Yale University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.3 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 155 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 12,458 (5,472 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 2% part-time, 98% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $41,000
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: -Academic rigor -Faculty & resources (e.g. Yale libraries) Con: -Small town (New Haven, CT)
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

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.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros: Friendly academic environment; sufficient funding support; good lab and technique The cons: The surrounding area is not quite safe
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

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...
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

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.
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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

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.
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The Geology program at Yale is a high-achieving, competitive program that pushes its students to their fullest potential. The class load is relatively light, and independent research is the main focus of the five year Ph.D.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a great program, but currently too small. You need a larger "critical mass" of grad students and professors before you can really take advantage of the (hopefully) collaborative environment and start churning out papers.
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