College Sophomore 2012-12-23T09:45:02Z
Not too much too look forward too, but not terrible. There are bigger draws on campus.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T09:42:15Z
The bus system at yale is very good and there are taxis available everywhere at any time.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T09:39:30Z
Solid amounts of precipitation bit you get all four seasons.
College Sophomore 2012-12-23T09:35:42Z
There are students from all over the world. Plain and simple.
College Junior 2012-11-29T01:52:52Z
Many positives, such as the nice rooms and suites you get as upperclassman. Freshman dorms aren't the greatest. I basically lived in a closet. Each residential college has its own library, dining hall, gym, snack hall, writing tutor, and lounge, and many have art studios, kitchens, music studios, and media centers that can be reserved. I would have given a higher grade for all this, but lately people have been finding mice in their suites, and there are numerous reports of cockroaches (one of these reports was unfortunately made by me). These surprises tend to skew perspective.
College Junior 2012-11-29T01:44:18Z
I receive pretty good financial aid, but the way they estimate expenses is sort of weird. They expect you to supplement it with a student job for "personal expenses", but sometimes it takes a wicked long time to find a job. Overall, I can't really complain too much. I am receiving a quality education for a super low price (comparatively).
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T18:53:17Z
Health & Safety:
The Yale PD are very good at responding to the needs of he student community and there are many blue phone (emergency call) areas all around campus.
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T18:52:04Z
There is always something to do, but sometimes things end early. Freshman party at the frat houses and in dorms.
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T18:50:44Z
I received financial aid on time, but there are many papers and applications to fill out to make sure you get what you need.
College Junior 2012-11-21T19:58:47Z
It is really easy to get into most majors, like mine (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology), but some majors you have to apply to after second semester sophomore year. The number of spots depend on the major. I'm not exactly sure how many you have to apply to but I'm only aware of two.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:57:43Z
Campus housing for freshman is very variable. There are halls like Bingham that have spacious suites (especially the 9th floor suites) and then there's L-dub that houses students in obscenely small rooms. There are people who love their suitemates and couldn't have asked for group of people to live with and others who dislike their suitemates immensely. I have been fortunate enough to be matched with really great suitemates and really spacious housing, hence the A+ rating. The facilities seem to work fine in all freshman housing, I haven't heard too many complaints about the bathrooms or laundry rooms. If any of washing machines or dryers malfunction, it's usually fixed by the next day. It's pretty easy to socialize with other suites. I love Bingham because the Chaplain's Office in the basement has free ice cream everyday!
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:44:02Z
There's always something you can find on weekends, regardless of your age. For the super social people who love partying, there's dance parties all the time. There are occasionally parties at outside clubs but most of the time they card you before you can get in (as in they check if you're 21). It's not a problem if you're an upperclassmen (or if you're willing to get a fake!). It's pretty easy to get alcohol.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:19:59Z
Guys & Girls:
Most of the guys and girls are really, really, ridiculously good-looking. It's apparent that many people put thought and consideration into their physical appearance; it's reflected both in the style of clothes they wear and the care they put into their hair, face, nails, etc. There's a circulating conspiracy that Yale admits people based on how attractive they are ( I have no idea the mechanisms that allow for this to happen) and sometimes, I am convinced that is true. You will always be able to find someone who you find absolutely beautiful (and obsess over lol) no matter your orientation.
College Senior 2012-11-16T05:37:21Z
The social and campus life are all awesome. Something is always going on.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-10T17:44:41Z
For the past four years, I have worked as a student research in a couple of labs at Yale. Yale tends to provide excellent funding for international opportunities and amazing resources for you to find internships at home and abroad. From what I've heard, internship can either be paid or without pay. If its a summer, they are usually a full time commitment. The responsibilites tha you receivve depend on thie nature of the internship, if you have had experience that you bring to the internship, your potential to hold responsibility, etc...
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-10T17:37:27Z
Although Yale is in one of the biggest cities in New Haven, there isnt much to do besides the local restaurant scene. There is a movie theater if you are interested in that. Also Toads hosts Dance parties for Yale University and Quinnipiac University students twice a week and there are usually regular concerts for big name and small name artists alike. But in general, New Haven can be dangerous if you are walking by yourself in a sketchy area at night. But if you are smart, you will most likely be safe. There is campus police, blue phones located all around campus, and Minibuses and security cars that you can call so you dont walk by yourself in a sketchy area. But mainly, most of the attractions are on campus. There is the science peabody museum, the british art gallery, the world renown yale art gallery which will open after 4 years of renovation in December, theaters, etc... If you are into a fine arts, there are regular happenings on campus. Also residential colleges tend to fund and host field trips. Although New Haven isnt necessarily provide the greatest local atmosphere, Yale does a very good job to compensate for this.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-10T17:31:12Z
Since people don't often go into New Haven, Yale has a booming on campus student life. Both the residential colleges and Yale itself provides a ridiculous amount of funding into student activities to the point that you will almost never be bored. Each residential college has a gym, but there is also a general atheltic center (Payne Whitney Gymnasium) with tons of awesome facilities which are open to varsity athletes and non athlethes alike. There are tons of libraries and pretty much a lot of interesting places to study if you don't want to study in your room. There are lots of campus events scheduled throughout the year and fun traditions to look forward to like SPRING FLING and Harvard Yale football game. Like I said there are a myridad of campus activities and a bunch of student hangouts.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-10T17:20:12Z
We have the residential college system which is analagous to the houses in Hogwartz in the Harry Potter movie/books. Before you even move in, you are automatically affiliated with a residential college which stays with you all 4 years. Its great because you already feel like you are part of something at the beginning. Although not required of you, your class mates in your residential college can be some of your best friends by the time you graduate. Each residential college has its own quirks and pretty much everybody has strong residential pride along with the general Yale pride by the time they graduate.
College Junior 2012-09-29T23:52:40Z
Yale is a pretty awesome place and has some pretty awesome people. My favorite experience last year was the Freshmen Dinner, which held in the huge dining hall called Commons. They served every kind of imaginable desert, sushi, and so many lobsters. It was amazing.
College Junior 2012-09-29T23:48:52Z
Yale's life on campus is great- we have many study breaks, grassy lawns everywhere to hangout, dozens of party options each weekend, and more. All of our facilities are very up to date, even though buildings are over 100 years old. Pretty much every weekend there is an event such as Spring Fling, International barbecue, and more.
College Junior 2012-09-29T23:44:02Z
What makes Yale different is the residential college system. Other schools try to replicate it but usually can't form residential colleges as well as Yale can. Here we have 12 different residential colleges, which freshman are randomly put into before they arrive on campus.
College Junior 2012-09-29T23:40:23Z
Greek life is available for pretty much everyone who wants to be apart of it. The frats and sororities are not too exclusive and usually let pretty much everyone come to the parties. If you want free alcohol, you should get there early before it runs out.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-05T19:13:05Z
New Haven Has CT's First Karaoke Bar – I love Karaoke, so thankfully Karaoke Heroes opened up right in the middle of downtown New Haven.
College Senior 2012-08-30T01:20:28Z
Tons of Internship Opportunities – Yale, because of its strong alumni network, gives you a ton of opportunities not found elsewhere. There are a bunch of outlets for exploration, and everyone can find internships on campus if desired. Pay ranges from $12-17, time is usually ~5-20 hours per week. I did a research assistant job last year and worked in a department on campus.
College Senior 2012-08-30T01:11:47Z
Not as big of a sports culture here, except for Ice Hockey, where we are really good. Football is only big for the Harvard Yale Game
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