Yale University is a private institution that was founded in 1701. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,310, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 315 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yale University’s ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $40,500 (2011-12).
Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., is known for its excellent drama and music programs, which reach outside the classroom with student organizations such as the Yale Whiffenpoofs, a famous a capella group, and the Yale Dramatic Association. The Yale Bulldogs compete in the Ivy League and are well known for their rivalry with Harvard. Students are assigned to live in one of 12 residential colleges during their time at Yale. Each college has a master and dean who live in the college and eat with students in the dining halls. Cultural houses provide a space for students to build a sense of cultural identity on campus.