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Yale University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
5,296
Total Undergrads
Including 28 Part-time
1,343
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Ivy Group

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

14
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $134,764)
16
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $86,219)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 117 125 - -
Baseball 30 - Yes Yes
Basketball 16 16 Yes Yes
Fencing 18 17 - -
Field Hockey - 20 Yes Yes
Football 109 - - Yes
Golf 14 9 Yes Yes
Gymnastics - 11 - -
Ice Hockey 28 23 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 41 26 Yes -
Other Sports 35 - - -
Rowing 33 49 - -
Sailing - 23 - -
Soccer 26 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Squash 15 15 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 27 - Yes
Tennis 12 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Curling - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.8%
Hispanic 5.7%
Non-resident alien 18.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 16.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 42.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 14
Liquor Law Violation 34
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 10
Property Crime 34

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Clinton [Class of 73], Former US president
  • Ed Norton [Class of 91], Actor
  • George H.W. Bush [Class of 48], Former US president
  • George W. Bush [Class of 68], Former US president
  • Gerald Ford [Class of 41], Former US president
  • Hillary Clinton [Class of 73], Senator
  • Jodie Foster [Class of 84], Actress
  • Meryl Streep [Class of 75], Actress
  • Sigourney Weaver [Class of 74], Actress
  • William Howard Taft [Class of 1878], Former US president
Reviews Dorm Life
  • MK
  • 5
  • I love the residential college system. It creates the sense that you are attending a smaller school with all the benefits of a larger research university. And I made instant…

  • Jun-03-2012 Read More
  • Elizabeth from Marietta, GA
  • 5
  • old campus is amazing for freshman. you live in suites often with in-suite bathrooms. my suite has four people: two singles and a double. it has two fireplaces and wood-paneled…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Yalun from Walnut, CA
  • 4
  • Residential colleges are beautiful. You can feel the knowledge and creativity as well as world renowned heritage just oozing out of the crevices. Dorms are adamantly big, you have a…

  • May-19-2012 Read More
  • J
  • 5
  • Every university should have a suite configuration and a residential college system. This is one of the reasons why I chose Yale. First, the suites allow you to become closer…

  • Jul-07-2012 Read More
  • Anna from Missouri
  • 4
  • yale has amazing housing options. everyone lives in a suite, where you share a common room with four to ten people. it creates a sense of community and the minute…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Kevin from Margate, FL
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Food was amazing when I first attended this school but as expected I got tired of the food and began to miss the food from home (which I used to be tired of lol).

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Food is acceptable compared to other colleges, but the amount of vegetarian options can cater more to the healthier choices than not.

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  • 4
  • Brea from Freeport, NY
  • Nov-28-2013 I am a current student here

    There are soooo many options for dining halls! The food and ambience is great! No need to worry about running out of dollars or anything like that. You get three meals a day so no need to budget. This only becomes problematic when its 11 pm and you want food but its not breakfast lunch or dinner time.

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  • 4
  • Victoria from Fredericksburg, VA
  • Apr-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Yale has great food most of the time! There are always vegetarian options, and the fruits and vegetables are organic. Sometimes the food can be a little iffy, but there's always a sandwich bar and cereal if you're not quite feeling the entree.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Portage, MI
  • Apr-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Yale makes a consistent effort to offer vegetarian, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, etc options for those with diet restrictions. Yale is also very environmentally conscious and tries to incorporate as much local food as possible into the menus. In addition, because there is a great deal of diversity within the student body, the variety of dishes is quite good. There is a lot of international food. Also, the dining halls are gorgeous, and there are tons of them. You will never be bored with Yale's dining.

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  • 5
  • Neems from Oakland, CA
  • Mar-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is excellent and cooked right in front of you by chefs. You can eat at one of the 12 dining halls on campus - each one is unique.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kevin from Margate, FL
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Yale definitely isn't as large as in other schools but it is definitely there if you want it.

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  • 0
  • Brea from Freeport, NY
  • Nov-28-2013 I am a current student here

    there are so many frats and sororities to cater to any and everyone. And if you don't wanna pledge but you still wanna party no worries! i'm not in a sorority and i go to every frat party with no feelings of not belonging.

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  • 0
  • Victoria from Fredericksburg, VA
  • Apr-23-2013 I am a current student here

    There are definitely sororities and frats, but they're not as big as they are on other campuses. I'm not in a sorority, but I have friends who are and they love it.

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  • 0
  • CC '16
  • Jan-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't a huge part of the Yale experience. I definitely exists but you won't feel like you're missing out on anything if you don't get involved.

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  • 0
  • Benjamin (Ben) from Mobile, AL
  • Jan-23-2013 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I haven't heard alot about the Fraternities or sororities, except that they're not very prominent.

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  • 0
  • Alex
  • Nov-27-2012 I am a current student here

    Available if you want it, but plenty of fun and interaction in each of the houses as well. It is easy to float socially between them.

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  • 0
  • TNJ from New Haven, CT
  • Jul-25-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life for females (as in sororities) is very limited; there are some frats for men, but even then, Greek life doesn't seem nearly as widespread here as it is at many other colleges.

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