Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, 90 minutes north of New York City and 2.5 hours south of Boston. Yale's rich academic tradition dates back to 1701 and includes founding the American Association of Universities, becoming the first US institution to award the PhD, and educating five US Presidents and 19 US Supreme Court Justices. As a member of the Ivy League, Yale is consistently ranked as a top-three US college by US New and World Report, and is recognized as one America's leading centers of academia and as one of the world's preeminent research instutions.
Yale offers a unique combination of the substantial resources of a top-tier research instituition and the intimacy of a residential college system that builds community throughout a student's time at the university. The campus is a beautiful example of collegiate gothic architecture and provides the ideal location for students to spend a summer pursuing their academic passions.