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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Dartmouth is an elite private college located in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,357 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Dartmouth acceptance rate is only 9%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Computer Science. Graduating 95% of students, Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $58,900.
207 Parkhurst Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League

Dartmouth College Rankings

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Dartmouth Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
Application Deadline
January 2
SAT Range
1420-1560
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,394/ 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
$48,433/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%

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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,357Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
61
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Huge variety
    30%
  • 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.59 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Amazing!!!
    39%
  • Crunchy
    18%
  • Unforgettable
    18%
  • Challenging but fun
    14%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Peaceful
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$75,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
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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It is hard to imagine a better college than Dartmouth. The mix of academics, clubs and outdoor activities, and social scene is (in my opinion) unparalleled. Everyone is academically driven, and I feel like I can have an intellectual conversation with anyone on campus. There is a sport, club, or outdoor activity for everyone at the college, as most people I know are heavily involved in at least 2 extracurricular clubs. Lastly, the social scene is fun and inclusive. There are different frats and sororities for different all types of preferences, and every house has an "open door" policy. There is little to no social hierarchy that I've noticed (Football players aren't treated differently from comp sci geeks), making it so that anyone can be friends with anyone.

One additional note: sophomore summer is the best term of all time! Look it up.
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Dartmouth, in the Ivy League, is simply different. The atmosphere is more constructive and personal, as the size of the graduating classes are smaller. But this does not mean that there are less opportunities! Dartmouth's graduate schools are incredible, so if you have the desire to study for a graduate degree, there are opportunities to enter into one of these elite graduate schools at the end of your undergraduate study. Socially, it is also an excellent school. I highly recommend Dartmouth if you wish to have a bright future.
I had high expectations going into Dartmouth at the beginning of freshman year. Now, after just one term, I can say that they were utterly blown away. The College is an amazing school, where academics and connections between professors and students are cherished. I had lunch with a professor earlier and we had a wide-ranging, incredible conversation. The campus itself is astounding in its beauty and traditional nature. Also, the College was accommodating to the utmost degree when I had to return home for a week due to a severe family emergency. But most of all, my fellow classmates and students are what make Dartmouth exceptional. They are all bright, intelligent, thoughtful, and most importantly, filled with compassion. At this moment, I cannot comprehend a better school.