Yale University is a private Ivy League research university that was founded in 1701 as the "Collegiate School". It is located in New Haven, Connecticut and is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. In 1718, the school was renamed "Yale College" in recognition of a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. The university was established to train Congregationalist ministers in theology and sacred languages, by 1777 the school's curriculum began to incorporate humanities and sciences. During the 19th century Yale gradually incorporated graduate and professional instruction, awarding the first Ph.D. in the United States in 1861 and organizing as a university in 1887.
Yale has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,430, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 342 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yale University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $45,800 (2014-15).
Yale is organized into twelve constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Graduate School of Arts & 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. While the university is governed by the Yale Corporation, each school's faculty oversees its curriculum and degree programs. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.
The 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Yale University.
Notable Yale alumni include U.S. Presidents (William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush), Nobel Laureates (Paul Krugman, Edmund Phelps, John Bennett Fenn, Raymond Davis Jr., George Akerlof, Thomas A. Steitz), President of the Philippines in World War II (Jose P. Laurel), Fifth president of Germany (Karl Carstens), etc
Cost and Financial Aid
- Tuition and fees: $45,800 (2014-15)
- Room and board $14,000 (2014-15)