Yale University

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Yale University is conveniently located halfway between NYC and Boston in the heart of New Haven, Connecticut. Though an urban school ,Yale is known for its beautiful campus, a mix of New England charm and cosmopolitan city energy. Yale boasts a dynamic and diverse student population, fitting of its Ivy league status.

Visitor Information: Tour Yale

Stay: Less than a block away from campus is The Study on Chapel Street, a sleek, contemporary hotel. If it’s booked, The Omni is another good option.

Coffee: Head to Willoughby's Coffee and Tea or Blue State Coffee for your morning caffeine boost. Both places double as study spots for many students who want a workspace other than the libraries, so chances are you’ll see some Yalies in action. Get your tea fix at The Green Teahouse. They offer an incredible array of traditional teas.

Breakfast: Go to Maison Mathis, right across from the Yale Bookstore where after lots of Yale paraphernalia can be bought.  Another breakfast favorite is the Pantry, which is a little farther from campus, but worth the drive.

Lunch: New Haven is famous for its pizza.  Pizza lovers make the pilgrimage to New Haven just to sample a taste of the New Haven pie. The two legends are Sally’s Apizza and Frank Pepe. There can be long lines at both, but it’s worth the wait! You must try the white clam pizza at Frank Pepe – it’s legendary. Yorkside Pizza has a fun vibe and a diner feel. BAR a student go-to, is right on Crown Street ,just two blocks from campus. It has a “hipster” vibe and serves up the best mashed potato pie.  For an alternative to pizza, check out Claire's Corner Copia on Chapel Street with lots of great vegetarian and vegan options. Students swear by their amazing cakes for dessert. Atticus Bookstore/Cafe is another good lunch choice with solid soups, salads and sandwiches.  



Casual: Famous for its “Forbidden Rice”, check out Sushi on Chapel. Another great sushi option is Miya. If you are in the mood for Mexican (and the best guacamole), go to Geronimo. For great wings and an outdoor patio, head to Box 63 American Bar and Grill.


A Step Up: Reserve a table at Union League, a french inspired bistro located directly across from campus. If you love tapas and sangria, go to Barcelona. Heirloom, the restaurant at the Study, delivers excellent classic American dishes. (Heirloom also has a great weekend brunch!). Another great option is Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant and Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge.

Late Night Snack: Tons of froyo places have popped up around New Haven recently, but Froyo World is the one to check out. Students love Ashley's Ice Cream, especially the milkshakes.

Local Attractions: The Yale Art Gallery, which underwent a massive renovation a few years ago, is a world-class art museum. On the other side of campus, visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History.  On Saturday mornings in May through December, head to Wooster Square where City Seed Farmers' Market takes place from 9am to 1pm. Make sure to get a grilled cheese from The Cheese Truck. Sterling Memorial Library is part of the official campus tour, but be sure to go in after and wander around on your own. For those looking to get active, East Rock Park is only a short run from campus. The peak has a great view of the City of New Haven.


Yale is a fantastic place. There are tons of great restaurants, it’s a beautiful campus and there is a never ending plethora of cool events to check out, but by far my favorite thing about this school is the people, which is why, when visiting, go to a dining hall, hang out on cross campus, watch a performance, or go read in Blue State while students are studying so you can immerse yourself in the community to get a much more authentic feel for it.
— Mary
Read the Yale Daily News and look at the Yale College Calendar online, to find out what performances (improv shows, dance shows, concerts, plays, slam poetry readings, etc.) are taking place. Make the most of your four years with all Yale has to offer.
— Will





Handsome Dan, Bulldog

School Colors

Yale Blue

Acceptance Rate

6.3% (2016)

Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Action








New England
New England

Admissions Office

Box 208234 New Haven, CT 06520-8234

(p) (203) 432-9300
(f) (203) 432-9392

Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I
Ivy League

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

George Bush
Bill Clinton
Jodie Foster
Gerald Ford
Ben Carson
Claire Danes
Hillary Clinton
James Franco
Ben Stein
Liev Schreiber
just to name a few...


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