Dartmouth College.

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College ( DART-məth) is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Although initially founded as a school to educate young Native Americans in Christian theology and liberal arts, Dartmouth primarily trained Congregationalist ministers throughout its early history before it gradually secularized, emerging at the turn of the 20th century from relative obscurity into national prominence.Following a liberal arts curriculum, the university provides undergraduate instruction in 40 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs including 57 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, and enables students to design specialized concentrations or engage in dual degree programs. Dartmouth comprises five constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. The university also has affiliations with the Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, the Rockefeller Institute for Public Policy, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts. With a student enrollment of about 6,600, Dartmouth is the smallest university in the Ivy League. Undergraduate admissions are highly selective.Situated on a terrace above the Connecticut River, Dartmouth's 269-acre (109 ha) main campus is in the rural Upper Valley region of New England. The university functions on a quarter system, operating year-round on four ten-week academic terms. Dartmouth is known for its undergraduate focus, strong Greek culture, and wide array of enduring campus traditions. Its 34 varsity sports teams compete intercollegiately in the Ivy League conference of the NCAA Division I. Dartmouth is consistently included among the highest-ranked universities in the United States by several institutional rankings, and has consistently been cited as a leading university for undergraduate teaching and research by U.S. News & World Report. In 2018, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education listed Dartmouth as the only "majority-undergraduate", "arts-and-sciences focused", "doctoral university" in the country that has "some graduate coexistence" and "very high research activity".In its history, the university has produced many prominent alumni, including 170 members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, 24 U.S. governors, 10 billionaire alumni, 10 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 U.S. Supreme Court justices, and a U.S. vice president. Other notable alumni include 79 Rhodes Scholars, 26 Marshall Scholarship recipients, and 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as numerous MacArthur Genius fellows, Fulbright Scholars, Schwarzman Scholars, Knight-Hennesy Scholars, Goldwater Scholars, and Truman Scholars. Dartmouth alumni also include many CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 corporations, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, professional athletes, and Olympic medalists.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 4,315 students
  • 0.98 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.dartmouth.edu

Notable programs at Dartmouth College

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

2,093 students out of 20,035 applicants were accepted into Dartmouth College. They had an average SAT score of 1483. 52% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 48% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dartmouth College was $53,368. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $71,827.

Financial aid available at Dartmouth College

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

54% of undergraduate students at Dartmouth College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Dartmouth College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dartmouth College was of $15,159 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,260.

Diversity at Dartmouth College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017