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Yale University

Yale University

Yale University New Haven, CT USA 6520

Founded in 1701, Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. It is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. While the university consistently stands as one of the most prestigious in the world, Yale’s programs in drama and music, social sciences, and engineering are particularly well regarded. In addition to five U.S. presidents, Yale’s notable alumni include journalist Bob Woodward, FedEx founder Fred Smith, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Ranked 5 in the nation, Yale is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 7%, and its graduation rate is 97%. Yale’s tuition rate is $62,250 per year, plus fees. Over 4,500 undergraduates and more than 7,000 graduate and professional students are enrolled. The university offers over 80 undergraduate majors. Its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers advanced degrees in 73 departments, and 12 other professional schools offer additional graduate degrees. Yale follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Yale’s legacy of producing world leaders is rooted in its founding principles: to prepare students to be impactful citizens. Many traditions are honored at Yale, continuing traditions from centuries ago and establishing new meaningful legacies for centuries to come. Students celebrate their achievements at Class Day, and they recognize the establishment of their school at Founders Day. Plus, Yale’s residential facilities have long provided students a close-knit, supportive sense of community during their rigorous studies. But studying isn’t the only activity Yale students engage in – athletics and entertainment are important, too. Competitive athletic teams have been around for more than 150 years, and the university has over 30 varsity teams. Students can also participate in 40 club sports, plus many intramural leagues.

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