Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA+
Yale University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Yale University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Political Science and Government150Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities97Graduates
- Cellular Biology90Graduates
- North American Studies47Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies46Graduates
- Computer and Information Studies45Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
After Yale University
- Very Good333
One of my favorite things about Yale is the housing system. When you enter Yale your freshman year you are randomly assigned to one of 12 'residential colleges' which are basically just different dorms you are associated with for the next four years. Each residential college has its own dining hall, common room, and basement with various amenities (your college may have a gym, a theater, a music room, or more!). Each college also has its own master and dean that you can really connect with, and who are completely available to help with any problems you might have. The short of it: living on campus at Yale is simply the best!
- College Freshman
- May 27 2015
Campus housing for freshman is very variable. There are halls like Bingham that have spacious suites (especially the 9th floor suites) and then there's L-dub that houses students in obscenely small rooms. There are people who love their suitemates and couldn't have asked for group of people to live with and others who dislike their suitemates immensely. I have been fortunate enough to be matched with really great suitemates and really spacious housing, hence the A+ rating. The facilities seem to work fine in all freshman housing, I haven't heard too many complaints about the bathrooms or laundry rooms. If any of washing machines or dryers malfunction, it's usually fixed by the next day. It's pretty easy to socialize with other suites. I love Bingham because the Chaplain's Office in the basement has free ice cream everyday!
- College Freshman
- Nov 18 2012
There are phenomenal amounts of opportunities given by the school! The best part, in my opinion, is the residential college system. When you matriculate to the university, you are randomly placed into one of 12 residential colleges, and you typically remain in that college until graduation. You live within your college for every year past freshman year, and each college has its own dining hall, gym, kitchen, laundry room, restaurant, intramural teams, and more! This system fosters a camaraderie and creates friendships and bonds that I do not think are possible otherwise.
- College Sophomore
- Aug 5 2013