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

    Yale considers offering sex change surgeries
  • Following in the footsteps of other Ivy League schools, including Harvard and Brown, Yale University is considering adding gender reassignment surgery to the Yale student health care plan. Yale University is considering offering transgender reassignment surgery to their student health care plan. Such surgeries have been covered for faculty and staff at the professional and...

  • Yale hosts first pro-life conference
  • Last weekend, Yale University hosted the first pro-life conference in the school's history. Vita et Vertitas, presented by the student organization Choose Life at Yale, featured speakers and panels presenting pro-life points of view. The events included an interfaith panel and a speech from a former abortionist who became pro-life. The school's official newspaper, the Yale Daily News, reported...

  • REPORT: Yale student who returned from Liberia admitted with Ebola-like symptoms
  • A Yale student that recently returned from Liberia has been admitted to the Yale-New Haven Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms after university officials and the CDC previously cleared the student. The patient, a public health student that was studying the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, bypassed a 21-day quarantine after Yale University and a team of physicians, epidemiologists and administrators...

  • University bans Uber from campus
  • Quinnipiac University (QU) has banned Uber over concerns about the ridesharing business’s alleged lack of safety and regulation. QU determined Uber does not comply with Connecticut’s taxi laws and regulations and it questions the extent of background checks the service pursues on its drivers, according to The Quinnipiac Chronicle. However, according to Uber’s website,...

  • Yale blocks student course evaluation website
  • Yale University has upset students campus wide after blocking a student-developed course-listing and evaluation website. A petition, published early Wednesday morning, calls for Yale University to unblock CourseTable, a student developed course evaluation website formerly known as Yale Bluebook+. The site sorted classes by rating and clearly displaying courses’ average ratings. ...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Yale students seek on-campus Styrofoam ban
  • The dining halls at Yale University do not use Styrofoam containers, but local food trucks do, and they are now being targeted by student leaders in the interest of promoting sustainability. Three student government organizations—the Yale College Council, the Graduate Student Assembly, and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPPS)—have now passed resolutions to form a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...