About Yale University:

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. Chartered by Connecticut Colony, the "Collegiate School" 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. Originally restricted to theology and sacred languages, the curriculum began to incorporate humanities and sciences by the time of the American Revolution. In the 19th century, the school introduced graduate and professional instruction, awarding the first Ph.D. in the United States in 1861 and organizing as a university in 1887. Its faculty and student populations grew rapidly after 1890 with rapid expansion of the physical campus and scientific research. Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools. While the university is governed by the Yale Corporation, each school's faculty oversees its curriculum and degree programs. In addition to a central campus in downtown New Haven, the University owns athletic facilities in western New Haven, a campus in West Haven, Connecticutand forest and nature preserves throughout New England. The university's assets include an endowment valued at $27.2 billion as of June 2017, the second largest endowment of any U.S. educational institution. The Yale University Library, serving all constituent schools, holds more than 15 million volumes and is the third-largest academic library in the United States. Yale College undergraduates follow a liberal arts curriculum with departmental majors and are organized into a social system of residential colleges. Almost all faculty teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually. Students compete intercollegiately as the Yale Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I – Ivy League



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 54 56 60 73 208 59 55 56 57 67 55 58
Engineering 103 145 144 115 136 155 178 187 221 232 227 239
Life Sciences 5 7 9 13 12 12 14 14 13 14 14 15
Medicine 17 18 19 22 22 19 23 21 18 18 19 21
Natural Sciences 37 32 38 38 37 38 35 40 44 42 45 47
Social Sciences 14 13 13 12 12 15 14 14 13 14 14 16

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 180 208 184 263 290 - 301-350 269 269
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 20
Chemical Engineering 168 190 196 212 168 155 152 160 190 204
Chemistry 61 64 79 79 80 87 90 95 103 95
Civil Engineering 70 67 40 57 55 70 84 98 85 75
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 27
Computer Science 62 110 88 104 142 180 174 203 282 301-350
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 28
Electrical Engineering 90 74 121 119 147 191 212 235 252 277
Environment / Ecology - 42 37 34 31 31 37 42 33 35
Geosciences 64 82 70 70 68 73 76 75 75 83
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 13
Materials Science 242 187 196 181 176 187 179 168 180 173
Mathematics 33 70 60 61 67 71 52 72 100 104
Mechanical Engineering 85 146 188 185 257 226 249 289 301-350 277
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 41
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 15
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 13
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 22 18 28 26 32 28 24 22
Physics 41 35 34 36 36 36 49 47 45 72
Plant & Animal Science - 106 80 83 92 91 85 93 92 89
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 5
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 16
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 29