Brief Description: Private, Ivy League institution located on more than 800 acres in New Haven, Connecticut.
High Honors: Five U.S. Presidents, including Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, walked the halls of Yale University before assuming one of the most powerful roles in the world.
Old World Education: Founded in 1701 when Connecticut was just a colony, Yale University is the third-oldest institute of higher education in the United States. The university was formerly known as the “Collegiate School” and “Yale College.”
Fun Fact: Although F. Scott Fitzgerald attended Princeton University, another American Ivy League school, references to Yale University appear in his classic novel The Great Gatsby as well as his short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.