Yale University

Founded in 1701, Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. The school is well known for being a highly elite, private university. It is located on a small, urban campus. Recent years have been marked by prolific student protests against offensive speech and cultural appropriation. Yale is known for their fierce rivalry with Harvard in the Ivy League. Their mascot is the Bulldog and students are often called Yalies.

Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $45,800

Undergraduate Population: 5,453

Graduate population: 6,859

Total student population:12,336

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

 

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Yellow Light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: C No required courses in Literature, U.S. Government or History, Economics, or Mathematics 

Campus Spotlight

  • Political Student Groups:

    Liberal (15): Amnesty International, Freedom Femmes, FWD Yale chapter, LGBTQ+ Activism Collective, Margins: Student Perspectives from the Left, MEChA, Party of the Left, Students for Justice in Palestine, The Egalitarian Society, Yale Roosevelt Institute, Yale Animal Welfare Alliance, NAACP, Yale College Democrats, Yale Students for Bernie Sanders, Yale Students for Hillary,

    Conservative (5): The Federalist Party, The Conservative Party, The Party of the Right, The Tory Party, Yale College Republicans 

    Employee Political Contributions (2012-2016):

    Democrats: $1,095,694 (96.4%)

    Republicans: $40,892 (3.5%) 

    All Stories

    Liberal academics resist NRA, NSSF grants for shooting clubs
  • Colleges around the country are forming shooting sports clubs with grants from gun rights lobbying groups, drawing fire from left-wing critics. Shotgun, rifle, and pistol shooting teams have received over $1 million in funding from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) over the last five years, prompting Second Amendment opponents to question the acceptability of universities accepting...

  • Yale, others receive infamous 'muzzle' award
  • Colleges are usually happy to receive awards; however, Harvey Silverglate’s “Muzzle” awards aren’t something to be proud of. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s co-founder Harvey Silverglate released his annual “muzzle” awards, honoring certain colleges and universities who have done their best to stifle free speech in 2015 and 2016. ...

  • Anti-speech activists drive Yale administrators to resign
  • Nicholas and Erika Christakis, whose defense of free expression sparked protests at Yale University last fall, have resigned from their administrative roles at Silliman College amid reports of students refusing to accept diplomas from Nicholas. According to The Yale Daily News, the Christakises tendered their joint resignation to university President Peter Salovey last week, and Nicholas...

  • Yale says all-gender bathroom project ‘is about public signaling’
  • Yale University opened more than 300 gender-neutral bathrooms just days ahead of its annual commencement ceremony as part of a radical new "all-gender bathroom project." The school’s LGBT resource center published an interactive map detailing the locations of the 300+ “all-gender” bathrooms for its visitors, leaving questions about how many traditional gender bathrooms remain on...

  • Yale pleases absolutely no one with naming compromise
  • Yale University is refusing to replace pro-slavery Senator John Calhoun (D-S.C.) as the namesake of Calhoun College, but is dropping the title of “master” to avoid unintentionally evoking associations with slavery and oppression. University President Peter Salovey announced both decisions Wednesday in an email to the campus community, in which he also revealed that two new residential...

  • Yiannopoulos threatens to amp up 'blatant cultural appropriation' at upcoming Yale lecture
  • Controversial Breitbart editor and speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos, is threatening to amp up the “blatant cultural appropriation” by appearing in traditional Native American garb for his “Most Dangerous Faggot” tour at Yale University in October in response to an intense debate that raged on Yale’s campus last Halloween between students and faculty. [RELATED: Yale...

  • Yale students agree their campus restricts free speech
  • A majority of students who attended a debate on free speech at Yale University Tuesday left convinced that First Amendment rights are threatened on college campuses, especially their own. According to a survey conducted after the debate, 66 percent of audience members agreed with the motion that free speech is threatened on college campuses. A separate survey conducted before the debate showed...

  • Yale admin. may leave to teach preschoolers who 'don't try to get you fired'
  • A Yale University administrator who has gone on sabbatical to avoid the opprobrium of students who object to her defense of free speech says she isn’t sure she wants to return to the school. “I’m toying with going back into an early childhood classroom in some capacity,” Erika Christakis told The New York Times Sunday, joking that preschool students “don’t try...

  • Yale prof. says war on ISIS more unconstitutional than protesting First Amendment
  • Reporters with FoxNews.com reached out to more than two dozen faculty and notable alumni of Yale University to ask for a reaction to a recent video of Yale students signing a petition to repeal the First Amendment. On Wednesday, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz published a video of himself posing as an anti-First Amendment activist at Yale. Horowitz approached several students to explain that...

  • Yale administrators succumb to anti-speech activists
  • Erika and Nicholas Christakis, whose advocacy of free expression at Yale University earned students’ ire, have both cancelled their courses next semester in a partial concession to the controversy initially sparked by an email about Halloween costumes. “I have great respect and affection for my students, but I worry that the current climate at Yale is not, in my view, conducive to the...

  • Yale faculty sign letter defending controversial email
  • Faculty members at Yale University have put out an open letter defending two administrators who have faced calls for their resignations over an email defending the right to free expression. The letter written by physics professor Douglas Stone—which had garnered signatures from 49 faculty, including two residential college masters, upon its release—argues that student protesters have...

  • De Blasio says Yale should rename Calhoun College
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said unequivocally Monday that he believes Yale University should change the name of Calhoun College in the interest of racial sensitivity. In a conversation with reporters, de Blasio mentioned that his son, Dante, is currently a student at Yale, and said he “absolutely” supports Dante’s involvement in protests calling for the removal of...

  • Purdue President reaffirms free speech in wake of Mizzou, Yale controversies
  • In a statement released Wednesday, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels reaffirmed free speech and drew contrast between Purdue’s speech policies and practices of those at Yale University and the University of Missouri. “Events this week at the University of Missouri and Yale University should remind us all of the importance of the absolute fidelity to our shared values,”...

  • Yale student protesters allegedly spit on free speech advocates
  • Students at Yale University are reacting with outrage to the suggestion that freedom of expression trumps their sensitivities, allegedly even spitting on attendees at a free speech rally. During a conference on “The Future of Free Speech” Friday evening hosted by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, student activists became incensed by a comment made by one of the speakers...

  • REPORT: Half of college students feel intimidated when sharing contradictory opinions
  • A national survey commissioned by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University finds that even many college students acknowledge the predominance of liberal views on campus. Respondents to The 2015 Buckley Free Speech Survey—conducted by McLaughlin and Associates among a representative sample of 800 undergraduate students—asserted by nearly a two-to-one margin that their...