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Yale University

New Haven, CT


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    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Urban
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Yale University is a medium, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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Yale is best defined by the word "and." Yale is both a research university and a liberal arts college. Its students and scholars are driven by the constant pursuit of innovation and more than 300 years of tradition. Yale students excel in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering at the highest levels, without being limited to a single discipline. Students of all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, and interests join a global intellectual community that values a multifaceted approach to undergraduate education. All undergraduates are enrolled in a single liberal arts college at the heart of the university, offering nearly 2,000 courses and 80 majors. Students begin their academic journey undeclared, with access to all the same courses, and without the restrictions of a core curriculum. Every incoming first-year student is randomly assigned to one of fourteen Residential Colleges. These close-knit communities, housed in stunning buildings centered on green courtyards serve as microcosms of Yale's diverse student population, while preserving the intimacy of a smaller college experience. Yale students mount over 250 theatrical and musical performances each year; write for dozens undergraduate publications; celebrate their identities through numerous religious and cultural groups; and compete on nearly 100 varsity, club, and intramural athletic teams. Students travel to more than 50 foreign countries annually, engaging in scholarship, research, and public service through more than 1,000 internship, fellowship, research, and study abroad opportunities. By embracing "and," Yale students develop a strong foundation for positions of leadership in any field anywhere in the world.

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