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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere at Yale. It has so many interesting and fun things going on, and is also strong in academics.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Residential colleges makes it home away from home.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being from the west coast, it has been difficult to be on the east coast for full semesters without returning home, but I have pushed through by building great relationships with peers and professors. There are so many opportunities at Yale - it is unbelievable and sometimes paralyzing, but you gotta go for all that you can get your hands on during your four years there. If I had to choose all over again, I think I would choose Yale now that I know I can get through the rough patches and have met some of my best friends and mentors.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a LOT of work, but the student body is fantastic. It's truly a community.

10 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Yale flew me out to visit as part of their YES-W program. I had an amazing time.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Yale more than I imagined possible. Challenging, dynamic, incredible people, everything I ever wanted from college.

14 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love attending Yale University. I feel that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am entering my third year in the fall and couldn't imagine being anywhere else. What drew me to Yale was the close knit community and the welcoming and inclusive social space. I have friends from all walks of life and love to interact with people form all different backgrounds. I truly feel that I have grown as an individual as I have become equipped with the vocabulary to express eloquently just who I am and where I stand on certain issues to my peers.

12 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All-in-all, the courses and professors here are very educational and intelligent. However, some professors may be smart but not know how to convey their knowledge to students. Also, some of the introductory classes for STEM fields are not the best.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many companies love hiring graduates from Yale. They know students here are hard-working, dedicated, and intelligent. Recruitment and career services are great here.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: New Haven is beautiful... As long as you're on campus. When you're off, there are some interesting people, to word it nicely. There are many interesting shops and places to eat, however, most of them are very expensive.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are lots of attractive guys and girls here. What's great is that everyone has a unique personality or something that differentiates them from the general population. That's why they got into this school.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is a lot less expensive than paying for room and board. Also, it gives you the freedom to choose a different meal plan and doesn't have as strict rules. Totally worth it.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is great in options... But not if you're health conscious. There are soooo many options that are unhealthy, but very few healthy options, and even fewer healthy options that taste OK

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be hard to find a desirable apartment, but off-campus living is cheaper than living on and provides you with lots of freedom.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: No real social pressure to go out, and lots of options if you do, although things can get a bit creepy for girls at some locations.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: New Haven has an incredible amount of restaurants, just venture a bit out of the Yale bubble to find them!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Yale's administration is for sure old-school but they eventually move along with the times.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus food is almost entirely hit-or-miss unless you are in Morse or Stiles because you can always get delicious pizza from there.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: Yale's financial aid is one of the most generous in the nation, but the financial aid office employees are for the most part nasty and stingy with it. They are a huge pain to deal with but at the end of the day 200k in financial aid makes me happy.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The residential college system is great but it can be very stressful too navigate from year to year and constantly be moving in and out.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not enough workers at financial aid office.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Delicious food, but not diverse enough sometimes.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: New Haven is not the safest place to live on your own for the first time.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not as exclusive as other ivies, but not as intense as state schools.Yalies are chill.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are several bars frequented by students, not much my scene so I wouldn't know how they compare to those in major cities.

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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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