Check out the list of notable Yale University alumni. Some of the notable Yale University students are Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and James Franco.

The Yale University, situated in the United States, is one of the most reputed educational institutions in the world, which has been attracting students from several countries every year. It is believed that the name of the university has been derived from Elihu Yale, a governor of the East India Company, known for his generosity. He apparently donated a lot to the university and the name Yale was the institution’s way of paying tribute to the late governor. The infrastructure of the university is simply outstanding. The dining hall and the library, in particular, deserve a special mention. The remarkable Goth architecture and the breathtaking campus might remind you of the ‘Hogwarts’ school from the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise. Several noteworthy public figures were once students of this remarkable institution. Democrat leader Hillary Clinton is an alumnus of the notable Yale University and apparently visits her alma mater quite often. Her husband Bill Clinton, who was the 42nd President of the United States, known for his outstanding leadership skills, had studied here too. Former American President George W Bush, Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and noted journalist Anderson Cooper are a few other famous personalities among Yale’s alumni. The university is also notable for producing several students who went on to become a part of the American intelligence agency ‘CIA’. In addition, there are several rumors of this university being a hotbed for creepy secret societies. Here is a list of notable Yale alumni who have made a mark in various spheres of life and inspired others to follow suit!
James FrancoJames Franco
(Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher)

19 April 1978

Palo Alto, California, U.S

American

Aries

Ronan FarrowRonan Farrow
(Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer)

19 December 1987

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
(Actress & Director)

19 November 1962

Los Angeles

American

Scorpio

Claire DanesClaire Danes
(American actress)

12 April 1979

Manhattan

American

Aries

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
(Actress)

12 December 1970

Round Top

American

Sagittarius

Edward NortonEdward Norton
(Actor)

18 August 1969

Boston, Massachusetts

American

Leo

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
(Journalist)

03 June 1967

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny

07 August 1960

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

American

Virgo

Alan DershowitzAlan Dershowitz
(Lawyer)

01 September 1938

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

23 June 1948

Pin Point, Georgia, U.S.

American

Cancer

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

15 September 1946

New York City

American

Virgo

Vincent priceVincent Price
(Actor)

27 May 1911

25 October 1993

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Gemini

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
(Actor)

09 July 1938

Bridgeport, Connecticut

American

Cancer

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

15 October 1964

Peru, Indiana, United States

American

Gemini

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
(Computer Scientist)

09 December 1906

01 January 1992

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Enugu, Nigeria

Nigerian

Virgo

Pat RobertsonPat Robertson
(Evangelist, Media Mogul)

22 March 1930

Lexington city

American

Aries

Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
(Television Personality)

11 November 1936

Gibbon, Nebraska

American

Scorpio

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

28 September 2003

Constantinople, Greece (modern day Istanbul, Turkey)

Greek,Turkish,American

Virgo

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
(Painter)

25 September 1903

25 February 1970

Daugavpils, Latvia

American

Libra

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
(CEO of TheBlaze)

10 February 1964

Everett

American

Aquarius

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

02 April 1947

Endicott

American

Aries

Nathan HaleNathan Hale
(American Martyr)

06 June 1755

22 September 1776

Coventry, Connecticut

American

Gemini

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney
(American inventor)

08 December 1765

08 January 1825

Westborough

American

Sagittarius

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr
(Theologian)

21 June 1892

01 June 1971

Wright City, Missouri

American

Gemini

Wendi Deng Murdoch Wendi Deng Murdoch
(Businesswoman, Actress)

08 December 1968

Jinan, China

American

Sagittarius

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
(Beatboxer)

05 October 1988

Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

American

Libra

Ben SteinBen Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)

25 November 1944

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Sagittarius

Maya LinMaya Lin
(Designer)

05 October 1959

Athens

American

Libra

Chuck CloseChuck Close
(Painter)

05 July 1940

Monroe

American

Cancer

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe
(American author)

02 March 1931

Richmond, Virginia, USA

American

Pisces

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

07 February 1885

10 January 1951

Sauk Centre

American

Aquarius

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
(Landscape Architect)

26 April 1822

28 August 1903

Hartford

American

Taurus

Allen DullesAllen Dulles
(Former Diplomat & Head of CIA)

07 April 1893

29 January 1969

Watertown, New York

American

Aries

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper
(Writer)

15 September 1789

14 September 1851

Burlington, New Jersey

American

Virgo

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
(Military Leader)

25 February 1754

07 March 1835

East Setauket, Brookhaven, New York, United States

American

Pisces

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
(Author, Historian)

07 July 1933

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Cancer

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

24 December 2008

New York City

American

Aries

Charles IvesCharles Ives
(Composer)

20 October 1874

19 May 1954

New York City, New York, United States

American

Libra

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
(Lexicographer)

16 October 1758

28 May 1843

West Hartford

American

Libra

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)

14 January 1880

04 September 1925

Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

A. Bartlett GiamattiA. Bartlett Giamatti
(Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball)

04 April 1938

01 September 1989

Boston

American

Aries

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

21 April 1948

Burlington

American

Capricorn

Kurt Hugo SchneiderKurt Hugo Schneider
(Filmmaker, Singer-songwriter)

07 September 1988

Baltimore, Maryland

American

Virgo

John LindsayJohn Lindsay
(Politician, Former Mayor of New York City)

24 November 1921

19 December 2000

Manhattan, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)

15 September 1929

Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

American

Virgo

Potter StewartPotter Stewart
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)

23 January 1915

07 December 1985

Jackson

American

Aquarius

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
(Actor)

18 January 1974

Dayton, Ohio, United States

American

Capricorn

James L. BuckleyJames L. Buckley
(Former United States Senator)

09 March 1923

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Pisces

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
(Physicist)

08 August 1901

27 August 1958

Canton

American

Leo

John HerseyJohn Hersey
(American writer)

17 June 1914

24 March 1993

Tianjin

American

Gemini

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher
(Clergyman)

12 October 1775

10 January 1863

New Haven

American

Libra

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
(Architect)

01 June 1935

Stockport, Cheshire, England

British

Gemini

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
(American preacher)

05 October 1703

22 March 1758

East Windsor

American

Libra

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

21 June 1914

11 October 1996

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

American

Gemini

Alan DundesAlan Dundes
(Folklorist)

08 September 1934

30 March 2005

New York City

American

Virgo

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor
(One of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century)

29 July 1930

Pittsburgh

American

Leo

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
(Statistician, Electrical Engineer)

14 October 1900

20 December 1993

Sioux City

American

Libra

Monique TruongMonique Truong
(Writer)

13 May 1968

Ho Chi Minh City

American

Taurus

David Morris LeeDavid Morris Lee
(Physicist)

20 January 1931

Rye, New York

American

Capricorn

Cash WarrenCash Warren
(Film Producer)

10 January 1979

Los Angeles, California

American

Capricorn

Francis GrecoFrancis Greco
(Ex-husband of Lauren Holly)

1968 AD

Canadian

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
(Association football player, Environmentalist)

27 June 1957

New York City

American

Cancer

Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
(Judge, Lawyer, University teacher)

25 June 1954

The Bronx

American

Cancer

Don GummerDon Gummer
(Sculptor)

12 December 1946

Louisville

American

Sagittarius

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(Economist, Professor, Banker)

13 August 1946

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Socialite, Diplomat)

14 July 1977

Stockholm

Swedish

Cancer

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(Social psychologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Psychologist)

23 March 1933

New York City

American

Aries

Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director, Television director, Film producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Dancer, Voice actor, Comedian, Film actor, Television actor)

24 January 1967

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic, Feminist, Journalist)

24 February 1956

Cleveland

American

Pisces

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
(Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist)

20 January 1964

Mumbai

American

Capricorn

Samuel AlitoSamuel Alito
(Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer)

01 April 1950

Trenton

American

Aries

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
(Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer)

28 February 1953

Albany

American

Pisces

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

29 July 1981

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

Demetri MartinDemetri Martin
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor, Television actor, Film score composer)

25 May 1973

Pennsylvania

American

Gemini

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(Journalist, Television presenter, Film critic)

26 January 1946

20 February 1999

Chicago

American

Aquarius

James Smith BushJames Smith Bush
(Jurist, Writer, Lawyer, Priest, Politician)

15 June 1825

11 November 1889

Rochester

American

Gemini

Bradford BishopBradford Bishop
(Diplomat, Fugitive)

01 August 1936

Pasadena

American

Leo

Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
(Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Computer scientist, Politician, Professor)

03 June 1961

Rapid City

American

Gemini