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#14, overall score 72.42/100

Fun Fact:

“Yale students are sorted into 14 residential colleges, which have their own dining halls, traditions and intramural sports teams.”

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: New Haven, Conn.
  • Region: New England
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,472
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 800
  • Jewish population share: 15%
  • Student origin: 7% in-state / 93% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: Yale Daily News
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Elis
  • Ultimate Frisbee team names: Süperfly / Ramona

COST & AID Score:** 12.5/15

  • Score:** 12.5/15
  • Tuition: $51,400
  • Room & board costs: $15,500
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $41,877
  • Average loan debt: $15,521
  • Starting median salary: $66,800

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

  • Score: 20/20
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Median SAT range: 1430-1600
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 14.33/20

  • Score: 14.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 35
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Yale Friends of Israel, TAMID, J Street U
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 7.33/11

  • Score: 7.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 9.07/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 51.45/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 18.25/34

  • Score: 18.25/34
  • Hillel: Slifka Center for Jewish Life
  • Chabad: Chabad at Yale
  • OU-JLIC: Yes
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Jewish a capella group: Magevet
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 3
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 150
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 11 (5 Orthodox, 4 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: Yes
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Theo Epstein
  • Kosher food details: A kosher dining hall in the Hillel serves three kosher meals per day, on the student meal plan.

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