Taking a page out of medieval English Universities like Oxford and Cambridge, Yale University instituted a residential college system in the 1930s with 12 colleges to house around 500 students each. It also offers over 2,000 undergraduate courses and houses 12.5 million volumes in two dozen libraries. Thus, Yale incorporates components of both a small college and a large research university. The faculty is known for its special devotion to undergraduate teaching. Many of Yale’s most distinguished senior professors teach introductory courses as well as advanced seminars to undergraduates. Yale’s undergraduates busily take advantage of their world-class professors, prestigious student organizations and surrounding city full of cultural activities to become well rounded people ready to take on the world as engaged and energetic global citizens. Yale sports the oldest collegiate athletic team in Yale Crew and has the oldest collegiate sailing club as well, dating back to 1881. With well-known graduates like Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, George W. Bush and Sonia Sotomayor, this Ivy League institution has always and will always attract the best and brightest and turn them into the movers and shakers of the world.
|Admissions Phone||203 432-9316|
|Codes||SAT: 3987 ACT: 0618 FAFSA: 001426 CSS Profile: 3987|
|Location||New Haven, Connecticut: Small City situated 85 miles north of New York and 140 miles south of Boston|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||Yale Daily News|
|Enrollment||~5,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Political Science, History, Economics|
|Student Life||Student life at Yale revolves around the 12 residential colleges and the plethora of student organizations. Students can join the prestigious Yale International Relations Association, which houses the top-ranked model UN team advised by well-known politicians like John Kerry, or the Yale Drama Association among many other groups. Other groups function by invitation only, such as the well known secret societies like Skull and Bones and the group for those interested in literature and the arts, the Elizabethan Club. Yalies are said to be an easygoing bunch, yet tend to keep themselves busy between rigorous classes, extracurricular activities and social events on and off campus.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall only, Recommendations from college dean and two faculty members required|
|Crossover||Columbia, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton|
|Other||Most Selective (<10% admitted), Early Decision, Early Action, Common Application|
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.