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Yale University

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Address: New Haven, CT 6520
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+1 203-432-4771

One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.

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The 15 minute introductory video was sung by students and basically seemed like a promo but the 75 minute tour was very good despite the cold. The buildings were beautiful and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Marianne H
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The 15 minute introductory video was sung by students and basically seemed like a promo but the 75 minute tour was very good despite the cold. The buildings were beautiful and surprisingly the ones that looked oldest were quite new and had been carefully built to look old including pouring sulphuric acid over them. There was a statue of the... More 

Thank Marianne H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The campus is very beautiful, something like Harry Potters buildings but very well organized. The World Scholar's Cup brought us there, so we were able to feel only Woolsey Hall where the Yale students have their graduation. It is very impressive place and it is an honor to be graduated at such premises.

Thank Talgat D
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The university campuses are spread across town, and you can reach them from orange street or from the museum. Some of the buildings are centuries old and some fairly new.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Supposed to be a famous university in USA. We visited since my daughter was attending Champions round of the world scholars cup. All big universities I visited before had a big campus. All university departments are in the campus. Yale is spread across entire town of New Haven making it very inconvenient to visit different departments. At least for me... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Historically beautiful, great walking, so much to see and learn. Recommend dressing warm in November and walking for hours

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The campus is incredible. So pretty. Will make you regret every decision you have ever made that didn't bring you to attend Yale University.

Thank Shannon K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A beautiful place with a historic background. Definitely worth a walkabout and be sure to hit many of the excellent eateries in the neighbourhood.

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Chesterfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I explored the Yale campus on my own and did not take the tour. First of all, parking is horrible, which is to be expected at Ivy League schools. I parked in the Crown Street Garage in Downtown New Haven which cost $13 for the day. The Old Campus off the New Haven Green is stunning with mature trees, great... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's a beautiful place. We walked around campus and looked around. There was an art museum we stopped by and it was interesting. Definitely worth visiting

Thank Stargrl6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Yale student who led our tour was a delightful sophomore with an obvious love of the university. The campus is beautiful and learning some of the history was fascinating.

Thank Deb M

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