yale university

Yale University is one of the most frequently searched colleges in the United States, according to a recent internet keyword search of American universities. 

Yale is a private Ivy League research university in New England, situated in the state of Connecticut. Founded, believe it or not, in 1701, Yale is the 3rd oldest college in the United States. In fact, in 1861, Yale became the first institution in America to award a PhD degree. 

Back in the day, Yale was a college for sons of the elite. Today, Yale University maintains an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students each semester, with more than half of the school's undergraduates coming from public high schools. Yale offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional certificate programs. Yale consistently ranks 3rd overall among American universities. Only Harvard and Princeton rank higher.  

Regarding the acceptance rate at Yale, it is considered one of the most difficult universities in America to attend. Yale has an acceptance rate of only about 6.3%. But don't let that deter you from applying. 

Notable graduates of Yale include five U.S. Presidents, 60 Nobel laureates, no less than 20 living billionaires, and hundreds more inventors, star athletes, entrepreneurs, and other astonishing success stories. 

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yale University Q&A

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Yale University.

Above: A view of the Yale campus

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1. Where is Yale University?

The main campus of Yale is located in the heart of New Haven. Here is the official mailing and visiting address of Yale's central campus: 

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut


Here is the address of Yale Law School: 

Yale Law School

127 Wall Street

New Haven, Connecticut


2. What is the organizational structure of Yale University?

Yale consists of the following 14 schools: 

  1. Yale College
  2. Yale Divinity School
  3. Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  4. Yale Law School
  5. Yale School of Architecture 
  6. Yale School of Art
  7. Yale School of Drama
  8. Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
  9. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 
  10. Yale School of Management
  11. Yale School of Medicine 
  12. Yale School of Music
  13. Yale School of Nursing
  14. Yale School of Public Health 

3. What undergraduate studies are offered at Yale University?

Undergraduate course offerings at Yale cover a wide range of topics. Here is a list of the undergraduate majors (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs) offered at Yale College:

  • African American Studies 
  • African Studies
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics 
  • Archeological Studies
  • Architecture 
  • Art
  • Astronomy 
  • Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilization 
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Psychology 
  • Computing and the Arts
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures 
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  
  • Economics
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • English 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics, Politics, and Economics 
  • Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
  • Film and Media Studies 
  • French
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Geology and Natural Resources 
  • Geosciences 
  • German Studies
  • Global Affairs
  • Greek (Ancient and Modern) 
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health 
  • Humanities 
  • Italian
  • Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and Comparative Cultures 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Middle East Studies
  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry 
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology 
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 
  • Neuroscience  
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies 
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies 
  • Spanish  
  • Statistics and Data Science 
  • Theater Studies
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Above: An aerial view of Yale 

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4. What graduate programs are available at Yale University?

Graduate students can earn Masters degrees at Yale in any of the following general fields of study, at any of Yale's graduate colleges:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Business
  • Divinity
  • Drama
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry 
  • Health and Medicine (e.g. Anesthesiology; Comparative Medicine; Dermatology; Emergency Medicine; Genetics; Internal Medicine; Neurology; Nursing; Pediatrics; Pharmacology; Radiology; Surgery, and many more)
  • Humanities (e.g. History; Languages; Media Studies; Music; Philosophy; Religious Studies) 
  • Law
  • Management 
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical Sciences (Astronomy; Chemistry; Geology; Geophysics; Mathematics; Physics) 
  • Public Health 
  • Social Sciences (e.g. Archeology; Anthropology; Cultural Studies; Economics; International Affairs; Politics, Psychology, and others) 

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Above: The Yale School of Management

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5. What programs are offered at Yale University Law School?

Yale Law offers J.D., Masters, and Doctoral degree programs in many areas of interest, such as:  

  • Administrative Law 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Corporate and Commercial Law 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law 
  • International Law
  • IT and Media Law 
  • Law and Health 
  • Law Teaching 
  • Legal History
  • Public Interest Law 

Above: A classroom session at Yale Law School. 

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6. How much does it cost to attend Yale University?

According to the Yale website, the total estimated cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses for undergraduate admission (before financial aid) is 

  • Tuition and Fees              $53,430
  • Room                             $  9,000
  • Board                             $  7,000
  • Books & personal             $  3,750
  • TOTAL                           $73,180

Graduate school tuition at Yale varies by school and degree. 

The total annual cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses to attend Yale Law School for the upcoming academic year is estimated to be approximately: 

  • Tuition                                                      $62,017
  • University Administrative & Activities Fee     $  2,250
  • Room, Board, & Personal Expenses              $17,595
  • Books                                                       $  1,100
  • University Hospitalization Coverage             $  2,332
  • TOTAL                                                       $85,294

Other fees may also apply, such as application fees, parking fees, technology fees, health fees, insurance fees, and others. 

Different types of financial aid are available, although undergrads must fill out the FAFSA form. Aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work study programs, or private donations. Most undergraduate students at Yale do not pay the full cost of tuition. 

Above: The football stadium at Yale is one of the world's largest.

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7. What is the Yale University campus like?

The extended campus of Yale occupies just over a thousand acres in a convenient urban setting.

The central campus spans about 260 acres, and is located right smack in the middle of downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The central campus sits adjacent to Yale-New Haven Hospital. New Haven is a pretty little coastal city that borders the Long Island Sound, and is home to approximately 130,000 people. 

The Yale campus is characterized by tall, gothic-style structures, and is landscaped with meticulously manicured lawns. The grounds feature many wonderful works of ornately carved architecture, such as the James Dwight Dana House, the William Taft Mansion, the John Slade Ely House, and Connecticut Hall. Connecticut Hall, a Georgian style building, is the oldest building on campus, constructed in 1750. 

Other campus landmarks and attractions include the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art, the New Haven Museum, the Shubert Theater, the College Street Music Hall, and the Yale University Library, which is the 3rd largest academic library in America. Also nearby are quite a few clubs, cafes, markets, and affordable eateries. 

Student housing is available, both on and off campus. 

The school color is "Yale" blue. The varsity athletes at Yale are called the Bulldogs. They play for the NCAA Division 1 - Ivy League. Yale has more than 30 varsity athletic teams. 

Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Yale include:  

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics 
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming (& Diving)
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Also available on campus are more than a few club and intramural sports, such as some of the ones listed above, as well as archery, fishing, skiing, rugby, and table tennis, to name just a few. 

Apart form sports, Yale University also hosts many hundred undergraduate student groups and organizations, in a diverse range of interests. Among the on-campus student groups are a dance club, and American Red Cross organization, an American Sign Language club, a Black Student Alliance, a Bookmakers Guild, a Chocolate Artisans Association, a Wilderness group, and many others. 

Above: The Yale Bulldogs football team in action.

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Above: Inside Yale's beautiful Battell Chapel, a popular Wedding venue.

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8. What are the distance learning options at Yale University?

Yale offers a versatile selection of topics for online learning. Here is a list of some of the distance learning courses currently available

  • America's Unwritten Constitution
  • Astronomy: Frontiers and Controversies
  • Autism and Related Disorders 
  • Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage
  • Cervantes' Don Quixote
  • Constitutional Law
  • Dante in Translation
  • Death 
  • European Civilization (1648-1945)  
  • Financial Markets 
  • Financial Theory
  • Foundations of Modern Social Theory
  • France Since 1871 
  • Fundamentals of Physics (I & II)
  • Game Theory 
  • Introduction to Classical Music
  • Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature
  • Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Milton 
  • Mitigating Agriculutre's Impact 
  • Moral Foundations of Politics
  • Moralities of Everyday Life
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
  • Roman Architecture 
  • The American Novel Since 1945
  • The American Revolution 

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9. What is the contact information for Yale University?

To reach the main campus of Yale, or for general information, call 203-432-4771

For the undergraduate admissions office at Yale, you can call 203-432-9316. 

To contact the Yale Law School, call 203-432-4992. 

For questions pertaining to financial aid at Yale, call 203-432-2700. 

Above: Downtown New Haven, Connecticut.

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