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Yale University is a private Ivy League institution that was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School. Today, Yale is situated in urban New Haven, Connecticut with a campus that takes up 373 acres and a total undergraduate enrollment of just over 12,000. Yale is one of the “Big Three” along with Harvard University and Princeton University and tends to offer small undergraduate classes. Initially, the school had a strong religious connection to the Connecticut Colony, and for a while, only offered sacred language and theology classes, though Yale has since expanded its curriculum to provide a range of academic options.
Yale is organized into 14 schools including nationally-ranked Yale Law School, the Jackson School of Global Affairs, and the Sheffield Scientific School. Worldwide, the school has several international partnerships, most notably being the Joint Undergraduate Program in Beijing, which is offered through an ongoing professional relationship with Peking University. In 2009, Tony Blair established the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, a collaboration between Yale and Durham University.
Yale has produced multiple United States Presidents and Vice Presidents and is a bastion for on-campus political activism. While on campus, visitors should be sure to explore the University Art Gallery, Yale Repertory Theatre, and enjoy a picnic on the New Haven Green. Notable alumni include actor and condiment magnate Paul Newman, news anchor Anderson Cooper, and Alien actress Sigourney Weaver.
* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
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