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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  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 4,270 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Dartmouth acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Computer Science. Graduating 97% of students, Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,700.
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
11%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1350-1560
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,177/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,847/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,468/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,048/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,240/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,204/ year
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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.42 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,270Undergrads
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 28 responses
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  • Huge variety
    32%
  • Successful
    18%
  • Achievers
    11%
  • Amazing!!
    7%
  • Awkward, Passive Agressive
    7%
  • Crazy smart, crazy ambitious, crazy fun
    7%
  • North-eastern
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.57 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Amazing!!!
    42%
  • Crunchy
    19%
  • Challenging but fun
    15%
  • Unforgettable
    15%
  • Peaceful
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$70,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
97%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Dartmouth College Reviews

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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!
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My favorite thing about Dartmouth is that we have a very strong school culture which helped me to transition from high school to college because I had all these weird Dartmouth traditions and practices that made me feel like I was a part of Dartmouth. In the future, I’d like to see Dartmouth make more of an effort to find ways to reach students who aren’t into the quirky Dartmouth traditions, because I think while these traditions are helpful for some students, other students may be a little overwhelmed by it and feel gen more isolated from Dartmouth, in conclusion, I would like to see Dartmouth actively engage students who are often marginalized and on the fringes of Dartmouth community.
I would definitely choose Dartmouth again. I love the spirit of the school, the people, the professors and all of the non-academic learning experiences that are available. I think in the Engineering school there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of consistently having consistently good teachers. For the most part, teachers are good in the entry level classes, occasionally there is a great teacher, but often ( so far 1 class out of three, every trimester) there is one teacher who isvery suboptimal in their ability to teach or communicate well. Not acceptable at this type of school.

Additionally, because Dartmouth is out of the way for most companies, their engineering recruiting fairs are extremely lacking in depth and availability. Much of the fair is online. Being only 3 hours from Boston, The Thayer school of engineering should host a weekend or trip to Boston for a recruiting fair to coincide with all the other colleges there when there are HUNDREDS of companies available to talk to and connect with. Students could take a bus to Boston and even make up the classes that are missed at some later point if necessary. Job hunting and internship opportunities are far inferior than at many other schools, even if they are not as highly ranked as Dartmouth!