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Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

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Dartmouth College overview
Location Hanover, New Hampshire
Online dartmouth.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Dartmouth College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Dartmouth College, founded in 1769 and located in Hanover, New Hampshire, is a private Ivy League research university that combines a rustic campus ambiance with the intellectual vigor of a major research institution. Nestled in a picturesque town, Dartmouth provides a scenic environment with a campus reflecting Georgian architecture. With rigorous academic programs, the college is highly selective, attracting a diverse and elite student body. Notable academic offerings include strong programs in economics, engineering, and political science. The majority of undergraduate students live on campus in residence halls, and the institution places an emphasis on undergraduate housing for fostering academic and social development. Dartmouth's athletic teams, known as the Big Green, compete in the NCAA Division I Ivy League, with notable achievements in sports like skiing and ice hockey.

In the most recent statistical year 28,336 prospective students applied, and 1,808 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,124 enrolled in the school.  6,701 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 43 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $60,687 plus fees of $1,971. Dartmouth is ranked 12 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Dartmouth is rated within the top 3% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Dartmouth College overview
SAT 1500/1580
ACT 33/35
Estimated GPA 3.9

Applications Accepted

Dartmouth College overview
Applications Due Jan 3, 2024
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Dartmouth College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,005
Other Fees$1,971
Room and Board $18,099
Budget for Other Expenses$2,040
Total One Year Cost$83,802

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$104,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

95% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dartmouth College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 33%
Biology 9%
History 7%
Engineering 7%
Ethnic Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182670 IPEDS survey data for Dartmouth College.

Current students may use the Dartmouth College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.