Saturday, June 19, 2010
We arrived in New Haven around 11 and went straight to the admission's office were there was a stuffed bull dog. I had to look twice because I couldn’t believe that it was actually real. Instead of getting an admissions officer talking to us we watched a movie. The movie was people singing about why they chose Yale. At first I thought how can one of the world's top institutes show us a movie?
I thought it was joke at first, but then I realized that instead of the snotty stuck up image I had of Yale and their students that they were actually just regular college students that had fun like everyone else. It was interesting to see that side of an Ivy League college.
Once the weird movie was over we went on a tour where I learned that they had dorms where they put every type of person together to live. I really like the idea of getting to know someone that you would have otherwise no opportunity to meet. I liked the fact that they would stay with each other for all four years.
Although many say the architecture at Yale is really amazing I was not the biggest fan. It seemed really dark and depressed. The buildings were meant to look like they were older than they really are. I thought that was tacky, but they were nice buildings and had a nice layout.
The tour guide also showed us the oldest book on campus and in New Haven. It was the first bible printed out of a press at the school. This and the many other old books and manuscripts just showed how much history that Yale holds. It’s a really great institution that I would be honored to go to.