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

23 June 1948

American

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
(41st U.S. President)

12 June 1924

American

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

19 December 1987

American

Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
(Actor)

04 October 1967

American

James FrancoJames Franco
(Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher)

19 April 1978

American

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

American

Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
(Judge)

25 June 1954

American

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
(Actress)

12 December 1970

American

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
(Actress & Director)

19 November 1962

American

John KerryJohn Kerry
(Politician)

11 December 1943

American

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
(Journalist)

03 June 1967

American

Claire DanesClaire Danes
(American actress)

12 April 1979

American

Edward NortonEdward Norton
(Actor)

18 August 1969

American

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
(Banker)

27 June 1957

American

Vincent priceVincent Price
(Actor)

27 May 1911

American

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny

07 August 1960

American

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
(Computer Scientist)

09 December 1906

American

Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951

American

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

15 September 1946

American

Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
(Actor)

09 July 1938

American

Alan DershowitzAlan Dershowitz
(Lawyer)

01 September 1938

American

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

American

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer)

15 September 1977

Nigerian

Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
(Television Personality)

11 November 1936

American

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck
(CEO of TheBlaze)

10 February 1964

American

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
(Painter)

25 September 1903

American

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

Greek,Turkish,American

Pat RobertsonPat Robertson
(Evangelist, Media Mogul)

22 March 1930

American

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

02 April 1947

American

Ben SteinBen Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)

25 November 1944

American

Nathan HaleNathan Hale
(American Martyr)

06 June 1755

American

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe
(American author)

02 March 1931

American

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney
(American inventor)

08 December 1765

American

Kevin OlusolaKevin Olusola
(Beatboxer)

05 October 1988

American

Wendi Deng Murdoch Wendi Deng Murdoch
(Businesswoman, Actress)

08 December 1968

American

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
(Landscape Architect)

26 April 1822

American

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper
(Writer)

15 September 1789

American

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

07 February 1885

American

Chuck CloseChuck Close
(Painter)

05 July 1940

American

Maya LinMaya Lin
(Designer)

05 October 1959

American

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr
(Theologian)

21 June 1892

American

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

American

Allen DullesAllen Dulles
(Former Diplomat & Head of CIA)

07 April 1893

American

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

23 January 1915

American

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
(Lexicographer)

16 October 1758

American

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
(Author, Historian)

07 July 1933

American

Charles IvesCharles Ives
(Composer)

20 October 1874

American

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)

14 January 1880

American

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

American

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

24 November 1921

American

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)

15 September 1929

American

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
(Military Leader)

25 February 1754

American

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

04 April 1938

American

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

07 September 1988

American

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

09 March 1923

American

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher
(Clergyman)

12 October 1775

American

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
(Physicist)

08 August 1901

American

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
(Actor)

18 January 1974

American

John HerseyJohn Hersey
(American writer)

17 June 1914

American

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
(Architect)

01 June 1935

British

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
(American preacher)

05 October 1703

American

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

21 June 1914

American

Alan DundesAlan Dundes
(Folklorist)

08 September 1934

American

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

29 July 1930

American

Francis GrecoFrancis Greco
(Ex-husband of Lauren Holly)

1968 AD

Canadian

Cash WarrenCash Warren
(Film Producer)

10 January 1979

American

Monique TruongMonique Truong
(Writer)

13 May 1968

American

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

14 October 1900

American

David Morris LeeDavid Morris Lee
(Physicist)

20 January 1931

American

Samuel AlitoSamuel Alito
(Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer)

01 April 1950

American

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

24 February 1956

American

Don GummerDon Gummer
(Sculptor)

12 December 1946

American

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

20 January 1964

American

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

28 February 1953

American

Max BootMax Boot
(Writer, Consultant, Historian, Journalist)

12 September 1969

American

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

25 May 1973

American

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

23 March 1933

American

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

American

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(Economist, Professor, Banker)

13 August 1946

American

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

American

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

14 July 1977

Swedish