StudentsReview :: Yale University - Extra Detail about the Comment
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Princeton University -- Princeton, NJ
Columbia University in the City of New York -- New York, NY

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Yale University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Highest Rating
Creativity/ Innovation
He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Jan 03 2008
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Don't get me wrong, I like Yale and am proud to go here, but considering where else I got in, I'm suffering from buyer's remorse. Yale's better than your average U, but not worth the price tag.

The social options are pretty good here. People are approachable and always find time to socialize with friends, and the crowd's pretty diverse and chill. Sometimes I feel like I get the most out of my Yale experience from conversations with friends.

But that's a double-edged sword. If I feel like I'm learning the most from my friends, that means I'm not getting much out of my classes. I expected more rigor when I came here, but it seems that most classes here are about as difficult or engaging as at any other university (honestly even the textbooks that are "customized for Yale" seem pretty standard). Some professors will care about you (maybe the ones in DS), many will not. Creativity among the students abounds, but no one really seems to care about following through with your thought and getting it right - they just simply reward being creative. Maybe this suits litterature and humanities people more, but I found it disappointing.

Ask a Question or add a response!
Yale University
Yale University
Compare YaleSave Yale