, Ivy League
university located in New Haven, Connecticut
, United States
. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education
in the United States. Yale Law School
is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the United States, while the university is ranked among the top universities in the world.
Incorporated as the Collegiate School, the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony.
1701 The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
1844 North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
1852 First Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event. Harvard won.
1873 Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.
1949 Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
1993 Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses his sight in one eye, his hearing in one ear and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber.