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New England By The Numbers

New England By The Numbers
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16

Supreme Court justices who attended Yale

5

U.S. presidents who graduated from Yale: William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush

16

bulldogs that have served as Handsome Dan over the years since the mascot was adopted in 1889

417

books donated by Elihu Yale to help expand the college library in 1718

12,000,000

volumes now in Yale’s 22 libraries

12

books published about the Yale-Harvard football rivalry

300

estimated number of songs written by Cole Porter while studying at Yale (1909-13)

1,052

students once enrolled in professor Peter Salovey’s Psychology and Law class, called “the most popular course in Yale College history”

$15.2 billion

size of Yale’s endowment, second only to Harvard’s $25.9 billion

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