College Junior 2013-02-08T21:00:37Z
Yale offers the best transportation options of any university I've ever been to. 24 hours around the clock!
College Junior 2013-02-08T20:59:13Z
There should be more talk about this at the graduate level
College Junior 2013-02-08T20:57:34Z
Yale does a good job with weather related issues. Doesn't affect me much
College Junior 2013-02-08T20:55:54Z
For faculty diversity, I would drop the grade to F
College Sophomore 2013-02-01T18:57:53Z
Having not lived in a city that has four distinct seasons before, it has been a little rough getting used to having to layer up in the winter. As long as you bring a heavy coat and snow boots, you should be fine. And make sure to check the weather before you go outside. Just because the sun is out doesn't mean it's above freezing.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-22T15:44:08Z
I can't express in words. I feel joyful,spontaneous
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-22T15:31:17Z
no more to say the educational quality at Yale university
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-22T15:29:52Z
i read paper published by this university with high quality.
College Junior 2013-01-16T21:09:54Z
There are people of many different backgrounds on campus, whether with respect to race, religion, economic background, or sexual orientation. Most people I know here got at least some form of financial aid. Yes, most people here are probably white, liberal, and middle-class to upper-middle-class, but the stereotype of the snobby rich white Ivy Leaguer is entirely incorrect. In addition, the student organizations for minority groups are very visible on campus, so it's easy to find a community if that's what you're looking for.
College Junior 2013-01-16T21:01:14Z
Health & Safety:
I've never had any issues with safety on campus. Security is always around, and there are shuttles that run if you need to get around at night. New Haven itself can get a little dicey, but the area around campus is generally pretty safe, especially for undergraduates.
College Sophomore 2013-01-11T01:43:42Z
Nobody really cares much about sports at Yale. Yale doesn't offer scholarships for Athletes and the only games people care about are against Harvard.
College Sophomore 2013-01-10T17:41:39Z
Health & Safety:
Yale is a generally safe campus. I've never felt unsafe walking around campus, even by myself. If you feel uncomfortable walking at night, there are shuttles running at night that will take you anywhere on campus, or you can call for a walking escort. There are campus police visible, but they aren't overwhelming, and there are blue light phones everywhere you turn. Yale Health is a bit of a trek, which is inconvenient if you're actually sick, but the facilities are really nice and the people there are generally helpful as long as you don't show up too close to closing time.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T06:01:20Z
While many colleges have one dining hall, Yale has 14. While most of them serve the same thing at a given time, each has its own quirks, and the variety in place is much appreciated. The freshman meal plan covers three meals a day for weekdays, and brunch and dinner on the weekends. Food is generally pretty good, although it gets repetitive. There are definitely a lot of vegetarian/vegan options, as evidenced by there being tofu in some form at almost every meal. There is always a salad bar, cereal bar, and sandwhich-making station, if you don't like what's on the hot menu. Stiles is probably the best dining hall even though it gets really crowded, as it has a pizza oven and wok station. You can also use your lunch swipe at Durfee's, a little convenience store that is SUPER overpriced... but they do have sushi.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T05:38:09Z
Yale is unique in having all the resources of a big research university, while still providing an amazingly close-knit community. The residential college system definitely helps provide this sense of togetherness, by breaking up the students into smaller groups that they can identify with and grow really close to. I honestly cannot emphasize how great this system is. Coming from a very small high school, I was nervous about acclimating to a large school in a city. Yale's welcoming environment, and the amazing people I met in my residential college in the first few days, made the transition seamless for me. The people at Yale are so interesting and friendly that it is practically impossible to not make friends.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T05:16:41Z
One thing New Haven is actually known for in a positive sense is its food. There are so many different cuisines available really close by, because Yale is in a city. Some great restaurants are Sushi on Chapel and Thai Taste. Yorkside pizza is super close and where everyone ends up at 1am on the weekends after going out. There are also a bunch of coffee shops/cafes... Check out Atticus, or Claire's, a delicious vegetarian bakery. For not-so-healthy stuff, there are tons of fro-yo places, an Insomnia cookies, and newly added Shake Shack. Most places aren't too expensive, especially compared to other cities like New York.
College Sophomore 2013-01-07T05:02:09Z
Yale's facilities are absolutely phenomenal. For starters, the campus is gorgeous. There are a lot of green spaces considering Yale is in a city; there is the requisite idyllic freshman quad with students playing frisbee when it's warm out. Most of the architecture is done in the Gothic style, and the main library, Sterling, was literally modeled in the image of a cathedral. In fact, there are numerous libraries you can choose from to study in, so you never get bored of being in the same place. With the residential college system, you have basically every kind of amenity you could wish for. Each college has its own dining hall and gym, and many have dance studios, theaters, music practice rooms, etc. Most residential colleges have a place called "the buttery," a little cafe where students can get things like milkshakes and mozzarella sticks late at night. The interiors of the colleges (and many buildings) have been recently renovated, so even though the campus looks old-fashioned, everything is up-to-date and in top condition on the inside. As for athletic facilities, we, ironically, have the biggest gymnasium in the world.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T20:40:42Z
Yale offers a shuttle service that is reliable with an app that tells you how close it is (TransLoc). They also have a pick-up service but I've never been able to use it because it's always backed up/has too many people calling.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T20:37:49Z
Guys & Girls:
People are relatively attractive although there is such a thing as "Yale goggles". Typical of most college scenes, people are less likely to want to date and are just looking for hook ups. Some guys are really interesting, just not sexually appealing. It's weird. Some preppy style, not overwhelming though. Most guys just want to dress nice. Girls dress well too.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T20:34:39Z
Yale offers just about anything you're looking for. Much more emphasis on sciences so if you're interested in engineering or the like, exciting time to be a part of the Yale community.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T19:45:31Z
I would say the most strict place on campus is in the freshmen residences on Old Campus; freshmen counselors (sort of like RAs) will enter your room if they think there's alcohol or smoking going on in the room. Two residential colleges don't live on Old Campus freshman year (Timothy Dwight and Silliman) so that's cool because they do't have to deal with strict freshman counselors. In residential colleges, parties of 20+ persons have to be registered in the masters office but you can get away with throwing parties as long as your noise level isn't too intense.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T19:42:44Z
There are a variety of off-campus housing options which appear to be reasonably priced, not sure considering I've never really looked into it. I would say about 75-85% of people decide to stay in their residential colleges which promote a sense of community and is generally where your closest friends reside anyways. There are no RAs knocking on your door (the only thing there is that's sort of similar to an RA is a 'freshman counselor but that's only your first year!) and generally if you register a party with your master then you won't have any issues (unless it's excessively loud and past quiet hours). Safety is pretty good, even though I personally had my neighbors have their room robbed freshman year. You need an access key to get into the residential college courtyard and you need to be a part of the specific residential college you're in to get access into the entryway where people live.
College Sophomore 2013-01-03T19:34:14Z
At Yale, there is really no need to have a car. Everything is within a two-mile radius and campus shuttle services are reliable. The only place that's a bit farther (like a 10-15 minute walk) is the infamous "Science Hill", which, depending on your classes you may never even need to take the hike up there.
College Junior 2013-01-02T21:09:05Z
The social scene is vibrant--everyone is way too involved in extracurricular life. Whatever you end up deciding to study, there are plentiful resources for it. The proximity to NYC is nice. It can feel as small or as large as you want it to, but it's more fun if you try on a few different activities and academic hats.
College Junior 2013-01-02T21:02:02Z
Delicious organic food! Lots of local and creative options.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T09:47:08Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls obviously are intelligent. There are pretty good looking girls around campus.
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