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Yale University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 28 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ivy Group

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $134,764)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $86,219)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 117 125 - -
Baseball 30 - Yes Yes
Basketball 16 16 Yes Yes
Fencing 18 17 - -
Field Hockey - 20 Yes Yes
Football 109 - - Yes
Golf 14 9 Yes Yes
Gymnastics - 11 - -
Ice Hockey 28 23 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 41 26 Yes -
Other Sports 35 - - -
Rowing 33 49 - -
Sailing - 23 - -
Soccer 26 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Squash 15 15 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 34 27 - Yes
Tennis 12 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Curling - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.8%
Hispanic 11.1%
Non-resident alien 10.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.6%
Two or more races 6.0%
White/non-Hispanic 47.4%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 14
Liquor Law Violation 34
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 10
Property Crime 34

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Clinton [Class of 73], Former US president
  • Ed Norton [Class of 91], Actor
  • George H.W. Bush [Class of 48], Former US president
  • George W. Bush [Class of 68], Former US president
  • Gerald Ford [Class of 41], Former US president
  • Hillary Clinton [Class of 73], Senator
  • Jodie Foster [Class of 84], Actress
  • Meryl Streep [Class of 75], Actress
  • Sigourney Weaver [Class of 74], Actress
  • William Howard Taft [Class of 1878], Former US president
Reviews Dorm Life
  • MK
  • 5
  • I love the residential college system. It creates the sense that you are attending a smaller school with all the benefits of a larger research university. And I made instant…

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  • Taylor
  • 3
  • Some people love the dorms, but if you don't click with your residential college, it can be hard. (There is the option of transferring to another residential college as a…

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  • Elizabeth from Marietta, GA
  • 5
  • old campus is amazing for freshman. you live in suites often with in-suite bathrooms. my suite has four people: two singles and a double. it has two fireplaces and wood-paneled…

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  • Yalun from Walnut, CA
  • 4
  • Residential colleges are beautiful. You can feel the knowledge and creativity as well as world renowned heritage just oozing out of the crevices. Dorms are adamantly big, you have a…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • ABP
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

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  • 5
  • Kaila
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The dining halls provide many different dining options and have a very diverse meal plan with good food.

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  • 4
  • Chimasoka-Chika from Madison, CT
  • I am a current student here

    ThereĆ¢??s around 15 dining halls some are better than others and there is a lot of variety in the food from day to day. Plenty of options for vegetarians/vegans.

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  • 4
  • Lotta from Hartsville, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Dining has improved considerably, and the accessibility of nutrition information is fantastic. Dining staff are very accommodating of any special needs students may have, ask for feedback, listen to requests and ideas from students, and host special events.

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  • 5
  • genericstudent2
  • I am a current student here

    The food in our dining halls is actually great, we have lots of vegan/ vegetarian/ gluten-free options. Most of the food is actually healthy and doesn't taste too terribly! If all else fails, you can always make yourself a sandwich or eat cereal.

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  • 4
  • Pastor Clearance of Monuckabee, UT
  • I am a current student here

    The food is all edible and cooked to impress, with exotic dishes coming out left and right. However, some menu selections may prove seriously lacking, and you may find yourself in line at the Chipotle more often than you would have hoped.

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  • 5
  • Taylor
  • I am a current student here

    Yale's food is way better than other cafeteria food. The desserts are incredible (hello, freshman 15) and there are special dinners each semester with really classy food. The freshman year holiday dinner was another highlight of my Yale experience. There's even a place where you can get bagels with lox (tons and tons of smoked salmon and capers!) every other Saturday!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chimasoka-Chika from Madison, CT
  • I am a current student here

    There are frats and sororities but rushing them is not a big deal here. People go to frats to party on the weekends, but in general Greek life is less prevalent at Yale than at most colleges.

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  • 0
  • Lotta from Hartsville, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life, though it exists, is less active than at public universities and not that involved in social life on campus.

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  • 0
  • Taylor
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life, but it can be a fun part of the social scene. Many athletes are involved in fraternities and sororities, and most of the fraternities are associated with a specific sport or two. They seem to be really supportive of their members, and I haven't heard anything about bad hazing or problems with sexual misconduct.

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  • 0
  • Kevin from Margate, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Yale definitely isn't as large as in other schools but it is definitely there if you want it.

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  • 0
  • Brea from Freeport, NY
  • I am a current student here

    there are so many frats and sororities to cater to any and everyone. And if you don't wanna pledge but you still wanna party no worries! i'm not in a sorority and i go to every frat party with no feelings of not belonging.

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  • 0
  • Victoria from Fredericksburg, VA
  • I am a current student here

    There are definitely sororities and frats, but they're not as big as they are on other campuses. I'm not in a sorority, but I have friends who are and they love it.

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