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

Cheng Zhang
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Yale's graduate program in Engineering offers a cutting-edge research training for PhDs. For EE department, all of the professors are the leaders in their field of study. Students have to work extremely hard to keep up with the pace of technology advances."
Anurati Tandon
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2014
  • Degree: Management
"Pros: Student life, quality of interactions with student and faculty alike, and truly a program where you can make as much out of it as possible. Amazing global opportunities."
Indira Mukherjee
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"This may be both a pro and a con--it's very research oriented, and less practice-based. But this depends on what you're looking to get out of your degree."
William Popwell
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2014
  • Degree: Business
"SOM is an incredible place filled with high-caliber people. Our Career Development Office arranges numerous employer visits to campus, and the new facilities are gorgeous. As for the surrounding area, I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of high-quality restaurants and things to do. Overall, it's a great program!"
Daniel Kent
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The Yale School of Management is a graduate business school with a fantastic trajectory. Closely integrated with one of the preeminent universities in the world, the School of Management's integrated core curriculum provides a solid foundation that is differentiated from most other business schools as it draws from multiple disciplines in each class and utilizes multiple professors to co-teach courses. The School of Management attracts and draws students from the world-over and is internationally focused with it's co-founding of the Global Network for Advanced Management, an alliance of leading business schools that share cases, exchange programs, and classes. SOM's new building in Evans Hall provides students with the most up-to-date technology and career and support services are robust. The Yale School of Management provides a comprehensive environment to grow business leaders and develop the core competencies necessary to be change agents in firms and organizations."
Stefanie Wnuck
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2014
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Love Yale FES, but it is definitely expensive!"
Melissa Ivins
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Master of Environmental Management: Great faculty and students, the program brings in students with backgrounds primarily in ecology/environment, etc., but also students from legal and finance backgrounds. The program was recently revamped to give it a little more structure (having been there before this, I think the added structure will be a definite improvement)."
Talha Ali
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Yale offers excellent programs through it's School of Public Health. The classes are competitive as you would expect however that only encourages students to work to their full potential. The cost of education is expensive especially if you don't receive any scholarships/financial aid. However, if you are going to take a loan you might as well take it for a school like Yale, so that you'll have better job prospects."
Yagil Eliraz
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The Yale school of Drama is a fantastic place. Classes are interesting, great social life, and the program is very personal tailored. Financial Aid is great."
Justine Wiesinger
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2014
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"I would recommend this program to most people, though of course there is always the consideration of whom one wants to work with and what one wants to do. I have found my time at Yale as both an MA student and a PhD student to be highly productive. The resources here are excellent as are the faculty, and there are many opportunities to receive funding."
Cindy Le
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"Pros: Great network, name, brand, education Cons: Very competitive, low financial support"
Aliya Roginiel
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"YSPH is an excellent program; faculty are very encouraging and there is an extensive network of healthcare professionals for career and graduate school support"
Steven Harris
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2014
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Pros: -Academic rigor -Faculty & resources (e.g. Yale libraries) Con: -Small town (New Haven, CT)"
Lauren Ruth
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"This program is very flexible and self-driven, which is both a pro and a con. We are not required to take a ton of courses (but can) but for that reason we have to do a lot of self-learning. We get to spend most of our time researching, which is a huge pro if you're good at structuring your own time, but it's a con if you need deadlines as motivators. Also Yale does a great job of making living affordable. New Haven is not the best city in terms of size, but I think if you make a solid group of friends and establish a support network you can keep yourself from getting bored."
shuang zhang
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The pros: Friendly academic environment; sufficient funding support; good lab and technique The cons: The surrounding area is not quite safe"
Simon Darroch
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Just be best department and degree to do science; excellent and varied courses (including the opportunity to travel), and a spectacular feeder for top-end PhD programs and industry."
Michael McHugh
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2013
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"Yale BME is generally very collaborative and supportive. Resources are infinite, but expectations are enormous. Your PI is god while in (any) school, so choose wisely..."
Michelle Vaisman
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2013
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I am extremely happy I chose Yale EE over other programs I was accepted into. Yale's community is so supportive, and in particular the faculty and senior graduate students (I am a 1st year graduate student) have been very helpful in the transition to graduate school and the adjustment to the particular research field. There are two downfalls of the program: First is location - I'm not a huge fan of New Haven, CT. It's fairly far removed from larger cities (though it's not impossible to get to NYC...), isn't the safest, and isn't the best "college town," in my opinion. The second is that Yale's School of Engineering and Applied Science is very small. Although that is good in that everyone knows each other and it leads to a more supportive environment, it also means there aren't quite as many resources as at larger institutions. It does however mean everyone is more connected - so if an instrument exists on campus, it's much easier to gain access to it, compared to a larger university, where there might be more resources, though it could be difficult to gain access to them. However, overall Yale is a fantastic school and the community here has a very supportive and welcoming attitude making for a very enjoyable graduate school experience."
Camille Avestruz
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Physics
"Yale University: One of the best aspects of the university is the quality of resources that are available to graduate students. In particular, there is the writing center to help with grant applications and dissertation work, career development for those interested in both academic and non-academic careers, and work-life balance seminars. Physics department: The physics department has an environment that is much friendlier and more supportive than other top tier schools. The requirements for candidacy (coursework, qualifying exam, prospectus) are rigorous enough to warrant a solid fundamental background in physics, but not overwhelming enough to interfere with research. Student life: Yale's campus life is much more structured around the undergraduate population, and rarely caters to graduate student needs. However, I've found New Haven to be a great place to live. It is a walkable city with a large number of quality restaurants (given the size of the city), and there is always a sample of something to do on the weekend that is nearby (museum afternoon, great brunch places, hiking, plays, musical theatre, etc.). New York City and Boston are both reasonable day trips."
Ahsan Nawroj
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Although not a lot of faculty exist in the school of engineering, they are all very accomplished and excellent advisers. If one takes advantage of the limited number of people present per opportunity (of which there are plenty), then this is a great school to be at."