Yale University Summary

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Basic Statistics

New Haven, CT
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
8 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

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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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

4 people found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report

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