Yale University — Overview

Yale University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School in the home of Abraham Pierson, its first rector, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1716 the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718. Yale embarked on a steady expansion, establishing the Medical Institution (1810), Divinity School (1822), Law School (1843), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1847), the School of Fine Arts (1869), and School of Music (1894). In 1887 Yale College became Yale University. It continued to add to its academic offerings with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (1900), School of Nursing (1923), School of Drama (1955), School of Architecture (1972), and School of Management (1974).

As Yale enters its fourth century, it's goal is to become a truly global university?educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge not simply for the United States, but for the entire world. Richard C. Levin, the president of Yale University, says: ?The globalization of the University is in part an evolutionary development.

Ranking   10   7
Country United States
City New Haven
Bachelor (foreigners) 45,800 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 44,800 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 20,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 20,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $1,048 -1,626 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 7.1%
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1701
Abbreviation YU
Teachers 4,786
Students 12,245
Foreigners 19%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Light and truth
• Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
• Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
• Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
• The Ivy League
World ranking 10
Country ranking 7
Academic Reputation 10
Employer Reputation 11
Quality of teaching 7
International Faculty 128
International Students 204
Citations per Faculty 149
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 6
Engineering and Technology 65
Life Sciences and Medicine 8
Natural Science 14
Social Sciences and Management 10
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 47
Physics 36
Chemistry 12
Computer Science 50
Economics & Business 14
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 10
QS World University Rankings 15
ARWU Academic Ranking 11
Cost of living in New Haven
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 521 611
Food 350 635
Transportation 40 140
Communications and utilities 96 109
Clothing 18 66
Sports and leisure 23 65
Total 1,048 1,626
Accommodation in New Haven USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 527
Shared room in city centre 617
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 835
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 1,115
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة ييل
German Yale Universität
Spanish Universidad de Yale
French Université de Yale
Japanese イエール大学
Korean 예일대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Yale
Russian Йельский университет
Chinese 耶鲁大学
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