Yale University, situated in New Haven, Connecticut was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School. Then, later it was renamed Yale College in 1718. It is not only an institution of higher learning but also, it is a community where people of diverse cultures and ethnic groups live, work, and play – connected by their similarities. It encourages the students to explore the academic landscape, venturing into unfamiliar fields of knowledge, and discovering new passions that will take them in a different direction altogether. The university has three major academic components including Yale College, The Graduate School Of Arts and Sciences, and Professional Schools. Also, it has over 100 departments and programs in a wide range of disciplines. Commuting is too easy as the state's bus system is the second-largest division in the state with 24 routes.