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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution.
It was established by clergy in Saybrook Colony to educate Congregational ministers.
It moved to New Haven in 1716 and shortly after was renamed Yale College in recognition of a gift from British East India Company governor Elihu Yale. The school was initially restricted to theology and sacred languages then humanities and sciences were incorporated by the time of the American Revolution.
In the 19th century, the University created the graduate and professional instruction program and in 1861, the first PhD in the United States was awarded.
The population of the students increased rapidly and that necessitated the expansion of the campus into various faculties and scientific research centers.
It now has a total undergraduate enrolment of 5,472, its setting is the city, and the campus size is 345 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Yale University ranks 3rd in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $51,400 (2017-18).