Yale as the "artsiest" Ivy

<p>Is this true? If you think it is, want to explain to me why? This is certainly my preconception (misconception?) of the place based on posts here and the kids that my highschool has sent there, but that's not exactly accurate data to base an opinion of something off of. </p>

<p>Opinions?</p>

<p>A proffesor at an art school told me that Yale had the best art program of the ivys (except maybe columbia's)</p>

<p>I'm no expert, but I would consider Brown and Yale to be the artsiest and most "off-beat."</p>

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<p>Yale is known to be very artsy - art, music, theater, etc.
I think Yale didn't have an explanation for it and that artsy students just seemed to "show up" in their matriculated classes. I believe I read that somewhere, but I'm not 100% sure :)</p>

<p>Yale has a strong arts department. So I guess it can be 'artsy'?</p>

<p>^ I think Yale's artsy reputation has little to do with the strength of the arts departments. It's just that Yale's student body is very art, music, theater, etc. oriented.</p>

<p>Yale arguably has one of the most prestigious MFA programs in the U.S., up there with Rhode Island School of Design, etc.</p>

<p>One thing that distinguishes Yale from it's fellow Ivies is the existence of the Graduate School of Music and the Graduate School of Drama. I think those 2 areas draw significant numbers of undergrads who want Ivy-level academics and also serious music and theater (and musical theater!) possibilities.</p>