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Yale University

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Address: New Haven, CT 6520
Phone Number: +1 203-432-4771

One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.

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A Walk in the Past

Beautiful architecture , like taking a walk in the past, always something to explore, the gem of New Haven

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
Hamden, Connecticut

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Beautiful architecture , like taking a walk in the past, always something to explore, the gem of New Haven

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Beautiful campus that is impeccably maintained. Unbelievable professors. Administration is top notch. But the thing that is most incredible about Yale College is the students. We were blown away by the kids we met. They are astonishingly accomplished, humble and friendly.

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Baden, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

I arrived to New Haven in the afternoon and we only had one night. So we went for a walk to the Yale University. The ambiance of this unviersity on a Saturday afternoon was magnificient, it was slowly snowing and the university bells were playing a medolic music. I felt like in a romantic wintertale! The university itself was beautiful... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

While attending a conference in New Haven, I took a few hours to walk around the University campus. There was definitely a "Wow" factor. Just outstanding examples of what I would call "Gothic." Beautiful facades, gates, courtyards, and iron grill work. The thought that came to my mind, "Was it is amazing what money can buy." I have visited the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Took an early morning walk through the campus grounds with my camera and left with many wonderful photos of this beautiful place! What a splendid mix of new and old architecture. Highly recommend taking the time to self tour this amazing campus.

2 Thank Ahems
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I have spent a lot of time around the Yale University campus and it is enormous. The many different styles of architecture are stunning. Some areas have open courtyards, though most are closed, which give a remarkable calm and studious atmosphere in the midst of a busy city. I highly recommend a walk around in summer when everything is bright... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Magnificent architecture, great ambience. Not just a good place to study, but a lovely university to wander around.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

The campus is beyond belief in beauty and you should do yourself a favor and take a campus tour. My daughter and my students loved their time on this beautiful campus.

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oak brook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Did a college tour with my son.Most enjoyable experience , highly recommend even if you don't attend Yale. Lots of old and new architecture.Loved their main library and the adjoining buildings.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

It's one of the most beautiful Universities in the world. The architecture is spectacular from gothic to contemporary to modern. Enjoy the quads, the plantings, the leaded glass windows and so much more. The museums are equal to some of the best in the country. We have taken many people on little tours, like the Sterling Library, Woolsey Hall etc.... More 

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