In fact, Yale University was founded in 1701 by Congregationalist ministers. They wanted to train ministers for the colony and to create a college that would preserve the Puritan tradition.
The first president of the college was Reverend Abraham Pierson, who came from England with his family in 1638. He served as pastor of the church in Branford, Connecticut, until his death in 1678. His son, Thomas Pierson (1639-1719), was named after him and became the second president of Yale College.
The founders of Yale believed that education should be free from political control and interference by churches or governments. They believed that education should be available to all Americans regardless of their religious beliefs or social backgrounds and that it should be taught by professors who had no interest in making money from their students’ tuition fees. In addition, they thought that students should spend part of each day working on farms or in shops so that they could learn how ordinary people lived and what they needed from students who became educated professionals.
Yale University was chartered on October 9th 1701 by a royal governor named Samuel Andrewes under an old charter granted by King William III & Queen Mary II on May 12th 1694 for a school called “the Collegiate School”.
Today, Yale University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, with a long history of academic excellence and groundbreaking research. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of fields, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering. Yale is known for its distinguished faculty, top-ranked programs, and commitment to social responsibility and public service.