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Yale University
Latin: Universitas Yalensis
Motto אורים ותמים (Hebrew) (Urim V'Tumim)
Lux et veritas (Latin)
Motto in English Light and truth
Established 1701
Type Private
Endowment US $19.4 billion[1]
President Richard C. Levin
Academic staff 3,619[2]
Students 11,593
Undergraduates 5,275
Postgraduates 6,318
Location New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Campus Urban, 837 acres (339 ha) including Yale Golf Course
Former names Collegiate School (1701-1718)
Yale College (1718-1887)
Colors       Yale Blue[3] since 1894; prior color, green
Athletics NCAA Division I (FCS Football) Ivy League
Nickname Bulldogs, Elis, Yalies[4][5][6]
Mascot Handsome Dan
Affiliations Ivy League
Charter creating Collegiate School, which became Yale College, 9 October 1701

Yale University is a university in the state of Connecticut. It is in the Ivy League and considered by many people to be one of the best universities in the world.

Yale was founded in 1701. It was called "The Collegiate School". Later, a kid named University. But he didnt want that so he kept it Yale

Richard Levin is the president of Yale.


  1. "Investment Return of 21.9% Brings Yale Endowment Value to $19.4 Billion". Yale Daily Bulletin. September 28, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  2. "Yale Facts | Yale". Retrieved 2009-09-16.
  3. Yale University - Identity Guidelines
  4. Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1920), This Side of Paradise, chapter 2: "half-a-dozen seats were kept from sale and occupied by six of the worst-looking vagabonds that could be hired from the streets... At the moment in the show where Firebrand, the Pirate Chief, pointed at his black flag and said, "I am a Yale graduate — note my Skull and Bones!" — at this very moment the six vagabonds were instructed to rise conspicuously and leave the theatre with looks of deep melancholy and an injured dignity. It was claimed though never proved that on one occasion the hired Elis were swelled by one of the real thing."
  5. Kanya Balakrishna (November 20, 2006). "Five Elis win Rhodes". Yale Daily News. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-31., "Four Yale undergraduates and one student from the Graduate School are among the 32 students around the country to receive Rhodes scholarships this year.
  6. Mark Alden Branch (February 2003). "The Ten Greatest Yalies Who Never Were". Yale Alumni Magazine. Retrieved 2006-02-26.