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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.

Web Sitewww.dartmouth.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students4,310
   Women2,156 (50.0%)
   Men2,154 (50.0%)
Graduate Students2,071

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate11% of 20,675 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math722 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading717 average
670-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing722 average
680-790 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$70,487
Tuition and Fees
$51,438
Room and Board
$15,141
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$50,643
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$17,849

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
582
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Hanover Population8,636
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascot 
Sororities47% of women participate
Fraternities 43% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students8.9% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
88.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.80 4.28 732 715 32
Low 1.80 2.50 500 570 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Dartmouth is the last U.S. college chartered under King George III (1769) and has the first graduate school of management in the world, the Tuck School of Business (1900).

• Participants in a 1956 Dartmouth summer research project coined the term "artificial intelligence."

• The Dartmouth Outing Club, founded in 1909, has about 3,000 members and organizes outings almost every day of the school year.

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