The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Shopping period
  2. 2
    Master's Teas
  3. 3
    Brilliant professors
  4. 4
    Beautiful architecture
  5. 5
    Study abroad programs, like Yale Summer Session or Yale in London
  6. 6
    Residential college system
  7. 7
    Yale University Art Gallery
  8. 8
    Toad's Place
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    Open acceptance of various faiths and beliefs
  10. 10
    Fascinating, intelligent, engaging people
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    Abundance of weekend activities: plays, parties, musical performances, etc.
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    The libraries

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
99% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 6 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
96% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
71% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
97% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
62% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
89% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
76% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Campus Pride
55% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
90% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
74% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
77% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
67% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 79% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-58% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

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    The weather
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    New Haven neighborhoods surrounding Yale's campus
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    Lack of time
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    Meal plan requirement
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    Distributional (Hu, Sc, So) and Skills (WR, L, QR) requirements
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    Lack of easy or inexpensive parking
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    High expectations in academics and other areas of life
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    High workload in December and May (right before finals)
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    Transportation to/from airports

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,300, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,150.
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