Yale University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
New Haven, CT
Website
www.yale.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
5,393
Part-Time Undergrads
12
Setting
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
$44,000
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,000
Room & Board
$13,500
Acceptance Rate
7 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
2120–2390
Average ACT Scores
32–35

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Shopping period
  • Master's Teas
  • Brilliant professors
  • Beautiful architecture

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The weather
  • New Haven neighborhoods surrounding Yale's campus
  • Lack of time
  • Meal plan requirement

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Yale Student Reviews

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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.

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