A Yale education is not a narrow path that students follow from Point A to Point Z. We encourage our students to explore the academic landscape, venturing into unfamiliar fields of knowledge and, perhaps, discovering new passions that will take them in a different direction altogether.
Yale University is a private research university and a member of the prestigious Ivy League, a group of America’s most celebrated higher education institutions. Situated in New Haven, Connecticut, the first planned city in America, Yale was founded by English Puritans in 1701, making it the third-oldest higher education institution in the ...
Yale has grown and evolved for 300-plus years, passing many milestones and forging traditions along the way. The university traces its roots to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a local college in the tradition of European liberal education.