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Yale University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:

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Date: Apr 23 2004
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
I have mixed feelings about Yale. The campus is beautiful and there are some awesome people, but there are definitely plenty of arrogant and sheltered students as well. Being from the "inner city," it was shocking to see just how sheltered and socially ignorant many students are. The majority of the student body seems down to earth, and many are, but there are some that have no concept of the real world or any type of culture besides high culture.

One great thing about Yale is that my ethnic group does not self segregate to the same extent as at other schools. Overall, this place is integrated. At the end of the day, however, most groups of true friends are not very diverse, even if they are superficially (athletes and a cappella groups, especially, have multicultural cliques).

The classes are good, but the shopping period isn't all it's cracked up to be. Most departments are solid, and it seems like I am the only student on campus who hasn't enjoyed the benefits of grade inflation.

New Haven is an alright city, with a lot to offer considering its size. Many students have no interest in it, and erroneously equate the

ghetto neighborhoods
surrounding us with New Haven, when in fact New Haven is much more than the quarter mile radius around Phelps Gate. Overall most of New Haven's best restaurants and attractions are close to campus, making Yale a bubble of privilege completely insulated from the rest of the city.

I do suggest coming here, despite my judgements and rants. My issues with the students are the result of the educational and economic inequalities in this country, and any person from a humble background like myself would have the same issues at any selective college. Maybe one of my civic minded classmates will change that when he or she is President.

Thank you. You're absolutely right. I went to Yale and feel the same way. And I stuck through for all four years and have been in the deepest regret over it ever since. The worst part is the inherent snobbiness and dismissal of pre-professional education.
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