Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College


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Recent Reviews

Korey
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are brillant and diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are brillant and diverse.

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

Go to the best college that you get in. When you get to college, no matter what college it is, nor what kind of high school you come from, work really really hard and get good grades.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the future it leaves you open to.

Clark
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun guys who like to play sports and go out at night.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun guys who like to play sports and go out at night.

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

I would tell myself to take more AP tests. It is useful to have credits coming in to college. I would also tell myself to try to be as outgoing as possible during the first couple of months at college. This is the best way to meet as many people as possible and make it easier to realize who are good friends. It also let's one learn about his/herself and what one likes in people.

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

The worst thing about Dartmouth is that courses are only offered at one time in a given term and not at all some terms. This make is hard to take all of the classes one wants.

zawadi
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at Dartmouth College are focused; when it comes time to play hard, they do it just as hard as they work.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at Dartmouth College are focused; when it comes time to play hard, they do it just as hard as they work.

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

The amount of effort the hosting students put into showing me around the school when I came to visit, and honestly sharing about the school made all the difference.

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

Take advantage of ALL opportunities offered to you, especially the 5 free visits to schools of your interest. Do not be scared to ask ANY question about the schools you are looking at. This willl be your life for the next 4 years, and you need to be as prepared as possible. Practice time management!!!! Prioritize!!!! There will ALWAYS be something going on on campus and no matter how much of a social butterfly you try to be there is no way you can catch it all, so do you what you need to do, because later on there will always be time for fun. Don't ever doubt yourself. Sounds cliche, but it is really true. Believe in yourself and it will make the transition process a lot smoother.

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

Definitely visit the school before you decide to attend. Make sure you feel comfortable where you are because you will be spe...

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

Definitely visit the school before you decide to attend. Make sure you feel comfortable where you are because you will be spending the next four years of your life on that campus and you don't want to be unhappy. Also make sure you are open-minded and never take anything someone else may say about you too seriously. Also be happy where you are, college is about getting your education but also make a few good relations with your fellow classmates; it could help you in the future.

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

The financial aid provided is inadequate to support many students to attend this school. I believe that when I graduate I will definitely be in debt, but the education is of the highest quality.

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.

Abhishek
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 ...

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).

Describe the students at your school.

Most of the students are wealthy Caucasians, but the Asian and African communities have formed thriving, close-knit communities.

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

The school is smart and sexy. It's been mentioned in movies like "Wag the Dog" (1997) and "Last of the Mohicans" (1992). If you like literature or politics, this school is for you. Dartmouth College is, along with Princeton University, the best undergraduate experience in the world.

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.

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.

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.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Dartmouth College students drink too much alcohol.

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

The search for a college and the application process is one of the most grueling and draining processes of your high school c...

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

The search for a college and the application process is one of the most grueling and draining processes of your high school career. It is important to remember throughout that finding a college works out for everyone! Whether you think so or not, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel! While you are trying to find a college remember that the biggest mistake you can make is to try to make yourself fit into what you think is the college of your dreams. You really should aim to find a college that fits you and will give you the best opportunities to learn about yourself and to make yourself a more educated person. If you don't know what you want to study or what you want to be when you get out of college that's ok! Most college students don't know what they want to do either and college is the perfect opportunity to figure it out. The person that goes in will and should be a completely different person that comes out. Have fun. After all, it is YOUR education. YOU earned it!

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

It's really outdoorsy and the people are very chill.

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

It's really outdoorsy and the people are very chill.

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

I ended up at a college that I initially did not even think of looking at, and I absolutely love it. I remember stepping onto the campus during my junior year of high school, and it just felt right. This discovery openned up doors for me, and helped me realize that I needed to look at the sum of the school to make a choice, rather than just the parts. I don't think I would have made the right choice for me without that visit. So, if it is financially viable, visit some schools. It doesn't even have to be the schools that you plan to apply to. Getting out there and looking at different campuses will help you understand more about yourself, and what you want in a college. But most of all, if you get the chance, look at colleges that you initially write off your list; if nothing else, looking at that college will confirm your intuition, but it may also be a great choice for you (which was my scenario). There are many colleges out there that will be perfect for you, and it may just take some digging to find them.

Casey
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my lifelong friends.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my lifelong friends.

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

For athletes, make sure you would still attend the school even if you weren't going to play a sport. Also, take a visit and talk to as many different people as you can about their feelings regarding the institution.

What's unique about your campus?

The outstanding mix of individuals and diversity of activities available to students.

Travis
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it is that diversity that I most value. Despite our differences, e...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it is that diversity that I most value. Despite our differences, everyone is incredibly friendly and willing to learn more about one another, creating a social environment that allows all of us to mature and grow in our appreciation of different cultures and values. Many students are caring and compassionate and willing to do whatever they can to make things easier for me when I am having trouble, and overall the environment is very conducive to a strong community.

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

The college experience is what YOU make of it! There is no one perfect college for everyone, nor is there necessarily one perfect college for anyone, but there are schools that "fit" better than others, and that is the challenge in finding a school. For me, the first time I arrived on the campus of my college I knew it was the school for me, but not everyone gets that experience; nor would I have had the same experience if I didn't know about the key features of the school. Look at admissions statistics and try and find a school where you will be academically challenged but not overwhelmed, where you work as hard as you are willing to succeed. Be sure professors are of a high caliber (because quality of a class depends solely on your understanding of the material, which truly depends on the professor.) Also, make sure that the extracurriculars that you desire are available. Once you've selected the college with the most potential, all that is left is living the experience The best moments are usually spontaneous: say "yes" as much as possible - that inkling of doubt only deters you from amazing experiences.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Every kind of person is valued, but of course to be able to succeed academically and socially it is neccesary to be hard-working, determined and motivated. Everyone has multiple responsibilities in and out of the classroom. It helps significantly to be outgoing and social, but of course that is the kind of thing that changes as one matuers and becomes more confident in oneself. Overall there is no single "Dartmouth student" stereotype, but everyone has similiar qualities in intelligence, motivation, and talent, whatever that talent may be.

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

Follow mind and heart. Parents don't be overbearing. Students keep your wits about you.

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

Follow mind and heart. Parents don't be overbearing. Students keep your wits about you.

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

Lack of a dating sceen. I really am quite romantically lonely.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People looking for a rounded education. Students forget that Dartmouth is not a vocational school for business.

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