Yalies is praise.


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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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