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Yale University

Yale University
1701

Chartered in 1701, Yale University is one of the world’s most prestigious, elite universities in the United States. It has the second lowest admission rate among the Ivy League schools. It offers thousands of courses in its 14 schools. The most sought-after major is History, followed by Political Science, Biology, English and Economics.

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  • Four Yale graduates signed the American Declaration of Independence, and the university has educated five US presidents: William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. 
  • Twenty Yale alumni have won Nobel prizes, including economist Paul Krugman, while 32 have won the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Other notable alumni include US secretaries of state Hillary Clinton, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Morgan Stanley founder Harold Stanley, billionaire Blackstone Group founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, Boeing and United Airlines founder William Boeing, FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith, 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki, and Pinterest cofounder and CEO Ben Silbermann, John Kerry, and actress Meryl Streep.