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“A must do!”
Review of Yale University

Yale University
Ranked #3 of 58 things to do in New Haven
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Owner description: One of the country's oldest and most prestigious universities.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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“A must do!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The tour starts at the visitor centre with a (for UK visitors) cheesy video but things improve dramatically once you get outside and are guided around the amazing buildings and listen to the well informed (student) guide. All very picturesque ... a New Haven 'must do'!

Visited March 2013
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“World Class Everything”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

World class university with style. Bulldog Days is unsurpassed. Unmatched campus beauty. Go bulldogs!

Visited April 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Gorgeous Campus”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

So much to see and do. You must bring your camera. Allow for a couple of days. A definite must do in New Haven

Visited April 2013
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Bend, Oregon, United States
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“Yale University”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a beautiful old campus that is long in history and tradition. It was neat to see this place that I have heard about my entire life.

Visited March 2013
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New Haven, Connecticut
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“Old Campus Architecture & What to See at Yale”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

There are many attractions around what is considered "old campus" or the main portion of campus that most would consider Yale proper. Most of the campus is bisected by the city streets of New Haven, but this doesn't really impair the experience. Parking is available (paid meter that accept both coins and debit/credit cards) around campus and on the street near the green (downtown New Haven's green park space). There are parking decks located off of the green, though they fill up due to commuters during work days.

If you get the chance, don't just admire the buildings, go in them as well. Many of the buildings are open to the public and even the classrooms are beautiful. Check out the buildings on High St between Chapel and Elm St for a gimps at a Tiffany window in what I think is the English department. Sterling Memorial Library is also a great building to go in (you'll see the entrance as you walk up High St toward Elm St). The area around the School of Divinity is very pretty and Yale School of Medicine has a medical history museum.

New Haven is known for petty theft, don't leave valuables in sight and make sure your doors are locked.

Visited April 2013
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