Welcome to Benjamin Franklin College 

Benjamin Franklin College is one of fourteen residential colleges at Yale University. Our college was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style, with inspiration from the early 20th-century buildings of James Gamble Rogers. While it was built to look as if you stepped back in time, the modern construction and amenities make it the perfect home to our 500 Yale undergraduate students. In addition to a dedicated dining hall, common room, library and college buttery, our college includes a student run coffee shop (“The Beanjamin”), a 2,800 square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a ballroom dance studio and a recording studio. We’ve recently added a new art gallery, outdoor music venue and bike repair shop. We share some spaces with our fraternal twin, Pauli Murray College including a barre/yoga studio, a pottery studio, an indoor basketball course and a theater.