History, Affiliations and Rankings
Yale University is one of the most popular universities worldwide for offering higher education. It is a leading private university located in the USA that was established in 1701. Yale was established as a collegiate school near Saybrook, Connecticut and the collegiate school was renamed Yale College. In 1861, Yale became the first university in America to award Doctor of Philosophy degrees. It is ranked among the top universities in the USA to provide higher education. The university holds top rankings in the rankings released by QS World University Rankings, THE Ranking, The Guardian Ranking, US News and Report Ranking and CWUR Rankings. Yale University is officially accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. The legacy of this prestigious institute can be traced back to over 318 years.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
It is known to be one of the largest higher education institutes offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of disciplines. Yale offers admission based on a selective policy which is based on entrance exams conducted by the university and also takes into account previous academic records. In addition to its degree programmes, it also offers a number of exchange programmes, online courses and distance learning opportunities. The University has fourteen schools including the undergraduate liberal arts college, the Graduate school of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. In addition to the 14 schools, Yale offers non-degree programs that are available for students with specific and defined educational goals.
Accomplishments and Alumni
In 1836, Yale Literary magazine was founded, which is known to be the oldest literary review in the country. In 1861, Yale became the first university in America to award Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The University currently has fourteen constituent schools. It also has a list of distinguished alumni members. Some of the notable alumni include - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Rostislav Romanov and Prince Akiiki Hosea Nyabongo.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Yale University caters to the academic demands of nearly 3,000 international students. It thus promotes a rich student diversity at its campus. Students come from across 140 countries of the world. Most of the international student population is from Canada, China, Germany, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Yale University also ensures the development of transferable skills among students. Some of the top visiting companies are - Accenture, Deloitte, Microsoft etc.