Yale University

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This Ivy League school is one of the oldest and most distinguished institutions of higher learning in the US. The university was founded in 1701 by a group of Puritan clergymen who wished to provide Connecticut with an institution where young men could be trained to serve the church and state. Yale gained university status in 1887, long after its Medical School (1810) and Law School (1824) were established. The nation's first Ph.D. degrees were awarded by Yale in 1861. Today the university enrolls some 11,200 students, and attracts visitors galore to its world-renowned museums.

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United Church on the Green
United Church on the Green
A Federal-style church, whose steeple
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The Green
The Green
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Hillhouse Avenue
Hillhouse Avenue
Most of the beautiful mansions on this
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Trinity Church
Trinity Church
The first Gothic-Revival church built in
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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The exterior walls of this library (1961
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art is
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United Church on the Green
United Church on the Green
A Federal-style church, whose steeple
15 minutes
The Green
The Green
When New Haven was a Puritan colony, the
60 minutes
Hillhouse Avenue
Hillhouse Avenue
Most of the beautiful mansions on this
15 minutes
See all