One of the oldest American universities, Yale is in prestigious the ''Ivy League'', which consists of eight most respected universities in the northeast of the United States. Yale, Harvard and Princeton are the "Big Three", to which all young careerists dream. Yale is considered a forge of humanitarians, but the university has a large selection of natural science programs and excellent conditions for engaging in science. In addition, Yale and especially bachelor's programs are attractive in that they allow a certain category of students to obtain diploma of prestigious university for free.
Yale University was founded in 1701, but its history dates back to the middle of the 17th century, when Puritan priests, who arrived in New England, tried to found a college modeled on European universities. According to their idea, educational institution in the New World was to inherit a best educational traditions of the ancient world and medieval Europe. From Ancient Greece and Rome, American colleges had to take the principle of liberal education , which implied personality comprehensive development. And from the oldest English universities, Oxford and Cambridge, a collegial structure, that is, a college dormitory, where students not only study together but also live and communicate during extracurricular time.
It's on such principles Harvard was founded, the oldest university in the United States. Now this prestigious educational institution and Yel's eternal rival, but at beginning of the XVIII century priests, who were took care of formation of Americans though , seemed university was laying wrong foundations and instead of inculcating virtues, - plants false principles, develops pride and creates unhealth competition.
In 1701, the learned men, including Harvard graduates, and priests, finally got the right to correct mistake, and create a new university, which became Yelem. At first , it was called the Collegiate School, and its current name was received only in 1717 , in honor of British merchant and entrepreneur Elihu Yel, who donated books and money for the college development
It was never easy to study in Yale. At first, the official college language, where teaching was conducted, was Latin, - and all students had to communicate in dead language even outside classrooms . Later it was changed by English, but before 1931, all the students of Yale, regardless of specialization, were obliged to study Latin without fail.
Today, Yale is among the top ten universities in the world according to various ratings, and Yale's diploma is a let-pass to the highest spheres in almost every industry.