Yale is one of the top universities in the nation. Here are 4 facts you may not know about this elite institution in New Haven, Connecticut.
(1) Five U.S. Presidents
Yale is the alma mater of five United States Presidents: William Taft, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Only Harvard has more U.S. President alumni with seven.
(2) Fedex Got a C at Yale
The founder of Fedex, Fredrick Smith, entered Yale in 1962. He wrote a paper for his economics class describing an overnight delivery service. Fredrick Smith got a C on the paper. The paper later became the idea for Fedex.
(3) Skull & Bones is No Joke
Skull & Bones is the most infamous secret society at Yale and it has some very prominent alumni:
U.S. Presidents – William Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush
Former CIA Chief – James Jesus Angleton
U.S. Secretary of State – John Kerry
Blackstone Founder – Stephen Schwarzman
Morgan Stanley Co-Founder – Harold Stanley
Fedex Founder – Fredrick Smith
(4) Best Pizza in the USA
New Haven’s has some of the best pizza parlors in the United States. From Sally’s, Frank Pepe, Modern Apizza, to Bar — you will never eat more pizza than when you attend Yale.
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