Yale University was founded in 1701 and since then it has grown and evolved, passing many milestones and forging traditions along the way. It is a large research university with a wide array of programs, departments, schools, centers, museums, and many affiliated organizations. The university has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. It is committed to improving the world today and for future generations through outstanding research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.
The advanced degree programs are close knit communities with access to vast resources. Yale has well over 100 departments and programs in a wide range of disciplines. The University encourages the students to explore the academic landscape, venturing into unfamiliar fields of knowledge and, perhaps, discovering new passions that will take them in a different direction altogether. It also encourages the students to travel literally, by going abroad for study, research, or work. The university aims to prepare global citizens who are instilled with a life-long love of learning. It provides a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and leadership skills.
Yale University is situated 90 minutes from New York in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Yale's central campus in downtown New Haven covers 260 acres, its medical campus is adjacent to the Yale–New Haven Hospital. In western New Haven, the university holds 500 acres of athletic facilities, including the Yale Golf Course.
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