Established in 1701, in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is the third oldest institution of higher education in USA. Interestingly, the Ivy League college was named after Elihu Yale, governor of the British EIC, in honor of his gift to the college - 417 books, a portrait of King George I, and nine bales of goods. Yale is renowned for its list of accomplishments, among which are the first three PhD degrees to be awarded in the US (for philosophy & psychology, physics, and the classics), not to mention its string of famous alumni, from politician Hilary Clinton to YouTube sensation Kurt Hugo Schneider. The school offers bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees, with all disciplines taught by experts in the field. It is a large university with about 13,00 students who engage in activities from sports, to social fraternities, to community service, to joining one of the 230 student organisations on campus (some of which are 100 years old!). Fun campus traditions at Yale include the Freshman Holiday Dinner, Bladderball (whose future is uncertain), and the Spring Fling!