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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Rain Rain, Go Away – Winters are sooooo long. It's raining right now, ew.

2 College Freshman

Weather: If you're from the east coast, the random tropical (yes, tropical) thunder showers, temperature dips and heat spells, the cold, and gray skies will be nothing new to you. West coasters will discover the magic of snow and clothing that actually covers your body. Nothing spectacularly different here, just New England weather, no different from anywhere else in the region (except for being a little warmer than say, Boston). While people will always complain about rain "ruining plans", it's really not remotely a big deal and people will do whatever they want to and need to regardless. And snow is just a lot of fun - don't be surprised if you get pulled into a spontaneous snowball fight!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: College life is great. We have a seven-person suite with three singles and a beautiful common room. So much personality! It really varies, though.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The One and Only – Yale really has so so so many opportunities to offer its students. Our enormous endowment doubtlessly has to do with that. We have every activity that you can imagine -- and if you can imagine something else, Yale will fund it. The greatest professors in the world, an unbelievably driven and deep student body, beautiful residences, and a REAL social scene, I swear!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ups and Downs – Freshman year was tough, but that was personal. I think Yale is just a tough place to adjust to -- the competition is high in every area of life, and focusing is an absolute must. That said, I've met some of the most interesting and intelligent people I ever will meet, and I've learned so much.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not a Huge Deal – I have not encountered much of a drug scene at Yale. I would guess that people often are smoking pot but I've heard tell of harder drugs like cocaine, etc. For the most part though, people use alcohol.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The student body at Yale is designed to be diverse. Part of the admissions committees decision process rests on creating classes of Yalies who represent all types of people. I feel like I have met students who represent nearly every different political, economic, sexual, and ethnic identities at Yale. Students hail from dozens of countries and all 50 US states. That said, there certainly is a high percentage of students from the Northeast, but may be due to the Yale's location (which is, after all, in the Northeast).

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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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