About Dartmouth College

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College. is a Private college. Located in New Hampshire, which is a city setting in New Hampshire, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 4,310 full time undergraduate students, and 2,099 full time graduate students.

The Dartmouth College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 7:1. There are 577 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Dartmouth College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate10%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee80
SAT Range1350-1560
ACT Range30-34

Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,66% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 90% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Dartmouth College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
61%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
53%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
47%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
62%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
61%
“We bought the gear”
14%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
52%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
53%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
47%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
62%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
32%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    112 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    74 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    113 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    111 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    111 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    108 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    110 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    111 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

Dartmouth College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Dartmouth College?

20 Students rated Dartmouth College

Eddie - 02/01/2024

It is one of the best colleges especially for those who seek an undergraduate focused education with plentiful opportunities. As a premed student who has looked into many schools and arrived at the decision of dartmouth, the level of personalization and care is unprecedented.

Nina - 08/25/2023

Dartmouth is an incredible learning institution and students receive a great education. It is extremely rural and is hours away from a metropolitan city (the closest is Boston 2.5 hours away), which is not for everyone. Despite that, there are a million ways to be engaged on campus regardless of your interests because students are very proactive in creating and planning events. Greek life is strong and active at Dartmouth, but as someone who is not interested in that scene, I still feel connected to my peers and am welcomed in the Greek life space if I wanted to be involved.

Sarah - 07/29/2023

At Dartmouth College, you receive a world-class college education while immersed in an incredible community of culturally diverse people. As a small school, I think that community is Dartmouth's biggest value. The design of Dartmouth's educational track allows you to take your education into your own hands and leaves you room to explore your interests.

Danielle - 07/26/2023

Overall, Dartmouth College is a nice sized campus and they take extreme pride in their school. I'm confident that my academic will live up to the standards because of the amazing programs they have. I'm excited for this upcoming school year and so far I'm impressed.

Dartmouth College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Dartmouth College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Dartmouth College is 10%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When trying to find the right college, try to keep in mind what you want out of a college, and make sure the college you attend is strong in that area (whether it is sports, academics, a sense of community, activities, etc.). When you visit the college, make sure you feel comfortable there, and could see yourself happy for the next few years there. To get the best sense of what the college is like stay overnight with a student; sample the classes, the night life, and the weekend activities. To make the most of your college experience make sure everything you do is something you love, or at least helps you get to something you love (ex: a class that you hate but you need for a major that you love). Meet new people, but stay close with the friends that you have both from home and the ones you've already made in college. Talk to professors and other studnets if you need help. Be open to trying everything at least once.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are brilliant people eager to take on new challenges and make a difference in their own way while having a blast!

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Dartmouth's location fosters a very close knit community. The surrounding area is beautiful and the students and professors all love being outdoors.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I'm the last heir from a very distinguished family from India. I like posting thoughts on the World Wide Web. My interests include Culinary Arts, Economics, Movies, and Christianity. Dartmouth College was a good fit for me. The school is neo-classical and gives people like me an opportunity to question aspirations. My college major was Cognitive Science which is interdisciplinary (Math, Psychology, Computer Science, Neurobiology). If I won the lottery, I would donate a sum to Dartmouth College, because I am grateful for the education gained, the friendship memories, and the interest in American politics and life I acquired. Dartmouth College is a small school with a personal community that thrives on intellectual curiosity and service. Its student party scene is thrilling if managed properly. The campus itself is very scenic (and the food is great).

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  6. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The stereotype is accurate. The problem is that the campus is isolated so wealthy students find it a place to vent frustrations by drinking alcohol. If punishments became too severe, students may turn to harder narcotics. The only solution is to foster inter-fraternity joint-student activities like multi-house parties/festivals.

    Read all  34 answers
  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    The English, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, and Education departments are very good. The professors are happy to work with students personally rather than distribute authority to graduate students and teaching assistants. The class sizes are small, making this advantageous.

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  8. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That everyone is super laid back and it is the most laid back ivy school. People are normal and like to have a good time.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Dartmouth College would be the lack of diversity, meaning the very small number of black students who self identify as black that attend this school. There is also not many, if at all, activities that Black students like to do. THe culture of Dartmouth is predominatly white or centered around white culture.

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  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The Fraternity scene is huge. The social scene is dominated by it. Student Activities are almost completely overshadowed by the Fraternities, though there is some modest gain in (somewhat related branches) sports, school newspapers, and music groups.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Dartmouth College is an elite school with a strong undergraduate focus and emphasis on the outdoors.

    Read all  26 answers
  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The strong community is the greatest asset.

    Read all  26 answers
  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    likes the outdoors, does well academically, and likes to be in a small community.

    Read all  25 answers
  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    We have the friendliest, most involved student body.

    Read all  19 answers
  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Open-minded students are best suited for Dartmouth. People who had a true determination to succeed in life and make the best out of their situation.

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  16. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How to pick classes.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The location would be the most fustrating aspect of Dartmouth College. In general it is extremely hard to find things you need or get to larger cities because of the lack of transportation provided by the college. Also, during the winter it is near impossible to leave the campus because of the poor quality of the roads surroudning the campus and the extreme amounts of snow and ice we recieve during the winters.

    Read all  16 answers
  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Computer science and engineering, medicine, business, languages

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Homecoming weekend at Dartmouth focuses less on football and more on the tradition of the bonfire on the green.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    A five room sweet

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The fraternity scene is a large part of the Dartmouth social scene and there is a lot of drinking. Pong is not just a game, it is a culture, a way of life. However, there is no one who will force you to drink.

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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

4,310

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,099

Total Grad Students

88%

Out-Of-State

2%

In-State

10%

International

Organizations

330

Student Organizations

15

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

61%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
15%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
50%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

62% of students attending Dartmouth College receive some sort of financial aid. 15% were awarded federal grants. While 24% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$51,438

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,260

Books and Supplies

$14,736

Room and Board

67,434

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,847
$30 - $48K
$6,468
$48 - $75K
$10,048
$75 - $110K
$16,240
$110K & UP
$44,204

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