Top University: Yale University

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Yale University is a private institution that was founded in 1701. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,349, its setting is city, and the campus size is 315 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yale University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $42,300 (2012-13).



Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., is known for its excellent drama and music programs, which reach outside the classroom with student organizations such as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a famous a capella group, and the Yale Dramatic Association. The Yale Bulldogs compete in the Ivy League and are well known for their rivalry with Harvard. Students are assigned to live in one of 12 residential colleges during their time at Yale. Each college has a master and dean who live in the college and eat with students in the dining halls. Cultural houses provide a space for students to build a sense of cultural identity on campus.


Yale is comprised of the College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and 13 professional schools. Included in the professional schools are the top ranked Law School and highly ranked School of Management, School of Medicine , School of Art, and School of Nursing. The School of Drama, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Divinity School are also well-regarded graduate programs. The "Yale Record" is the oldest college humor magazine in the nation. Dwight Hall is an independent umbrella organization that fosters student service and activism in the local New Haven community. Yale is well known for its secret societies, the most famous of which are the Skull and Bone Society, which boasts members such as George W. Bush and John Kerry, and the Scroll and Key Society. Distinguished Yale alumni include actress Meryl Streep, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, and actor Edward Norton.


Yale is both a small college and a large research university. The College is surrounded by thirteen distinguished graduate and professional schools, and...


When applying to Yale University, it's important to note the application deadline is December 31, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Yale University is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 7.7 percent.



Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Yale University is 5:1, and the school has 77.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Yale University include: Political Science and Government, General; Economics, General; History, General; Psychology, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 99.0 percent.


Student Life

Yale University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,349, with a gender distribution of 49.9 percent male students and 50.1 percent female students. At this school, 88.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12.0 percent of students live off campus. Yale University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.


Campus Info & Services

Yale University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Yale University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Yale University, 5 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Yale University.


Paying for School

At Yale University, 56.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $40,894.

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