Yale & New Haven

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 left to learn about the abundance of cultural resources,  various sports venues, incredible dining, and other activities that BBS students enjoy. With so much to do, New Haven is an attractive location for students, new faculty recruits, and young professionals.

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 2019-20 stipend of $36,550 enables students to afford apartments quite close to campus and yet still provides enough money to enjoy the many attractions at Yale and in New Haven.

Photo of New Haven

New Haven, affectionately known as "The Elm City", had the first public tree planting program in America. The resulting canopy of large trees includes a number of large elms.