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Yale University

New Haven, CT 06520 | (203) 432-4771

Overview

 

Yale University is a private institution that was founded in 1701. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,472, its setting is city, and the campus size is 345 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yale University’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $51,400 (2017-18).

 

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is known for its excellent drama and music programs, which reach outside the classroom with student organizations such as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a famous a cappella group, and the Yale Dramatic Association. The Yale Bulldogs compete in the Ivy League and are well known for their rivalry with Harvard. Students are assigned to live in one of 14 residential colleges during their time at Yale. Each college has a head and dean who live in the college and eat with students in the dining halls. Cultural centers provide a space for students to build a sense of cultural identity on campus.

 

Yale is made up of the College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 12 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. The School of Drama, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Divinity School are also well-regarded graduate programs. The Yale Record is the oldest college humor magazine in the nation. Dwight Hall is an independent umbrella organization that fosters student service and activism in the New Haven community and beyond. Yale is well known for its secret societies, the most famous of which are the Skull and Bones Society, which boasts members such as George W. Bush and John Kerry, and the Scroll and Key Society. Distinguished Yale alumni include actress Meryl Streep, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and actor Edward Norton.

 

Student Life

 

Yale University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,472, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Yale University is part of the NCAA I.

 

Campus Services

 

Yale University offers a number of student services, including non remedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, 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, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Yale University.

 

Campus Safety

 

Campus safety data were reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to do their own research to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.

Criminal Offenses — On-Campus
Criminal Offenses — On-Campus 1 2013 2014 2015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Rape
N/A
13
17
Incest
N/A
0
0
Statutory Rape
N/A
0
0
Fondling
N/A
4
9
Sex offenses – Forcible
12
N/A
N/A
Sex offenses – non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)
0
N/A
N/A
Robbery
2
4
10
Aggravated assault
0
0
4
Burglary
52
33
69
Motor vehicle theft
3
2
6
Arson
0
1
0
Criminal Offenses — On-Campus Student Housing Facility
Criminal Offenses — On-Campus Student Housing Facility 2013 2014 2015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Rape
N/A
11
16
Incest
N/A
0
0
Statutory Rape
N/A
0
0
Fondling
N/A
2
4
Sex offenses – Forcible
10
N/A
N/A
Sex offenses – non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)
0
N/A
N/A
Robbery
0
0
1
Aggravated assault
0
0
1
Burglary
41
17
60
Motor vehicle theft
0
0
0
Arson
0
0
0
Arrests — Noncampus Building or Property
Arrests — Noncampus Building or Property 2013 2014 2015
Illegal weapons possession
0
0
0
Drug law violations
0
0
5
Liquor law violations
1
0
1
Arrests — On-Campus
Arrests — On-Campus 2013 2014 2015
Illegal weapons possession
1
0
0
Drug law violations
38
27
13
Liquor law violations
20
6
3
Arrests — On-Campus Student Housing Facility
Arrests — On-Campus Student Housing Facility 2013 2014 2015
Illegal weapons possession
0
0
0
Drug law violations
6
5
1
Liquor law violations
12
0
3
Criminal Offenses — Non campus Building or Property
Criminal Offenses — Noncampus Building or Property 2013 2014 2015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Negligent manslaughter
0
0
0
Rape
N/A
0
1
Incest
N/A
0
0
Statutory Rape
N/A
0
0
Fondling
N/A
0
0
Sex offenses – Forcible
0
N/A
N/A
Sex offenses – non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)
0
N/A
N/A
Robbery
1
0
0
Aggravated assault
0
1
2
Burglary
4
4
1
Motor vehicle theft
4
1
1
Arson
0
0
1

Ranking Indicators

 

Yale University is ranked #3 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.

 

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