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Guys & Girls: I'm being perfectly honest-the common rhetoric is that the dating scene at Yale stinks. Some people do date, and some do have boyfriends or girlfriends, but mostly people like to complain about the dating scene, saying that it's usually more random hookups. I don't know how true this is, but I know a large number of people in every category. As always, there are the hotties, and there are the not-so-hotties. I'd say we're pretty average in the looks department.

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Guys & Girls: I guess guys range from `average' to `not bad.' Some are ugly, and some might be hot, though my preference runs towards women. The women are on the same range, but I would say that, for the most part, they are `good' to `hot.' They come from all around the world and in a variety of features. Whatever your preference, I am sure that you won't be disappointed.

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Guys & Girls: My various trips to the gym lead me to the conclusion that there are many, and I do mean many, good looking, sexy, guys on Yale's campus.

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Guys & Girls: Well I suppose that's relative. I've probably hooked up with 10 to 15 people at Yale, and I've thought all of them were pretty hot. Two were actually on Yale's `50 Most Beautiful' list, but that's kind of a crock, anyways. Here's what I think: you can definitely find plenty of beautiful people at Yale, and what's particularly nice is that everyone is amazing in some regard-some passion or talent or funny story-and the great personalities only make people that much more attractive.

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Guys & Girls: Yalies have their own charm. Many are attractive, but people are bundled up for most of the academic year. The most attractive thing about Yalies is their diverse talent. Everybody usually has a hobby or extracurricular activity that is fascinating. For instance, that cute boy in your English class also sings in an a capella group, or that sweet girl in your calculus class also paints in her spare time.

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Guys & Girls: It's very hard to come up with a `typical' Yale guy or girl, but I suppose that's part of the fun of being here. We are probably not significantly hotter or less hot than similar schools. A lot of Yale girls are prettier than they think they are, and are fun and interesting to boot. Yale guys are harder to characterize, but I'd say there's a fair mix of attractive (but sometimes not as smart) jocks, self-conscious and average frat boys, and urbane, sensitive, sophisticated, and often gay other guys. I mean, we're no Florida State. But, there are some surprisingly beautiful people here.

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Guys & Girls: According to Seventeen magazine, this is the second coolest college in the U.S. For girls, anyway. I have no idea whether that makes the girls cool? Or the guys? Who reads Seventeen magazine anyway?

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Administration: Yale seems pretty lenient about students' personal lives-including their drinking, drugs, and sex-as long as it isn't flagrantly displayed.

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Administration: Basically, Yale's policy is `we know you're going to drink, so please do it safely and on campus.' They pay for kegs for the quad parties; it's amazing. The only strict rule is `no kegs on Old Campus.' But, we would walk by with our beer and liquor in front of the police, and it would be fine. They just don't want you being obvious about it on freshmen campus, but you can walk around with it in the colleges, no problem. Also, if you need medical attention, there is the campus facility whose policy is that as long as you are out by 8 a.m., it will not go on your record. If you stay later, your dean and master are notified. Of the few kids I know who have had to do that, none of them have stayed past 8 a.m., so it's an awesome policy.

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Administration: No kegs on Old Campus-that rule is strictly enforced. They are strict about drugs if you're stupid and smoke in front of a cop, but they're really not going to raid your room every semester.

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Administration: I would say that the campus police are not very strict on drinking and drugs, or at least they're not as strict as they could be. There's a lot of drinking on campus, and I do know a few pot smokers, but I wouldn't want to jump to conclusions about how well they're doing their job. Maybe we just slip by.

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Administration: The campus police are not strict at all. You really can't get in trouble for any of that. Yale just doesn't want you to die or get sick. They usually never break apart parties or anything. When my friend who goes to a state school visited, she was shocked at how the alcohol was roaming around so freely. It's cool, though, because you don't have to worry about getting in trouble for having some fun.

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Administration: I don't know. We're of legal drinking age, and we don't do illegal drugs. I'm sure they're very strict in the dorms, but if you live off campus, it'd be hard for them to find out.

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Administration: Yale really has no big policy against drinking. My college actually had a cookout, and there was a keg and wine. Yalies, for the most part, are responsible, so the school doesn't really have to worry about anything. There is also a place where you can go if you think you or your friend has had too much to drink-the Department of University Health-and they take care of you, and your parents don't know. Your parents only find out if you get really sick and have to go to the Yale-New Haven hospital. They have some type of policy on drugs, but to be honest, I really don't know about it because drugs aren't really big here. Marijuana is really the biggest drug here, and no one seems to be out of hand with it, so there aren't any problems.

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Administration: They're not very strict. The police entered a party at two in the morning and just told people to break it up, even with underclassman drinking.

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Administration: I hadn't really tried much of anything before I came, and I found that that to be great. I never felt like I had to do anything, but if I wanted to, I was never scared of the cops. I know friends at other schools who say that whenever they drink, it always has to be hidden.

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Administration: For the regular drunken college bash, security is not strict at all. They choose their battles wisely.

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Administration: Campus police are not very strict, depending where you are. Bars and clubs check IDs, but many are lax on letting in underage kids as long as they have plastic that says they are legal.

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Administration: You can get away with a lot here, and I think students tend to forget that. Yale Police will certainly shut down rowdy parties, but it's more unusual for them to start arresting kids for drinking or getting warrants to search for drugs. I think there's some degree of understanding that college students will break these laws no matter what.Still, the police will get involved in the event that these activities (usually parties) are disturbing other students.

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Administration: It's not very strict. The Yale Police are there to protect you from the New Haven Police. Drinking is pretty big, although if you don't want to, there is really no pressure.

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Weather: It rains, and it gets cold. But when the sun shines, it's warm and gorgeous. Bring a raincoat, a jacket, gloves, a scarf, and a hat; just bring it all.

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Weather: September was really warm and beautiful. We had a bit of snow. Yale is beautiful when the sun is out, and when we had a warm streak, we would sit outside and enjoy the company of our friends.

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Weather: I've only been at Yale for a year, but here's my experience. The fall was incredibly warm and humid, and then by mid-October, it started to cool off. We only got snow once or twice, though. Apparently, it was a very mild winter. It really wasn't that bad at all. It was cold, but nothing unbearable. I'm from Seattle, and it compares. The spring was okay. There was one week in early April that was in the high 80s, but besides that, we got a little rain and it was usually in the 60s or 70s.

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Weather: There are four distinct seasons. Cold and snowy in the winter, pretty hot in the summer. I think New Haven winters might be a bit milder.

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Weather: The weather is cold in the winter and hot in the summer-not surprising for New England weather, which changes all the time.

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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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