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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Yale

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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.



Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert Test Preparation (formerly 2400 Expert), a #1 bestselling SAT prep author, an MD/MBA student at Yale and USC, and winner of an investment deal with billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC's Shark Tank. He raised his own SAT score from average to perfect and teaches students his methods in an online SAT prep class.