Yale University

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Yale University

Yale University

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Yale University is an illustrious private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1701 and is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S.

Originally chartered as the "Collegiate School", Yale traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who wished to establish a college to train more clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. institution to award the PhD. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.

Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the creation of its residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Almost all tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually. At the graduate level, Yale Law School, Yale School of Art, and Yale School of Drama are particularly well-regarded. Yale Law School is the most selective law school in the United States.

The University's assets include an endowment of $19.4 billion as of 2011, the second-largest of any academic institution in the world. Yale's system of more than two dozen libraries holds 12.5 million volumes. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state.

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Yale economist Samuel Kortum has won the 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade for his research on the impact of technology on global trade.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Activists Sofie Whitney and Ryan Deitsch, both students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
What’s the value of an engineering degree versus an M.B.A.? Using applied econometrics, labor economist Joseph Altonji looks at questions like this and others.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Held in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10, the annual event encourages Yalies to join the Be The Match Registry®.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Daniel Mattingly argues that the Chinese state relies more on peer pressure and social influence than the hard police power of other autocratic regimes.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Coen, the chair of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, discusses her academic work and her experience joining the Yale community in 2017.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Saskia Keeley, a renowned Swiss photographer, will visit Yale on Sunday, April 22 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Warts, ringworm and impetigo are not usually harmful, but these common skin diseases can be uncomfortable and can trigger self-consciousness in children.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Most heads of colleges serve for one or two five-year terms. Pitti, who is marking the 10th year of his term, will serve another two years in that post.
Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Thanks to new faculty members Tobias J. Moskowitz, Kelly Shue, Stefano Giglio, and Bryan T. Kelly, Yale SOM’s finance group is stronger than ever.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018