Yale University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.32 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 154 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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

YSM is academically sound and quality of education is unparalleled. however, the workload is not unbearable due to the Yale system- no grades!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

My experience here at Yale has been nothing short of wonderful. I have learned so much (from both professors and peers), grown as a scholar and as a person, and have made what I expect to be lifelong friends - many of whom belong (or have belonged) to the Yale community, but many of whom do not. I absolutely love New Haven and the surrounding area. Of course, this program may not be for you if your primary areas of interest are different from those of the faculty and of the students here. That said, it has always seemed to me that a very broad spectrum of philosophical interests are reflected in the work of all. I could not be happier with my decision to attend Yale and cannot imagine being anywhere else. (Well, I suppose that strictly speaking, I can, but I cannot imagine that experience being a better one.)
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

A strong program with good, committed faculty. Excellent financial support and funding opportunities. Good social opportunities and excellent restaurants in the area.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2018

I like my program in many ways, especially its great faculty members and supportive graduate students community.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

Great faculty, good financial support, but the program itself could be better structured.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program with supportive teachers and competitive classes. One of the highest levels of financial support for PhD students. Many inter-disciplinary opportunities and workshops. However, lots of bureaucratic hurdles and difficulty navigating the system during the first year. The town also needs work.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Incredibly academic environment. The rest is so-so, but I hope the academic environment is why you're going to grad school.....
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2013

Yale's chemistry research facilities are excellent and constantly getting better. The buildings are either new or being renovated. The faculty are generally collegial and helpful, with the expected few exceptions. When I started as a graduate student, the department had a much stronger social scene, the funding for which was the first thing to go when budget cuts were needed in 2008/09. Workload is a tricky question-- you will work your a** off, but I think most people expect that from a graduate chemistry program-- I did not feel like expectations were unreasonable. The biggest drawback of Yale is New Haven, which is notoriously sketchy. Expect regular emails about students/faculty being mugged or assaulted, even walking in groups on a busy street in broad daylight! If you can escape New Haven, though, Connecticut is actually quite beautiful, and day trips to NYC are fun and easy (about 1 hr 45 min on the train).
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

Great place to study economics. I have really enjoyed my time here and believe I have grown a lot both professionally as well as at a personal level. New Haven is also a great place to live. You can walk to work/school and everything is close by.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014

As usual, for PhD programs, so much of it is tied to your major advisor. Do you like her/him? Helpful? Available? A genuinely nice person? Helpful with career advice? Helpful with dissertation progress? You get a good one, and your time here will be better. You get a bad one, and it's hell. I don't feel that Yale is any better of a place to get your PhD than anywhere else...except that the financial aid here and stipend support is very generous! That help makes it more possible to get out of here with your diploma in less time than at another school with an equally viable advisor.
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