Yale University is a private Ivy League research university ranked among the very top in the country by U.S. News & World report, and in the world by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education.
The university encompasses Yale College for undergraduate programs, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the professional schools. Students also take advantage of a wide range of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and more. Yale offers 2,000+ undergraduate courses in liberal arts and sciences, taught by renowned professors. The Yale Law School is one of the most selective law schools in the country.
- College Type: Private
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban
Known for its remarkable depth of learning, Yale has educated many of the nation’s leaders, including Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Gerald Ford, as well as 19 Supreme Court justices, and several foreign heads of state.
The university holds the second largest endowment of any academic institution in the world, and is home to two dozen libraries, with more than 12 million volumes.
The New Haven campus encompasses 260 acres of land, as well as a golf course and nature preserves. One of the oldest educational institutions in the country, Yale is home to iconic buildings, including the Louis Kahn Art Gallery and the Paul Rudolph Aet & Architecture Building, as well as many beautifully restored 19th century mansions.
Yale competes in NCAA Division I Ivy League sports.