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“A treasured experience in New Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Yale University

Yale University
Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in New Haven
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Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
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“A treasured experience in New Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We booked a tour in advance given by a Yale University student. He was very informative, energetic, and entertaining. It takes about one and a half hours on foot through the various libraries, entrance ways ,and Harkness Tower. It was so freshing to hear our guide, Charles telling us the history and background of the buildings and statues in such an exciting manner. He shared with us an additional half hour because we were enjoying it so much! I highly recommend this tour because it will make your stay in New Haven a treasured experience.

Visited October 2012
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“The most interesting campus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Yale campus is lovely - well worth wandering around and make sure to visit both libraries. They are the highlights.

Visited August 2012
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“Most Beautiful East Coast College Campus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Yale University is one of the most beautiful Colleges in the East Coast. Beautiful Gothic Architecture. Lots of Museums. Beautiful Library (Sterling). Lots of good restaurants nearby.

Visited September 2012
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“True Ivy League”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

When I visited Harvard a few years ago the campus and buildings fell are short of my vision of what an Ivy League university would look like. More recent visits to Brown and Dartmouth were more what I had in mind. But when I visited Yale, at last I was at the school that looked as I had imagined. It is the epitome of what Ivy League looks like.

My wife and I took the hour and a half campus tour which was guided by an enthusiastic student. His enthusiasm made the visit all the more enjoyable. We saw all the major sights and learned of the school's history. We were surprised that many of the gothic style residence halls were built in the 1930s as they look so much older. We learned about the statue of Nathan Hale which was of interest to the CIA. A fun tale. We rubbed the toe of a statue for good luck. The 90 minute tour passed quickly.

If you go to Yale. be sure to take the tour. It's fun and informative.

Visited September 2012
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“Anybody Seen the President?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a place that has it all. It educates presidents and Supreme Court Justices. It even has great hockey. One the world's finest institutions.

Visited September 2012
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