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Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,310
   Women 2,156 (50.0%)
   Men 2,154 (50.0%)
Graduate Students 2,071
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 11% of 20,675 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 722 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 717 average
670-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $70,487
  Tuition and Fees $51,438
  Room and Board $15,141
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $50,643
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 582
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Hanover Population 8,636
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 47% of women participate
Fraternities 43% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 2.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.7% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.4% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 8.9% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning 97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 88.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 16.0%