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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Dartmouth is a highly rated private college located in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,360 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Dartmouth acceptance rate is 10%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Computer Science. Graduating 96% of students, Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $58,900.
About Dartmouth College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
Address
207 Parkhurst Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

Dartmouth College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
10%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1430-1560
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,303/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$47,171/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,360Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
50
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Huge variety
    31%
  • Successful
    17%
  • Achievers
    10%
  • Awkward, Passive Agressive
    7%
  • Crazy smart, crazy ambitious, crazy fun
    7%
  • Amazing!!
    7%
  • North-eastern
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Amazing!!!
    41%
  • Crunchy
    19%
  • Unforgettable
    19%
  • Challenging but fun
    15%
  • Peaceful
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$75,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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There were both positive and negative aspects of my undergraduate years at Dartmouth College. Beginning with enrollment and affordability, Dartmouth College gave me the best financial aid package in comparison to the schools I considered attending. The college did an excellent job of reaching out to answer questions, providing me with peer mentors before enrolling, and giving me the chance to tour the school (without having to pay for it myself). Regarding academics, Dartmouth's student to professor ratio is unmatched by most elite institutions. The ability to meet one on one with professors, enjoy small class sizes, and receive individualized attention in my classes is overall what made my experience and the cost of Dartmouth worth it. However, the college does not do an adequate job preparing or supporting students who come from less rigorous academic backgrounds. Many of the classes my peers had taken were subjects that were not even offered at my high school.
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Dartmouth is simply wonderful. It has such a wonderfully cozy and collaborative atmosphere, which combined with the unparalleled focus on undergraduate students makes it the best college there is. The only thing people should be aware of is that there will be a large number of wealthy students, so be prepared to face some new socioeconomic diversity. Overall, it is such a safe and fun college set in a beautiful part of the country!
My experience at Dartmouth was medicinal. It is a luxurious campus surrounded by beautiful nature. The campus is huge, and the student population is small, making for a grand Dead Poet Society experience. This Ivy League school still sticks to traditional values and embraces strong outdoor activities. The courses are challenging and taught by the top minds on the planet. Don’t be surprised to have lunch with a head of state on Tuesday and have drinks with a top scholar on Thursday. This is what a college should be like.