Yale University Reviews

  • 109 Reviews
  • New Haven (CT)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,430
90% of 109 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 109 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anon
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2020
  • Degree: Biology
"Best biology PhD program!!! Yale is a special Ivy. When I interviewed at Harvard and other top schools, PhD students are stressed and under a lot of pressure. Yale GSAS and the BBS program actually care about PhD students mental health and design programming for us while still being a world class research university."
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  • Reviewed: 9/12/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The education is great, but teaches a way of thinking rather than hard technical skills. There's a lot of flexibility in the program if you want to pursue technical or quantitative skills, but it is a huge pain to work around and figure out one's schedule. You'll also be taking a lot of classes outside of your department, which can be isolating. Additionally, this is a very expensive program with little payoff. Yale's campus has plenty to do, but it's in a bubble - there's not much to do in New Haven. Mental health issues seem to be a pretty big problem, especially among graduate students here."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Yale offers an excellent undergraduate liberal arts program with abundant opportunities for the curious and ambitious. The student population is diverse in intellect and background. The architecture program, however, is far less satisfactory. Students are not prepared for a difficult profession."
JD
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"College is important because in today's job market you can't expect a job that will offer good pay, advancement and freedom without at least a BA. College teaches you how to communicate, write and think."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"College is an excellent way to prepare for your future and have an awesome 4 (or more) years of your life. My advice is that if you want to major in the arts or social sciences, to couple that degree with a double major or minor in a practical field such as economics or math."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"It's a small school where you can get personalized attention from some of the greatest researchers in the country."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It's an intellectually rich environment with enviable resources."
Joshua Leinwand
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This is a fantastic program for motivated, mature students. A great deal of autonomy is available, but by the same token opportunities are available in any clinical or research area. The faculty and staff are phenomenal. You will be well prepared for your career. Most important, you will form lasting relationships with your classmates."
Stephanie Ratte
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Accessibility of professors is a significant advantage of the program, as is the strong alumni network. Flexibility allows students to pursue almost anything they want to."
Taylor Henley
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Law
"If you are going to go to law school, Yale is the best place to do it. The opportunities it provides--and the doors it opens--are virtually unparalleled."
Alexander Engler
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"You won't find an engineering grad program that better balances high-impact research with a collaborative and supportive environment. Students here work hard on exciting research but are legitimately happy. Yale has a phenomenal environment for doing research at the graduate level."
Meghan Royster
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Architecture
"Yale as an architectural institution is an incredible name to have backing my career. I believe that education I am receiving reflects this long and respected history. The classes and professors that have been carefully selected portray a clear dedication to the education of architecture that Yale has been known for. I appreciate the work load and rigor of the schedule, the openness and willingness for faculty and assistants to offer advice or help, and the access that students have to a wide range of resources within the school. Some of the small downfalls might be the antiquated attitudes that are still being held on to tightly by the older generation. I believe this is changing with a new dean of the school and Yale's dedication to expand and grow in the name of society's chances. Now however, there is a slight denial of the more difficult aspects of the world and the challenges that it poses to architects approaching the working field. I do not doubt, despite this, that the student body is making great progress toward open mindedness and expansion."
Jared Rovny
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"Great program! Places of improvement to be sure, but it's been a positive experience for me."
Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: History
"I feel supported by my network of graduate students around me. I feel challenged in conversations in class. Yale is still very white male in terms of faculty, so I am hoping that they will follow up on their commitment to creating new lines for faculty of color and faculty in African American Studies, American Studies, and Ethnicity Race and Migration."
Paul Jeffrey
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Despite many flaws, largely related to the type of students it attracts (preachy and not all that fun), anyone who doesn't think this is an incredible place to get a law degree needs to a wake up call."
Alda Yuan
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Really good name recognition but a lot of self-imposed stress."
Dana Allswede
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: strong emphasis on research, lots of support for students, collaborative environment, strong funding package, enjoyable city Cons: lack of diversity among students and faculty"
Jessica Minor
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"Pros: excellent resources, terrific research mentors, strong research emphasis, Yale System affords flexibility to pursue outside interests, New Haven is an accessible city ripe for community engagement, funding support is abundant, clinical and research training is excellent, large hospital network Cons: faculty instruction could benefit from improvement, curricular structure is in the process of reorganization and is working out kinks, currently inadequate treatment of social issues affecting health"
Helen Li
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Yale Law School provides an education unparalleled amongst law schools with the excellence of faculty scholarship and the peer networks that are encouraged and developed."
Kiersten Abate
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Yale SOM is an amazing program with some of the most intelligent and caring people I have ever met. Professors truly care about students and the administration is open to students adapting the curriculum, programming, etc. I have met amazing people through this program, both current and former students as well as speakers that come to campus. We are also very integrated into the University and other graduate school programs, allowing for greater diversity. The location is not ideal. New Haven is not a big city and can be quite dangerous. The trip to NYC and Boson isn't difficult, but it would be nice to live in a city."