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Not many universities can boast alumni that include three living US presidents (and two deceased). George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush hale from the same alma mater, as did William Howard Taft and Gerald Ford. We refer, of course, to Yale University, who also boasts as its graduates current Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas; as well as Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Kerry, Eli Whitney, Nathan Hale, Paul Newman, Vincent Price, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Cole Porter, Anderson Cooper and William F. Buckley, Jr.

Yale University is a private, Ivy League university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the nation; its roots can be traced back to the 1640s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World. Yale Law School is consistently ranked as the top law school in the nation; Yale University is ranked among the top universities in the world.

Yale University is comprised of three major academic components: Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. It enrolls approximately 11,250 students.

Yale’s central campus in downtown New Haven rests on 260 acres, with an additional 500 acres incorporating the Yale golf course, nature preserves in rural Connecticut and Horse Island, just a short bus ride from town. The campus is noted for its largely Collegiate Gothic campus, as well as many noteworthy 19th-century mansions the school has restored along Hillhouse Avenue, pronounced “the most beautiful street in America” by Charles Dickens when he visited the United States in the 1840s.


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