YALE UNIVERSITY

Yale University

| University History

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is a private institution that was founded in 1701. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,746. The school moved to Saybrook and then Wethersfield. In 1716, it moved to New Haven, Connecticut. Yale, who made a fortune through trade while living in Madras as a representative of the East India Company, donated nine bales of goods, which were sold for more than £560, a substantial sum at the time. The colony's Governor Gurdon Saltonstall, Cotton Mather suggested that the school change its name to "Yale College".

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| University Information

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.

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| Admissions

Yale University's ranked 3rd among National Universities in 2019 Best. Its tuition and fees are $53,430 (2018-19). ​