Yale University Visit Report by trekker5211
Visit to Yale University in May 2013 by trekker5211(Student, HS Class of 2012)
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Admissions Interview: No - No interviews until the summer before senior year, but I was able to meet with my area's admissions officer, who was very nice and helpful with my questions
Information Session: Yes - Led by a current senior, who took a year off from school last year to travel with the Whiffenpoofs. I liked (very much) that it was more informal than info sessions I've been too at other school
Campus Tour: Yes - The tour guide didn't walk backwards the entire time - just during some important bits. It was nice to have some downtime between stops, unlike other tours where guides ramble on the entire time
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Campus Visit Notes for Yale University
I was expecting a lot of Yale, and it exceeded my expectations. The notion that Yale wants its students to work hard, but have fun too, was definitely reinforced, through seeing the large amount of on-campus theatre, as well as the Freshman Olympics, which basically turned Old Campus into one big party.. Plus, it was the first Ivy I've visited that I didn't feel unwelcome at. Overall, it was an amazing, and incredibly informative visit.
Conclusion: I. LOVE. YALE.
A word of caution, however: I'm able to look past the fact that it's in a very urban area. It felt clean to me, but I'm used to urban environments (the thought of going somewhere like Williams or Dartmouth, out in the countryside, has no appeal to me whatsoever). Yale isn't for everyone by any means - and don't set your heart on it until you visit.