We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yale University

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , New Haven, CT 6520
Phone Number: (203) 432-4771
Website
Improve this listing
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 336 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 222
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Ivy - historical and present

The tour for potential student applicants is comprehensive and interesting. Better than looking at unidentified buildings. Check Yale web site for times and meeting place

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
BJaneH
,
New Haven, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
174 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The tour for potential student applicants is comprehensive and interesting. Better than looking at unidentified buildings. Check Yale web site for times and meeting place

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I led my family on a self guided campus tour here. The buildings are so neat looking. I really loved the Sterling Memorial Library, the Sterling law building and Harkness Tower. I wish I could have went into the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library but it was under construction. I also wanted to see the Museum of Musical Instruments... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Parked nearby and walked around campus. Lots of nice architecture here. Entered a building and looked around. Worth a look if you're nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Having been to Boston and seen Harvard, we decided on this trip to try NH and Yale. Very beautiful campus, but you can't go inside most buildings, the one staff we encountered was rude, the Beinecke library is closed and there wasn't much happening. Disappointing, saved only by the Yale Art Gallery which was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamden, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went on a photography tour this Spring of the Yale campus and I also got to go inside of The Sterling Memorial Library as well. The campus is so beautiful, the building magnificent and the history rich. The Library is so elegant and looks more like a cathedral than a library. I highly recommend taking a tour of this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited Yale Campus while dropping our kid for a summer camp. It is an amazing campus with traditional buildings located downtown.Worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited, but went on a free 75 minute university tour. To see areas not generally available to the public and to learn a lot of detail, you don't want to miss the university tour. This is an incredibly beautiful university. The library is amazing and nothing I have seen in libraries compares. We drove to New Haven just to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
246 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Participated in a regular-scheduled tour from the visitors center. Kelsey was our group's guide and did a wonderful job. She was clearly knowledgable about the school overall and is enjoying her experience at the University. The tour starts with a 15-min video at the visitors center before pairing groups with a student guide. The tour provided some history and antidotal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful place . I recommend know Yale. The squares are well cared for. Do not forget to visit the historical buildings of Yale.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Absolutely stunning buildings and campus. Very worth visiting if you are in the the area. History, everywhere you look.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Yale University? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yale University staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?