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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are great with a vast curriculum and many post-undergraduate professional schools.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is very good but the neighborhoods around campus are terrible.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is great and filled with other reliable students

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Due to the safety surrounding the area off-campus housing has the potential for safety issues.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene is subdued on campus but definitely has a presence.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek atmosphere does not play into the community a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Eating options are great and varied off campus and not in dining buildings.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Majors are really easy to switch since you don't really have to commit until junior year (and even then switching is possible). Some majors require applications if there is high demand but not many.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Considering we're an Ivy League, we've been sort of overshadowed by other big name sports colleges. However, we do not cease to have endless amounts of spirit and love for our sports teams, especially when Harvard-Yale games come around in any sport. We really love Yale sports (and hate Harvard).

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: For the most part, the food is wonderful. Probably some of the best college food you'll come across. However, some of the ethnic foods they make aren't quite good due to lack of seasoning/spice. The rice is just always bland, for example.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residential college system here is wonderful. The buildings are astonishing externally and more than satisfying internally. You have everything you could possibly need for everyday life within your residential college. The only unfortunate thing is that you don't live in/near your residential college freshmen year, but Old Campus is also beautiful and great, so it's not so bad.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: New Haven has plenty of cool things to do. However, it's very easy to get bored of things after a while. It takes some exploring sometimes but there are definitely more than enough things to do here. Plus, train access to NYC is really easy and pretty cheap, so if you run out of things to do here, you can hop over to NYC for more.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many good restaurants in New Haven, including two of the best pizza shops in the country. There are a lot of wonderful Thai and Indian places that I frequent and are basically on campus. I'm convinced no other college has access to this much good local food.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are all types of parties here: from "parties" that are really just people sitting on a couch getting to know each other and having simple fun to hardcore PARTIES with lots of dancing, alcohol, loud music, and tons of people. There's something for everyone.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not really involved with Greek life, so I can't give it a rating. I don't mind that it's there, though it sounds sort of unpleasant and grimy for those who are involved. I just choose to stay out.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing is in a shifty neighborhood but it's not horrible. Yale makes on-campus living so preferable that most people don't live off-campus. However, if you want to live off-campus after sophomore year, the options are there.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Considering I don't have to be committed to my major until junior year, I enjoy it so far. I've only really taken math prerequisites and intend to take Physics and an Astro intro course next year but I probably won't delve deep into the major until fall of junior year. I might not even stay an Astro major, but Yale's flexibility with majors makes that okay.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Unfortunately, class divide tends to get perpetuated at Yale, considering the high amount of upper-class students here. However, it hasn't really gotten in the way of friendships or regular college experiences for me.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Yale administration does anything it can to help the student population. Although the administration sometimes struggles to interpret the student opinion and put it into action, they make student requests a top priority in increasing happiness, satisfaction, and safety within the school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: New Haven is a much safer and friendlier city than you might have heard. Students don't venture too far away from campus, and the areas they do go are local destinations for a reason. Plus, it's very easy to catch a train to New York City.

3 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: With the suite system, it's so easy to host parties. So many amazing options to choose from.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Why would you live off campus when you could live in a castle?

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Not only does Yale have better versions of the classes you would find at other institutions, it offers some unique opportunities, like Studies in Grand Strategy: www.wsj.com/articles/SB122973925559323683, writing classes taught by the likes of Michael Cunningham, and single person seminars.

3 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Yale is the best. It's not perfect, but everything is amazing.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Yale integrates intramural competitions with the residential college system, so everyone is always part of a team. All intramural events contribute points towards the Tyng Cup, which is awarded to the most athletically successful college every year.

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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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