Yale University is a large research institution chartered in 1701, making it the third-oldest institution of higher education in the US. On top of the numerous academic undergrad degrees at Yale College, students also have access to Multidisciplinary Studies, which examine pressing social challenges, Special Programs, such as Studies in Grand Strategy, and International Experiences, which 64% of the Yale student body utilizes. Before their freshman year, all students are randomly divided up into twelve residential colleges on the New Haven, CT, campus, where they will live and socialize for the next four years. The campus is also home to the Marsh Botanical Garden, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, an observation and planetarium, farm, art gallery, museum of natural history, and the Yale Center for British Art.
yale is the best place on earth. i felt at home within a few weeks and have yet to meet one boring or unlikeable person. the residential college system is probably the highlight of the community.
Elizabeth from Marietta, GA
Yale is Harvard WITHOUT the snobbery, competition, and constant atmosphere of I need to do better than everyone else. The opportunities and resources are virtually unlimited and frankly quite overwhelming. The most important asset of Yale is the people, the students and the professors, who are exactly the type of people you would want to learn with and learn from.