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Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale You are invited to view an illustrated timeline of Yale’s history in addition to reading the brief overview on this page. Yale’s roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. This vision was fulfilled in 1701, when the charter was granted for a school “wherein Youth may be instructed in the Arts and Sciences [and] through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Publick employment both in Church and Civil State.” In 1718 the school was renamed “Yale College” in gratitude to the Welsh merchant Elihu Yale, who had donated the proceeds from the sale of nine bales of goods together with 417 books and a portrait of King George I

Yale University has been a part of the New Haven community for three centuries. Today, more than 2,500 undergraduates—nearly one-half of all Yale College students—volunteer in community service activities in New Haven, many of them in New Haven Public Schools. ### The University’s annual operating budget of almost $2 billion is overseen by the Office of Finance & Business Operations. A financial report is issued annually. The Yale endowment is overseen by the Investments Office. The endowment provides a significant percentage of the University’s operating income. ### Yale University is a large research university with a wide array of programs, departments, schools, centers, museums, and many affiliated organizations. This summary addresses some frequently asked statistical questions about Yale, especially the undergraduate programs.

Type of College

Education

Facilities

Accommodation , Library , Laboratory , Cafeteria , Auditorium , Transport , Bank , Sports , Medical , Gym , Book Store , Swimming Pool , Student Union , Career Services

Address

New Haven
Connecticut
USA

Exam

GRE | TOEFL | IELTS

Courses Offered