Dartmouth, founded in 1769, is a private, Ivy League college. As President James Wright has observed, "If neither of the descriptive labels college or university fits us easily, that is eminently acceptable. We are a university in name and in basic values and purposes." Dartmouth is committed to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its community members. President Wright adds, "Our commitment to diversity is rooted in the fact that we are an educational institution. It is hard for me to imagine education going on without a richly diverse student body and faculty." Dartmouth's 265-acre campus is located in Hanover, northwest of Boston.

Website: www.dartmouth.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,417
Undergraduate
Students
(49.0%) 2,166 Women
(51.0%) 2,251 Men
2,154
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 22,033 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
730 average
700-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,744
Tuition and Fees
$57,204
Room and Board
$16,374
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$52,454
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,903
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
606
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Hanover Population
8,636
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
42% of women participate
Fraternities
35% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
9.1% from 95 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone
(603) 646-2875
Fax
(603) 646-1216
E-mail
admissions.office@dartmouth.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 2
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 10
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Peer evaluation required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
9% of 22,033 applicants were admitted
Women
8% of 11,493 applicants were admitted
Men
9% of 10,540 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,215 (63%) of 1,925 admitted students enrolled
Women
577 (60%) of 957 admitted students enrolled
Men
590 (61%) of 968 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
25% of 2,269 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,925
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,292
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
83%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
730 average
700-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
77%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33 average
31-35 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
83%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 95%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$77,744
Tuition and Fees
$57,204
Room and Board
$16,374
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$2,648
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Financial.Aid@Dartmouth.Edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 2
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002573
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
707 (56.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
587 (84.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
587 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
587 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,454
Need-Based Gift
Received by 550 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $52,542
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 527 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,591
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,503 (56.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,215 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,215 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,215 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,357
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,108 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $51,118
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,028 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,050
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,903
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,234
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • 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
  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
606
Part-Time Faculty
178
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,555,640
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Music

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Immunology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Hanover Population
8,636
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
269 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Hanover
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in White River Junction, Vt.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Rowing x   x  
Rugby x      
Sailing x   x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Rowing x  
Rugby x  
Sailing x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Rowing x  
Rugby    
Sailing x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill)    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, fencing, gymnastics, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, cheerleading, fencing, gymnastics, rugby, skiing (downhill), table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dartmouth student assembly, dartmouth outing club, collis after dark, green key society, glos - greek letter organizations and societies
Sororities
42% of women participate
Fraternities
35% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,417
Women
2,166 (49.0%)
Men
2,251 (51.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,357
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
9.1% from 95 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,154

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
92.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
96.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Average Starting Salary
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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