Founded in 1701, Yale University is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the US. It is a member of the Ivy League (an athletic conference comprising eight most prestigious universities in the United States).

The University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Other accreditations include the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, etc.

Notable Yale alumni include U.S. Presidents (William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush), Nobel Laureates (Paul Krugman, Edmund Phelps, John Bennett Fenn, Raymond Davis Jr., George Akerlof, Thomas A. Steitz), President of the Philippines in World War II (Jose P. Laurel),  Fifth president of Germany (Karl Carstens), etc.

Rankings:

- Yale Law School is ranked No.1 in the nation (US News & World Report 2010).

- Ranked 11th in the world and 9th in North & Latin America, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 2nd in 2007, 2nd in 2008 and 3rd in 2009.

- Rated 36th in the world (Webometrics Ranking of World universities, July 2009).

- 10th globally in Life and Agriculture Sciences, 15th in Mathematics, 20th in Chemistry, 22nd in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ARWU 2009).

- Placed among the world's top 10 institutions for the following subjects: Arts & Humanities (5th), Social Sciences (8th), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (9th), according to THE-QS Rankings 2009.

- 8th among the World's Top Ten Universities for Peer Reviews by THES 2007.

- 20th in the 2004 ranking of World Top Universities in Subdiscipline: Financial Economics (econphd•net).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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