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Yale University

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

Updated Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

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