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Quite BrightElectrical Engineering
University is very good in undergraduate work.
4th Year Male -- Class 1994
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: B
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Social life is wayBrightEconomics
Social life is way more fun than to be expected at a school that is this known for academics. Class is not the most important thing around here, after all- "the only A that matters is between the Y and the L"
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Scholastic Success: C
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Yale is the best thing that ever happenedQuite BrightEnglish
Yale is the best thing that ever happened to me. This place is heaven. I hated high school for many reasons, but at Yale everyone is so friendly and passionate about what they do and the environment is so intellectual and collaborative. It's impossible not to make amazing friends here, especially with the Residential College system.

Academically, I don't really believe the Ivy League hype and I think that the top liberal arts schools are probably just as good, but I am very satisfied with my academic experience at Yale. My classes have always been pretty small, but I am in the humanities department and it might be a little different in the sciences. Yale's famous grade inflation makes the environment less stressful than that of the other Ivies or elite schools like UChicago. Yale is considering changing the grading policy but I think they probably will end up keeping the current system.

The only bad things about Yale are the following: there do exist mega wealthy, preppy students here whose entitlement is annoying. There is more of a conservative voice here than I would like since I am very liberal. With that said, Yale is notoriously liberal and according to pop culture it IS the "Gay Ivy," but there are a lot more privileged libertarians here than I would prefer. Finally, Some students can't get over themselves and the fact that they go to Yale.

But those negatives are so small compared to the greatness of this school. I love it here so much, three years have flown by. I wish I could start it all over again. If you get in to Yale, thank the gods and come to Yale. You will have no regrets.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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