College Student 2013-11-08T04:59:12Z
Everyone on campus has their own laptop. That being said, there are a million computer labs and printing is relatively cheap. Network reliability: the network probably goes down for 5 minutes twice a month and for those five minutes, it is literally the worst because you NEED your internet right NOW. Network speed = lightning speed. Never seen a faster connection.
College Student 2013-11-08T04:56:22Z
I can pretty much give it 5 stars. Parties abound Wednesday-Saturday, and there is almost ALWAYS some party going on. Off campus options are easily accessible, but under 21 usually pays $5, which is sometimes a bit annoying, except for the fact that there is literally always a party going on on campus, and drunk 3 am hangouts are of course mandatory at least once a month and available, again, anywhere.
College Student 2013-11-08T04:53:22Z
Everything and everywhere is gorgeous. So many ridiculously beautiful study spots. Student hangouts = mostly in dorms or in dining halls or wherever they find a place to sit, which could literally be anywhere.
College Student 2013-11-08T04:51:41Z
There is literally every single kind of person here. Yale is known as the "gay ivy" for good reason: being gay here is 100% accepted and it's not weird at all or looked down upon in the least. It's definitely better to be gay here than likely anywhere else in the country. Political beliefs = moderately liberal (all at least somewhat socially liberal, diverse fiscally/economically). Economic background and ethnic/racial diversity, there is literally everyone you could possible meet you will meet.
College Student 2013-11-08T04:48:37Z
Three types of athletics: IMs, Club, and Varsity. IMs are very low intensity and fun and non-committal. Club is a worse version of varsity, and they are generally more intense, but their games are not well attended. Varsities are well attended, especially Yale-Harvard, and a big time commitment. Sports are definitely present on campus, but not overbearing like at some other universities.
College Student 2013-10-26T14:33:28Z
Yale Divinity School has a wonderfully diverse atmosphere. Students of all backgrounds and orientations are made to feel welcome and accepted, with student organizations for additional support.
College Student 2013-10-26T14:28:52Z
New Haven is a wonderfully cultural city, it reminds me of 'little New York'. Shopping, restaurants, museums are all downtown and take kindly to the student population.
College Student 2013-10-26T14:26:14Z
Parking is ample for permit holders and all university parking lots open to the public after a certain hour in the afternoon.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T19:45:24Z
The Residential College system is amazingly effective at creating small, close communities and fostering friendships among students. All Yale undergraduates are members of one of the twelve colleges and they live, eat, compete in intramural sports, and much more with the members of their college. Each college is its own distinct building (by building I mean palace) with its own dining hall, libraries, gym, and courtyard(s). Each of the colleges also has its own unique facilities such as underground theaters, wood shops, basketball courts, pottery studios, movie rooms, etc. All colleges have their own master and dean who are responsible for the well-being of the students in their college, and who plan special events or outings for the students. All in all, the residential colleges provide a truly wonderful experience, and students have a lot of pride in their colleges.
As for actual living spaces, Yale students live in spacious, newly renovated suites, all of which have large common rooms. Bathrooms may either be shared by a floor (~8-14 people) or by a suite. Rooms are mostly doubles, though there are also many singles available.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T19:20:45Z
Academics at Yale are incredible. I am only a freshman, yet I am already taking classes from some of the best professors Yale has to offer - all of them have conducted significant amounts of research or authored books in their fields. Classes are a joy, my fellow students are inspiring and intellectually engaging, homework is intense but manageable, and professors are always easily accessible. My largest class this semester only has 16 students - the small class sizes really allow me to get to know my professors.
Yale has a huge variety of classes from which to choose, and flipping through the course catalog at the beginnings of the semesters can sometimes be overwhelming. But students are guaranteed to find classes that fit their particular interests within larger fields of study.
College Freshman 2013-10-22T19:09:02Z
The shuttle at Yale is free although service can sometimes be somewhat spotty. The campus is pretty compact, however, so it's not impractical to simply walk everywhere.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-11T20:59:42Z
Rules and regulations are mostly focused/enforced based on student safety. This is particularly true with regards to alcohol. If you're not bothering others or hurting yourself, you can probably do it.
College Sophomore 2013-10-06T01:50:49Z
Bring your own. Most people seem to have macs.
College Sophomore 2013-10-06T01:48:56Z
This is probably the worst thing about Yale. The best times to be on campus are the first 2 months of the school year and the last month. In between lies many cold, often snowy days.This mainly poses a problem when walking to and from classes. There's also a lot of humidity.
College Sophomore 2013-09-26T02:11:44Z
Most parties are on campus, but there are also some local places for clubbing, drinking, etc. And if you can't find anything in New Haven, we're just a short train ride from NYC and Boston!
College Sophomore 2013-09-26T01:57:00Z
AMAZING! Forget those "dorms" that kids are other colleges live in. At Yale, you get a suite, which is more like an apartment. Suites are shared between multiple people, and include a common room, bathroom, and bedrooms. I could not ask for anything better. The suites are large, clean, and renovated regularly. Because our housing system is so beloved, 90% of the student body lives on campus!
College Sophomore 2013-09-26T01:51:25Z
Health & Safety:
Before learning much about Yale, some people assume it is dangerous because New Haven isn't the nicest city. However, I have NEVER felt unsafe here. I've gone for walks around campus at midnight, and everything was fine. All of the "rougher" parts of the city are off-campus, and you honestly have no reason to go there. Everything you need is right on campus. And the crime that might occur is petty crime, like theft. You won't read about students getting murdered or anything like that.
College Sophomore 2013-09-26T01:45:58Z
If you can get into Yale, the administration trusts you to not destroy the college in a drunken riot. Parties and alcohol are abundant if you are looking for it. On move-in day, a freshman unloaded a large pack of beer from his parent's car, and I saw a police officer nearby laughing. No one really cares if you drink or get a bit rowdy. Just be respectful of others, and everything will be fine. I'd also like to note that those who don't want to drink are not pressured to do so. Basically, everyone respects each others decisions.
College Sophomore 2013-09-26T01:39:43Z
The majority of students have competed at least once in an intramural sport- we have everything from basketball to ultimate frisbee to water polo to table tennis, and it's a lot of fun! As far as varsity sports, we are not so hot (although we just got a new university president who may change that). Our men's hockey team won the NCAA national championship last season, but our other sports are mediocre at best. School spirit can be seen at hockey and women's volleyball games, as well as most games against Harvard (especially at "The Game").
College Sophomore 2013-08-14T04:22:49Z
My biggest issue with dining is breakfast. I know a lot of people don't like getting up to eat breakfast, but i really enjoy it, so it bugs me that Monday through Friday, I either have to trudge up to Commons for a hot breakfast or deal with the "continental breakfast" available in the other dining halls; and then on the weekends, if I get up for breakfast, it's "continental", but brunch is a feast. Besides that, the food can be a little monotonous, especially at Commons.
College Sophomore 2013-08-14T04:20:32Z
People drink. People do drugs. It's most visible at night, especially on the weekends. The Yale Police are as lenient as they can be, and the policy is that alcohol and drug use is viewed as a health concern, not a behavioral concern. This is good because people are less afraid to get help for a friend who has had a little too much to drink.
College Sophomore 2013-08-14T04:17:00Z
Guys & Girls:
There's a saying around Yale: "one in four, maybe more". Except it's more like, "one in two, maybe you". Good luck being a straight girl on campus. Trust me, you will have your heart broken at some point because you fell for a guy who turned out to be gay.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T23:47:22Z
Health & Safety:
Yale's campus is very safe, the rest of New Haven, not so much.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T23:46:51Z
It's Yale, so academics is pretty much the strong suit here
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T23:45:48Z
Great, but no AC so August is rough. Also, no kitchens. But other than that they are generally great.
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