Yale University is a 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 …
Charter creating Collegiate School, which became Yale College, October 9, 1701
A Front View of Yale-College and the College Chapel, Daniel Bowen, 1786.
Coat of arms of the family of Elihu Yale, after whom the University was named in 1718
First diploma awarded by Yale College, granted to Nathaniel Chauncey, 1702