Yale University and New Haven


The Downtown Crossing project is removing portions of the Route 34 highway connector that divided central New Haven. A new global headquarters for Alexion Pharmaceuticals is part of the plan.

The School of Medicine is located on the main campus of Yale University, one of the world’s great institutions of higher learning. With a residential college system modeled after those of Cambridge and Oxford, the undergraduate school is complemented by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 12 professional schools, including Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Engineering and Applied Science, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, and Medicine, which includes the School of Public Health. In 2007, Yale acquired the 136-acre West Campus in West Haven. 

Established in 1638, New Haven was the first planned municipality in America, organized geographically in nine squares, including a picturesque Green. Today, New Haven is a vibrant coastal city located on Long Island Sound between New York and Boston. Cultural opportunities abound, from dance, theater, and music to the treasures of Yale’s art and natural history museums.

New Haven

Population (2013) 129,898
Distance from:  
NYC 80 miles
Boston 137 miles

University profile  

        Yale 4,410
        YSM 2,779
        Yale 9,357
        YSM 3,404
        Yale 12,336
        YSM 1,223

University totals include YSM.

Community service

The majority of students volunteer for at least one of the school’s many community service projects, including:

  • Hill Regional Career High School partnership
  • Anatomy Teaching Program
  • Hunger and Homelessness Auction
  • HAVEN Student-Run Free Clinic

All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/14, unless otherwise noted.