Campus life and extracurricular activities are a huge part of the Yale University experience. In 2014, the school actually had 385 registered student organizations with another possible 100 coming in the near future. Writers may want to check out The Yale Record, a humor magazine, as well as the Yale Daily News and Yale Herald. For those interested in theater, the Yale Dramatic Association is a good choice as is the Bulldog Productions if you lean more towards film.

There are also several groups dedicated to politics, debate, and social services including the undergraduate student government and The Yale Political Union, which is actually advised by John Kerry and George Pataki. You can even find the secret and honor societies on campus as well as quite a few fraternities and sororities.

Yale has an extensive athletic program, with 849 athletes though they tend to focus on Football, Ice Hockey, Basketball. Part of the NCAA and Ivy Group, the school has 35 varsity athletic teams and that does not include club groups. The Yale crew actually went on to win the Olympic Gold medal in both 1924 and 1956. But make sure to cheer alongside Handsome Dan, the bulldog mascot, at the Yale Bowl.

For more learning opportunities, students can head over to the Yale University Library, which serves all 14 schools within the system, and holds 15 million volumes. It’s the third largest academic library in the country. The school also offers academic and career counseling, employment services, on-campus day care, and placement services for graduates.

A lot of history takes place at Yale, which includes the invention of the Frisbee and the first ice hockey game in the US, but students are always invited to make their own history through their experience at Yale.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
Arnold Hall, Bellamy Hall, Berkley College, Bingham Hall, Branford College, Broadway, Calhoun College, Chapel, College, Crown, Curtis Hall, Davenport College, Durfee Hall, Bradford, Edgewood, Edwards, EH Harkness Bldg D, Elm, Esplanade Apartments, Esplanade Apts, E, Ezra Stiles College, Farnam Hall, Henry, Fisher Hall, Hall of Graduate Studies, Helen Hadley Hall, High, Ivy Manor Apts, Jonathan Edwards College, Jonathan EdwardsWeir Hall, Lake Place, Lanman Wright Hall, Lawrence Hall, Thomas, Mansfield Apts, Mansfield Stret, McClellan Hall, Morse College, New Residence Hall, Park, Park Street, Park, / Edgewood, Pierson College, Prospect, Prospect Street, Sachem, Saybrook College, Silliman College, Timothy Dwight College, Timothy DwightRosenfeld Hall, Trumbull College, Vanderbilt Hall, Welch Hall, Whitehall Apts, York, York SQ Place, YorkCrown Apts, Yorks SQ Place

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Ivy Group
    Basketball - Ivy Group
    Baseball - Ivy Group
    Cross Country/Track - Ivy Group

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 104 114
Baseball 26
Basketball 18 19
Fencing 19 15
Field Hockey 19
Football 110
Golf 11 10
Gymnastics 14
Ice Hockey 27 24
Lacrosse 44 33
Rowing 43 42
Sailing 18
Soccer 32 30
Softball 19
Squash 17 13
Swimming and Diving 36 36
Tennis 12 13
Volleyball 18
Other Sports 43
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 487
Female Athletes 362


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$103,612 (14.7)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$149,509 (14)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

Nearby Restaurants

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Miles From Campus: 0.3
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Miles From Campus: 0.33
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Miles From Campus: 0.41
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Miles From Campus: 0.41
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Miles From Campus: 0.52
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Miles From Campus: 2.65
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Miles From Campus: 2.74
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