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.

Programs - Bachelor - Yale University

Bachelor African American Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor African Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor American Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Anthropology (B.A.)
Bachelor Applied Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Applied Physics (B.S.)
Bachelor Archaeological Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Architecture (B.A.)
Bachelor Art (B.A.)
Bachelor Astronomy (B.A.)
Bachelor Astronomy and Physics (B.S.)
Bachelor Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Bachelor Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Bachelor Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Chinese (B.A.)
Bachelor Classical Civilization (B.A.)
Bachelor Classics (Greek and Latin) (B.A.)
Bachelor Classics (Greek) (B.A.)
Bachelor Classics (Latin) (B.A.)
Bachelor Cognitive Science (B.A.)
Bachelor Computer Science (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Computer Science and Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Computer Science and Psychology (B.A.)
Bachelor Computing and the Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor East Asian Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Economics (B.A.)
Bachelor Economics and Mathematics (B.A.)
Bachelor Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Bachelor Electrical Engineering and Computer
Bachelor Engineering
Bachelor Engineering Sciences (Chemical) (B.S.)
Bachelor Engineering Sciences (Electrical, Environmental, or Mechanical)(B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor English (B.A.)
Bachelor Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Bachelor Environmental Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Ethics, Politics, and Economics (B.A.)
Bachelor Ethnicity, Race, and Migration*
Bachelor Film Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor French (B.A.)
Bachelor Geology and Geophysics (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor German (B.A.)
Bachelor German Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Global Affairs (B.A.)
Bachelor Greek, Ancient and Modern (B.A.)
Bachelor History (B.A.)
Bachelor History of Art (B.A.)
Bachelor History of Science, History of Medicine (B.A.)
Bachelor Humanities (B.A.)
Bachelor International Studies*
Bachelor Italian (B.A.)
Bachelor Japanese (B.A.)
Bachelor Judaic Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Latin American Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Linguistics (B.A.)
Bachelor Literature (B.A.)
Bachelor Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Mathematics and Philosophy (B.A.)
Bachelor Mathematics and Physics (B.S.)
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Bachelor Modern Middle East Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Music (B.A.)
Bachelor Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (B.A.)
Bachelor Philosophy (B.A.)
Bachelor Physics (B.S.)
Bachelor Physics and Philosophy (B.A.)
Bachelor Political Science (B.A.)
Bachelor Portuguese (B.A.)
Bachelor Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Religious Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Russian (B.A.)
Bachelor Russian and East European Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Science (B.S.)
Bachelor Sexuality Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Sociology (B.A.)
Bachelor South Asian Studies*
Bachelor Spanish (B.A.)
Bachelor Special Divisional Major (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Statistics (B.A. or B.S.)
Bachelor Theater Studies (B.A.)
Bachelor Women’s, Gender, and
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Programs - Master - Yale University

Master African American Studies Combined Ph.D.
Master African Studies M.A.
Master American Studies M.A., Ph.D.
Master AnthropologyPh.D.
Master Applied MathematicsM.S., Ph.D.
Master Applied PhysicsPh.D.
Master Archaeological StudiesM.A.
Master ArchitecturePh.D.
Master AstronomyPh.D.
Master Biomedical EngineeringPh.D.
Master Cell BiologyPh.D.
Master Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyPh.D.
Master Chemical and Environmental EngineeringPh.D.
Master ChemistryPh.D.
Master ClassicsPh.D.
Master Comparative LiteraturePh.D.
Master Computational Biology and BioinformaticsM.S., Ph.D.
Master Computer ScienceM.S., Ph.D.
Master East Asian Languages and LiteraturesPh.D.
Master East Asian StudiesM.A.
Master Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyPh.D.
Master EconomicsPh.D.
Master Electrical EngineeringPh.D.
Master English Language and LiteratureM.A., Ph.D.
Master Epidemiology and Public HealthM.S., Ph.D.
Master European and Russian StudiesM.A.
Master Experimental PathologyPh.D.
Master Film StudiesCombined Ph.D.
Master Forestry and Environmental StudiesPh.D.
Master FrenchPh.D.
Master GeneticsPh.D.
Master Geology and GeophysicsPh.D.
Master Germanic Languages and LiteraturesM.A., Ph.D.
Master History of ArtPh.D.
Master History of Science and MedicineM.A., Ph.D.
Master HistoryM.A., Ph.D.
Master ImmunobiologyPh.D.
Master International and Development EconomicsM.A.
Master International RelationsM.A.
Master Investigative MedicinePh.D.
Master Italian Language and LiteraturePh.D.
Master LinguisticsPh.D.
Master ManagementPh.D.
Master MathematicsM.S., Ph.D.
Master Mechanical Engineering and Materials SciencePh.D.
Master Medieval StudiesM.A., Ph.D.
Master MicrobiologyPh.D.
Master Molecular Biophysics and BiochemistryM.S., Ph.D.
Master Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyPh.D.
Master MusicM.A., Ph.D.
Master Near Eastern Languages and CivilizationsM.A., Ph.D.
Master NeurobiologyPh.D.
Master NeurosciencePh.D.
Master NursingPh.D.
Master PharmacologyPh.D.
Master PhilosophyPh.D.
Master PhysicsPh.D.
Master Political SciencePh.D.
Master PsychologyPh.D.
Master Religious StudiesPh.D.
Master Renaissance StudiesPh.D.
Master Slavic Languages and LiteraturesM.A., Ph.D.
Master SociologyPh.D.
Master Spanish and PortuguesePh.D.
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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
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Yale blue
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 ranking10
Country ranking7
Academic Reputation10
Employer Reputation11
Quality of teaching7
International Faculty128
International Students204
Citations per Faculty149
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities6
Engineering and Technology65
Life Sciences and Medicine8
Natural Science14
Social Sciences and Management10
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science50
Economics & Business14
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking10
QS World University Rankings15
ARWU Academic Ranking11
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
Accommodation in New Haven USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre527
Shared room in city centre617
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre835
1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,115
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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