Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College


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Recent Reviews

Kelly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best tool that will give anyone an idea of what Dartmouth is like is The Dartmouth: http://thedartmouth.com/ Alt...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best tool that will give anyone an idea of what Dartmouth is like is The Dartmouth: http://thedartmouth.com/ Although the News and Sports are obviously unbiased, the Opinion section, "The Mirror" Section, and the Comics section really represent the unique Dartmouth culture, be it receiving fifty blitzes about lost jackets or depicting the frat scene and rushing.

Describe the students at your school.

Pretty diverse although a lot of people DO come from prep/boarding schools. People take academics seriously, obviously, but it's not really that apparent outside of the library and the classroom.

What are the academics like at your school?

I loved my professors my first quarter here. They were SOOO approachable and humble. And they created an environment where you felt comfortable asking questions and knowing that you wouldn't be condemned for being stupid. They would be understanding if I needed time to finish an assignment (probably only for freshmen). Basically the nicest people I've ever met.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

"ragey" (they like to prty it up!) work hard, play hard. able to balance a million clubs with fratting and school

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

Confidence. Coming back to school as an adult was scary. I thought it would be difficult to keep up with the kids, and that ...

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

Confidence. Coming back to school as an adult was scary. I thought it would be difficult to keep up with the kids, and that I would struggle with classes. However, I had great instructors, and they were always very encouraging and willing to help their students. I graduated at the end of 2010 with high honors, and now I feel confident that I will do well at the university.

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

Attending Dartmouth has been an incredible experience, and words cannot express how much great things I have gotten out of th...

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

Attending Dartmouth has been an incredible experience, and words cannot express how much great things I have gotten out of this instituition. With that said, I most value Dartmouth allowing me to grow as an indivisual through travel. With Dartmouth's help, I have been able to travel to ten different countries, promoting youth educational programs in the global south. Through this experience, I have learned so much about myself, and what I want to accomplish with my life. Becuase of Dartmouth, I have learned the importance of become a global citizin, and that impacting lives in a smaller scale can be just as meaningful as impacting lives in a larger, more coporate scale. Dartmouth has really allowed me be proud of the projects and experiences I am participating in, and has also allowed me to, in all honesty, love myself for the first time in my life Without Dartmouth, I dont think Id be alive today. Dartmouth is an insitiution that has, in more than one way, saved my life.

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

The worst thing about Dartmouth is not having enough time to do everything that the college offers. There is so much to do here, and the college really spoils it student with a wide varety of activities.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Dartmouth is an institution that focuses on the undergraduates, and really wants us to suceed. I brag the most about that.

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

Besides receiving a well-rounded education at Dartmouth College, I have garnered many experiences that have facilitated my pe...

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

Besides receiving a well-rounded education at Dartmouth College, I have garnered many experiences that have facilitated my personal growth and happiness. Because of Dartmouth’s unique student body and liberal course policies, I am now much more knowledgeable about various worldviews and sciences, proficient in Spanish, and adept in the piano, the acoustic guitar, and the drums. If I achieve my ultimate goal of becoming a legislator, the diverse and intellectual environment of Dartmouth will aid my understanding of complex social issues and my decision-making, especially in terms of balancing the interests of my constituents. Moreover, learning how to speak Spanish by Dartmouth's “in-class and drill method” will assist me in communicating with the public in my home state of Texas, where Hispanics (or Latinos) are the largest minority and continuously increase in numbers. As Dartmouth is an Ivy League and NCAA Division 1 institution, I have competed academically and athletically against the crème of the crop at a college approximately 1,800 miles away from my hometown, which has made me stronger intellectually and psychologically. Lastly, attending Dartmouth has encouraged me to take up musical instruments that will provide me with life-long fulfillment.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Dartmouth is the challenging nature of coursework because it allows students to excel in any arena and at any level. For example, I took classes at other reputable colleges and the coursework was ridiculously simple. I aced my classes by giving little effort. I earn B+'s and A-'s at Dartmouth through much effort. All in all, Dartmouth strengthens students intellectually.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Close-minded, immature, mentally weak, unmotivated persons should not attend this school.

James
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are ambitious students who are some of the brightests students I've met; they know how to work hard but also ha...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are ambitious students who are some of the brightests students I've met; they know how to work hard but also have a lot of fun in the process.

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

Dartmouth has continually taught me the importance of stepping outside of my comfort zone and challenge what I can do. I came to Hanover over a year ago unsure of who I am as a person. I was nervous and worried as any typical college freshman would be. Luckily, Dartmouth helped me see that I had nothing to be nervous or worried about. Through countless interactions with professors, administration, staff, and, most importantly, peers, I've learned to be confident in the person that I am, regardless of what others may think of me. It has allowed to me stand on my own two feet. This is the most valuabe lesson I have gotten out of Dartmouth: that no matter what I do in life, no matter what I decide to do, as long as I do it with passion and enthusiasm, as long as I am always true to myself, I can't go wrong. Dartmouth has also given me an amazing sense of community. Whether it's running around a 5-story bonfire during Homecome or simply walking across campus in the early morning fog, I feel that I am a part of something larger than myself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who's not willing to challenge themselves and put themselves in what could be an uncomfortable situation shouldn't attend this school.

Michael
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Truly unique learning environment that embraces ideas and experiences from everywhere. The faculty here really want to engage with undergraduate students and are the top scholar teachers in the United States. Dartmouth will help you find your passion and support you in every way possible.

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

I have been able to explore academic fields that I did not even know were possible, but more importantly, I have been challenged both academically and by the world around me. The opportunities that I experienced through college--especially my study abroad terms, have been instrumental in my development as a person and has shaped my worldview. I am healthier, happier, more sensitive, more tolerant, and more confident than when I first started.

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

Dartmouth is a melting pot filled comprised of students ranging from well-dressed "prepsters" to environmentally conscious hi...

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

Dartmouth is a melting pot filled comprised of students ranging from well-dressed "prepsters" to environmentally conscious hippies, all of whom share a common goal of self-disocvery amongst a place with much to be discovered.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Dartmouth is well-known for many things. Aside from being an academically strong school and a member of the Ivy League, it's probably best known for being located in the "middle of nowhere," providing students with great opportunities to explore the outdoors. In fact, one of the most popular clubs on campus, the Dartmouth Outing Club, hosts week-long freshman orientation trips that involve hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, trailwork, and cabin camping, which are led by upperclassmen and approximately 95% of freshman attend. It's an amazing introduction to life at Dartmouth.

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

Swimming was a life skill that I lacked before entering colleege. While skiing, rock climbing, and kayaking may not have been life skills that are necessary to survive, they were activities that I had never experienced during the first 18 years of my lifetime. These activities have become some of my favorite passtimes as a student at Dartmouth. Although the college experience necessarily identifies with the fulfillment of academic curiousity, my college experience moreso identifies with a lifestyle that I had never dreamed of living and couldn't even imagine before college. It's a lifestyle that focuses on both mental and physical health and fitness. While I find that these activities are the source of my joy and stability, my GPA is oftentimes the source of my stress. Outside of these activities, I would probably be over stressed; but my experience at Dartmouth has had a dampening effect on such stress, much of this began with Dartmouth's swim test that is required in order to graduate; if it weren't for the swim test, I wouldn't have been forced to explore this life skill and leave my comfort zone, which would have been primarily academic.

Fabienne
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its undergraduate education, that is the academics, the involvement of the professors in the succ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its undergraduate education, that is the academics, the involvement of the professors in the success of the students and the teaching styles of the professors.

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

As a black female attending an Ivy League college, at first, I must say I felt out of place, uncomfortable, and discriminated against. I never associated with people outside of my race, I didn't feel welcomed in the eyes of others, academically I struggled something fierce for my first 2 years here. Gradually, I became more active and more open, I became less narrow minded, I learned to appreciate the campus, the different people, the different views, and values that made up the diversity of Dartmouth I had failed to see when I first matriculated. As an individual I grew, personally, spiritually, and ofcourse, physically. Academics were crucial and as the years went by, I improved upon my study techniques. I would have to say that it was valuable for me to attend College, specifically Dartmouth because it taught me how to adapt and operate in normal society; that is it taught me how to be welcoming and sensitive to other cultures, races and ethnicities at the same time, learning how to embrace and share my own culture in an intellectual, giving and sharing atmosphere. It taught me how to be a strong, independent, intellectual , worldy, Black, Haitian Woman.

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.

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

I have gotten many valuable things out of my college experience. All the classes I have taken so far have made me a very well...

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

I have gotten many valuable things out of my college experience. All the classes I have taken so far have made me a very well rounded individual. I am taking classes to fulfill my Associates of Science in Nursing Degree and many classes I have taken have helped me understand the medical field much better. Going to college has enforced my motivation to become a Registered Nurse greatly. The instructors were wonderful and they always helped me when I had questions. College is challenging, however it will be well worth it in the end. College has taught me how to properly study for tests and how to successfully manage my time.

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

I have received so much from my college experience thus far! As of January 2011 I will be a college student for a year alrea...

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

I have received so much from my college experience thus far! As of January 2011 I will be a college student for a year already, and I value all that it has helped me achieve so far and look forward to my on going education. It goes beyond being valuable for me to attend for the simple fact that my mind craves and needs the education like I need oxygen! My education is a promise to myself that I will succeed in becoming the best female firefighter that I can be for my community. The community college that I attend has been such an amazing addition to my person in a growing experience way as well. It has helped me to become my full potential and to see that I will make a difference! The teachers, counslers, and faculty have all done an excellent job in contributing to my future. They have guided me through and have done an awesome job to keep me going the direction I need continue going to make this happen. There are many resources here available to me that I can utilize anytime it is needed. I would recommend this community college to any person!

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