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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 Recent Alumnus

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

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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.

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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.

5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Yale knows it's students are going to get drunk. They take care of you when problems come up, and keep everything confidential.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Yale's residential college system is unique. Belonging to a college for all four years has significant advantages over comparable institutions. Even the worst housing would be amazing at most schools. Plus, where else do you get to live in a castle. Seriously, most of the colleges even have moats (minus the water).

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Everyone wants to hire Yalies. Yale opens employment doors that simply do not exist even at great schools.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: New Haven is a major dining destination. It has some of the best pizza in the country (seriously, New Haven style pizza is a thing. Pizza afficionados rave about Sally's and Pepe's from across the country). People come from twenty to thirty minutes away to dine in the area surrounding Yale University, so it has some great choices in the slightly to completely out of a normal student's budget range. However, there are also a number of student friendly options, from the ever popular Yorkside for diner food and pizza, to York Street Noodle and Mamoon's for a more ethnic experience. Even Miya's, a high end sushi restaurant, has an amazing late night selection aimed at current Yale students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It looks pretty but I live off campus so I have no idea.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't know anything about Greek life at Yale. I went to Duke for undergrad.

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College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't started going there yet. So far, very positive.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't started going there yet so I don't really know but I am told that they do the best they can; however it's not always enough.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't started going there yet so I am not sure.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Some parts are nice while other parts are not as nice and can even be dangerous.

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't started going there yet, but so far my experience has been very positive.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: So far my experience with them has been extremely positive.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I haven't started going there yet so I don't know.

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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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