Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

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Tuition & Fees

$57,204

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
19%
500-599
2%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
30-36
84%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

7.2

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,875
Declined 21,775
Total Received 23,650
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Private

4,459

undergraduate students

2,149

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is a private, Ivy League college. Its 237-acre campus is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, northwest of Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,608
Established in 1769
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

237-acre campus in Hanover (population: 11,485), 53 miles from Concord and 130 miles from Boston. Served by bus; major airports serve Boston and Manchester; smaller airport serves Lebanon (six miles); train serves White River Junction, VT (seven miles). School operates transportation to towns in the upper valley. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lebanon Regional

Dartmouth College
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH
03755

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Dartmouth Student Assembly
  • Dartmouth Outing Club
  • Collis After Dark
  • Green Key Society
  • GLOS - Greek Letter Organizations and Societies

Top Events

  • Dartmouth Night/Homecoming
  • Winter Carnival
  • Green Key Weekend

Fun Facts

  • During Dartmouth College's Winter Carnival, students drill an opening through the ice on Occom Pond, tie ropes around their waists, and jump in!
  • Mr. Rogers attended and Captain Kangaroo received an honorary doctorate degree from Dartmouth College.
  • The idea for the fraternity in Animal House was inspired by experiences at Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Dartmouth College.
  • Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was a member of Dartmouth College's class of 1925.
  • Chris Miller, class of 1963, writer of the movie Animal House, and Chris Miller, class of 1997, writer for the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, both attended Dartmouth College.
  • Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, was initially created for the education of Native Americans.
  • Five women's hockey players in the 2006 Winter Olympics were from Dartmouth College (Three for Canada, two for USA).
  • Daniel Webster, class of 1801, helped shape US legal history when defending Dartmouth College in a now famous 1819 Supreme Court case.
  • In 1925, a Dartmouth College student named Theodor Geisel was busted for illegal drinking and subsequently banned from extracurricular activities. He skirted the rules by adopting a pen name—(Dr.) Seuss—so he could continue contributing to the school's humor magazine.
  • The Dartmouth College English department serves tea and cookies in the Sanborn Library every weekday at 4:00 pm.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
95%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
79%
600-699
19%
500-599
2%
700-800
85%
600-699
14%
500-599
1%
30-36
84%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline January 2
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

7%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,875
Declined 21,775
Total Received 23,650

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 96
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,152

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,605
Room & board $16,374
Additional fees $1,599
Books & supplies $1,100
Other fees $2,040
Total $76,718
Average Financial Aid - $7,152
Total with Avg. Aid $69,566

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Rugby
Sailing
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, boxing, cheerleading, cricket, cycling, endurance racing team, equestrian sports, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, rugby, table tennis, integrated martial arts, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, boxing, cheerleading, cricket, cycling, endurance racing team, equestrian sports, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, rugby, table tennis, integrated martial arts, tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,608

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

4,459
students

Female
49%
2,188

Male
51%
2,271

33%

2,149
students

Female
48%
1,029

Male
52%
1,120

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,401
students

Female
50%
2,159

Male
50%
2,242

2%

58
students

Female
50%
29

Male
50%
29

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

8

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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