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

Zachary Jones
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Great education with esteemed faculty that know their stuff. You get out what you put in, but the the resources are available for an incredible academic and recruiting experience if you make the effort. New Haven is not the nicest town, but the Yale SOM community is very strong and makes it a lot of fun for 2 years."
Yale2013
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Yale has the best undergraduate experience of any university in the world. Nowhere else blends the incredible faculty and resources of a major research university with the small-college community feel of the residential college system."
Sabina Matyiku
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"The program is small and there are few professors and students in the same subfield. This requires students to be more independent but plenty of support is available still and professors are very accessible. The coursework and departmental requirements are on the heavy side; few strong linguistics departments have as much. Overall, however, it is a great program and I would recommend it."
Sean Gleason
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"A great department whose best asset are the people in it (though having the resources of Yale at your disposal is no small perk). The faculty are leading scholars and true advisors that will really mentor you through your graduate work. You are nicely given a lot of leeway to develop your own interests and lines of research--i.e. you are not locked into a specific topic or field from day one, nor are you expected to simply be clones of your advisors. The graduate students are wonderful colleagues, friends, and a source of support--there is no backbiting or unhealthy level of competition that you might hear about in other programs. A con in the past has been the amount of course work, which often led to a delay in developing your own research, but changes in the requirements over the past few years have done a lot to rectify this."
Ophelia Hu
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros: fantastic student body that's cooperative more than competitive. A truly different feel to business school. If you'd like to trample your classmates and disregard others for personal gain, this may not be the school for you. Cons: the administrators seem very focused on competing with the wrong set of schools and trying to shed the school's reputation for being small and social-impact minded. It wants to make the school larger and less distinct from other elite b-schools."
Anastasia Kiryushkina
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"The school is on a very strong upward trajectory and I am loving everything about the program and the people!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"It was an intensely challenging experience, but made me more mature and capable in the real world. My degree only prepared me moderately for the career field I eventually entered, but was overall great mental exercise, and made me a better writer and critical thinker overall."
Yalie2013
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Physics
"Yale is an incomparably wonderful place that combines the resources, cutting-edge research, and outstanding faculty of a large university with the community and sense of belonging found at liberal arts colleges. People at Yale genuinely love being at Yale, and they will all tell you that is true. It is seriously amazing."
Taylor Henley
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2015
  • Degree: Law
"Excellent education, provides great opportunities for current students and alums"
Jane
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"It has been said that "Yale is at once a tradition, a company of scholars, a society of friends." Studying at Yale is becoming immersed in a long and rich history, being surrounded by people who will push you intellectually, and having the time of your life while you're at it. The campus is gorgeous, the education is unmatched, and the friends are for life. New Haven is a bustling city full of life and culture and awesome food. All I can really say is that my 4 years at Yale went by much too fast."
Amber Collett
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Yale University's academic rigor is at the top of the chart, but the cost of the programs can be prohibitive to students. The University does their best to facilitate connections between students and faculty, alumni and student organizations, and they bring world-class speakers to campus to encourage extra-curricular learning. The education is top-notch, and so is the cost."
Girim Jung
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2015
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Pros: Access to world class faculty Large library system Cons: Career services is not as developed"
Rijan Maharjan
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"The faculty is great and the university wants students to succeed."
Nina Lagpacan
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"The Yale School of Forestry's Master of Environmental Management Program offers a plethora of courses that prepares students to become professionals in the environmental field. The career services are phenomenal and they are there to help you accomplish your career goals. The professional development resources are also excellent and students should take full advantage of mock interviews, salary negotiation and resume and cover letter review. There is the opportunity to take courses from other professional schools at Yale including law and business, however, the academic calendar of each school is different making it difficult to find courses that don't conflict with the Forestry school schedule."
lorenzo figura
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Worst part of the program were definitely advisor and committee. If the former were only useless to my program, that would have ben accetpable. But having him hampering my progress all the time with his arrogance and superficiality undermined my menthal health. Committee members were absent and completely useless."
Jinyang Li
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Come and enjoy life and research. Not a party school at all, workload is fine."
Chris Thissen
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Excellent graduate community and social life. More focus on post-graduate direction of students would be helpful, but is program specific."
DavId Kimel
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: History
"Yale is a phenomenal school that provides amazing educational options for its graduate students. Being here is a thrill and an honor."
Janett Buell
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Excellent classes and networking, and supported teaching experience, are pros. Cons would include the relative lack of funding for events in Film and German and the trickiness of having to negotiate all requirements between two departments."
Bofang Li
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: English
"An excellent programme, with great support from faculty and with access to the amenities of a world-class university."