Yale and New Haven are intimately connected and together offer a wealth of fun and affordable things to do on a grad student budget. Click on the links to the right to learn about the revitalization of the city and the neighborhoods in which students live. Read about the abundance of cultural resources, the various sports venues, the incredible dining, and the many destinations within driving distance of the city. With so much to do, New Haven has become an attractive location for students, new faculty recruits, and young professionals. See the 2014 Washington Post Lifestyles review of New Haven.
But Can Students Afford to Live Here?
What good is a thriving city if you can’t afford to enjoy it? This question is especially relevant to students planning to attend universities in expensive metropolitan areas. In these regions, a student stipend can be stretched to its limit to afford basic necessities. Having money left over for concerts, restaurants, or any other city attractions may prove quite difficult. By contrast, New Haven is a relatively inexpensive place in which to live, and BBS graduate students enjoy surprisingly comfortable lifestyles. The current stipend of $33,700 enables students to afford apartments quite close to campus and yet still provides enough money to enjoy the many attractions mentioned elsewhere in this section of the BBS site.