6016 McNutt Hall Dartmouth College Hanover, NH USA 3755
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire. Founded in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, Dartmouth is the ninth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. Known for its excellent liberal arts education, Dartmouth emphasizes “critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.” Notable alumni include children’s author Dr. Seuss, acclaimed screenwriter Mindy Kaling, and journalist Jake Tapper.
Ranked 6 in the nation, Dartmouth is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 9%, and its graduation rate is 96%. Annual tuition at Dartmouth is $58,953 plus fees. Dartmouth is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need. It is the smallest school within the Ivy League, with an estimated 6,500 undergraduates and postgraduates enrolled. The college offers over 60 majors. It encourages students to combine majors or even design their own major around individual goals. In addition to graduate programs offered through the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth offers over 35 graduate and professional programs. The college follows a quarter-based academic calendar.
Dartmouth’s sprawling 269-acre campus sits in rural surroundings, just above the Connecticut River. Students can participate in over 160 clubs and organizations, plus specialized groups that explore the outdoors or publish the award-winning Dartmouth newspaper. Greek Life is also popular on campus, with over 20 sororities and fraternities and three gender-neutral houses. Dartmouth is known for its close-knit community, open green spaces, commitment to sustainability, and a walkable and bike-friendly campus. Dartmouth has 34 NCAA Division I teams and a number of intramural and club sports teams. Students enjoy a vibrant arts and music culture, easy access to New Hampshire’s ski slopes, and long hikes along the Appalachian Trail.
- • Private
- • Urban
- • Average high school GPA: 4.13
• Average SAT score: 1500
• Average ACT score: 34
• International students: 15.5%
• Minority students: 51%
• Women: 49%
Other notable statistics