The last month of the year has arrived, and with it, the final University Spotlight of 2023 featuring Yale University. This summer, two of our athletes departed to join Yale’s sports teams. Fenne Mulder is representing the Field Hockey team, and Hebe Chadwick is part of the Track & Field team. Wishing these ladies lots of enjoyment and success!

It was that the first moment when I visited Yale, I experienced a culture focused on getting the best out of yourself and fellow students by teaming up in the learning process. I immediately felt a connection with the field hockey coaches and the campus. By living on Yale’s campus, I also hope to learn from the diverse backgrounds of my fellow students and contribute to this process myself and to enrich my perspectives and that of others.”

Fenne Mulder

Lovely words from Fenne about her university and the reasons why she chose Yale. Are you curious about how the campus looks, which sports are practiced, and what study programs are available? Keep reading to find out more.


Yale University is a private university with 6,590 students from 119 different countries, providing ample opportunities to meet people from diverse cultures. It is located in the city of New Haven, in the state of Connecticut on the east coast of America. During the first year, students live on campus and share an incredible experience with other student-athletes. The campus offers numerous facilities, including residential spaces, sports amenities, restaurants, study areas, and places to relax. In essence, the campus functions as a small village.

Are you curious about how the campus looks? Check out the virtual tour of Yale University here.


There is no shortage of sports at Yale University. They offer numerous sports, including Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. Something for everyone! The school competes in the Ivy League in NCAA Division 1, where they go up against universities such as Cornell University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

There are many facilities on campus, including excellent sports facilities, enabling you to thrive as a student-athlete. Fenne plays her home games at Johnson Field, and Hebe runs on the indoor track at Coxe Cage. Curious about what other facilities they have? Take a look at this page on Yale University’s website.

Yale also has a mascot named Handsome Dan XIX. Since 1890, a Bulldog has been representing Yale University, and Handsome Dan is regarded as the first live mascot. You can find him at the university’s games and events.


For your studies, this university is also very suitable. It is an academically excellent university with many different majors. The most popular majors are:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science and Government

Curious about all the programs you can pursue at Yale University? Take a look at this overview.

The professors are very enthusiastic, and students indicate that 90% of the faculty is genuinely passionate about their subjects. Additionally, they are easily accessible and articulate. They are highly committed to your development, care about your well-being, and prioritize your happiness. This is crucial and appreciated!

Hopefully, you’ve learned more about Yale University. Do you now think, “I want to play sports and study in America and have a fantastic time just like Fenne and Hebe!”? Let’s get to know each other to explore the opportunities for you!