Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1701, which makes it the third oldest university in the U.S. It was first named as “Collegiate School” and renamed after the British East India Company governor Elihu Yale as the “Yale University”. Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. The university’s central campus in downtown New Haven is spread across 260 acres. In 2011, Travel+Leisure listed the Yale campus as one of the most beautiful in the United States. The university has received the second largest endowment of any educational institution valued at $29.4 billion as of October 2018.


As of October 2018, 61 Nobel laureates, 5 Fields Medallists and 3 Turing award winners have been affiliated with Yale University. In addition, Yale has graduated many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 20 living billionaires and many heads of state. Hundreds of members of Congress and many U.S. diplomats, 78 MacArthur Fellows, 247 Rhodes Scholars and 119 Marshall Scholars have been affiliated with the university.


Yale wants to improve the world for future generations through world-class research and education. It also believes in practice of preservation of knowledge. It provides scholarships to aspiring leaders present all over the world and turns them into thorough professionals. These professionals then go on to use their wealth of knowledge for the betterment of society. The university achieves its goals through the exchange of ideas between faculty, students and alumni in an environment which is highly ethical.

Faculty and Research

Yale Corporation governs the university but each school’s faculty supervises its degree programs and curriculum. There are over 4483 professional faculty members creating cutting edge technology through research. The total number of researchers at Yale is 869. The student-faculty ratio at Princeton University is 6:1, and the school has 73.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. There are many top research centres and institutes at Yale. The researchers also get to access several laboratories that can be used to come up with new discoveries. Given below are the facilities related to different fields like science, engineering, medical science, social science, arts etc. that are provided to researchers at Yale:

Medical & Health Sciences

  • Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center
  • Edward Zigler Center In Child Development & Social Policy
  • Emerging Infections Program
  • Global Health initiative
  • Aging Program
  • Bone Center
  • Haskins Laboratories
  • Human & Translational Immunology
  • Kavli Institute For Neuroscience
  • Liver Center
  • Magnetic Resonance Research Center
  • Positron Emission Tomography Center (Pet Center)
  • School Of Medicine: Research Programs, Centers, & Organizations
  • Stem Cell Center
  • Tobacco Center Of Regulatory Science
  • Women’s Health Research At Yale
  • Yale Cancer Center
  • Yale Center For Clinical investigation
  • Yale Program In Sleep
  • Yale Stress Center
  • Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
  • Cancer Biology Institute
  • Cancer Prevention & Control Research Programs
  • Center for Nicotine & Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY)
  • Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)
  • Center for Statistical Genomics & Proteomics
  • Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism
  • Child Study Center
  • Center for Children’s Surgical Research
  • Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aids (CIRA)
  • Center for Medical Informatics
  • Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration Research
  • Childhood Violent Trauma Center
  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
  • Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Yale boswell editions
  • Yale center for business & the environment
  • Yale center for emotional intelligence
  • Yale center for environmental law & policy
  • Yale center for faith & Culture Yale center for the study of globalization
  • Yale center for the study of race, indigeneity, and transnational migration
  • Yale Indian papers project
  • Yale world fellows program
  • Human relations area files
  • Institute of sacred music
  • Institution for social & policy studies
  • Interdisciplinary center for bioethics
  • International center for finance
  • Jackson institute for global affairs
  • John M. Olin Center for law, economics and public policy
  • Jonathan Edwards center
  • Schell Center for international human rights
  • Whitney & Betty Macmillan center for international & area studies
  • Whitney humanities center
  • Benjamin Franklin papers
  • Center for collaborative arts & media
  • Center for customer insights
  • Center for historical enquiry & the social sciences
  • Center for teaching & learning
  • The China center
  • Cowles foundation for research in economics
  • Economic growth center
  • Gilder Lehrman center for the study of slavery, resistance, & abolition

Sciences & Engineering

  • Yale center for research computing
  • Yale institute for biospheric studies (YIBS)
  • Yale institute for nanoscience & quantum engineering (YINQE)
  • Yale institute for network science
  • Yale quantum institute
  • Chemical biology institute
  • Energy sciences institute
  • Global institute of sustainable forestry
  • Institute for the preservation of cultural heritage
  • Microbial sciences institute
  • Nanobiology institute
  • Social science statistical laboratory
  • Systems biology institute cancer biology institute
  • Center for combustion studies
  • Center for earth observation (CEO)
  • Center for green chemistry & green engineering at Yale
  • Center for industrial ecology
  • Center for laser diagnostics
  • Center for research on interface structures & phenomena (CRISP)
  • Center for scientific teaching


The most popular majors at Yale University include: Economics, General; Political Science and Government, General; History, General; Psychology, General; and Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. Following are the constituent schools of Yale University:

  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Yale’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has 73 departments. It offers programs leading to M.A., M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees.

  • School of Architecture

The Yale School of Architecture’s mandate for each student is to perceive architecture as a productive, innovative and creative practice.

  • School of Art

The Yale School of Art has a long and distinguished history of training artists of the highest caliber.

  • Divinity School

Yale Divinity School educates the spiritual leaders, scholars, and ministers of the future.

  • School of Drama

Yale School of Drama students are taught to create bold art that engages the mind and senses. Its alumni have also raised the standards of professional practice around the world in most theatrical disciplines.

  • School of Engineering & Applied Science

The students at Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science do thorough research to develop cutting-edge technologies to deal with the global societal problems.

  • School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The aim of faculty at this school is to sustain and restore the well-being of the people and the long-term health of the biosphere.

  • Law School

Yale Law School provides an environment that features world-renowned faculty, small classes, and loads of opportunities for clinical training and public service. All these things help in honing some of the world’s finest legal minds.

  • School of Management

The students, faculty, and alumni at the School of Management are committed to understand the complex forces that can transform global markets and build organizations that contribute lasting value to society.

  • School of Medicine

The graduates from this school become leaders and innovators in the fields of medicine, health care, biotechnology and clinical practise.

  • School of Music

Many creative musicians are enrolled in this school. It is also a leader in educating cultural leaders of tomorrow.

  • School of Nursing

The nursing community in this school consider high quality patient-centred health care as a social right and aim to provide its access to everyone.

  • School of Public Health

For new innovation several research programs are supported at this school. The research work is carried out keeping in mind the impact it will have on the health of people on a global scale.


In 2016, the university was also ranked 6th in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Rankings and 8th in the THE Academic World Reputation Rankings. During the same year it was also ranked 10th in the CWUR World University Rankings, 11th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 10th in Nature Index for quality of scientific research output. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Yale 3rd among U.S. national universities for 2016, as it has for each of the past sixteen years, in every list trailing only Princeton and Harvard.

Campus Services

Yale University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial 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.

Cost of education and financial aid

Its tuition and fees are $53,430, plus an additional $16,000 for room and board for the year 2018-19. Financial aid for master’s degree courses is completely dependent on the individual departments. Given below is the formula for the calculation of estimated net cost that has to be paid by a student:

Estimated Cost of Attendance – Gift Aid = Estimated Net Cost

1. Estimated Cost of Attendance: Tuition, room, board, books, travel expenses and personal expenses for one Yale student for one full academic year.

2. Gift Aid: The Yale Scholarship, and any government or external awards. Gift aid does not need to be repaid.

3. Estimated Net Cost: The amount a student and his/her family is expected to contribute towards the cost of a Yale education. Yale will calculate this number every year based on the information provided in a financial aid application.

Job Prospects

Leading companies like Microsoft, IBM etc. recruit Yale graduates. And it doesn’t stop there. Top educational and research institutes like Yale University itself hire the Yale graduates. According to the data provided by PayScale, the median starting salary of a Yale graduate is $80,000 per annum.

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