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Dartmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1769. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,194, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Dartmouth College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 10. Its tuition and fees are $45,042 (2012-13).
Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, N.H., offers a wide range of student activities. About 20 percent of students participate in Dartmouth’s NCAA Division I varsity sports. More than 90 percent of students live in on-campus housing, which includes residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses, college-approved coeds, and undergraduate societies. Approximately 60 percent of students are members of Greek organizations, which serve as the hubs of social life at Dartmouth. The Outing Club—the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country—is the most popular student organization at Dartmouth, offering outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals, and courses.
Dartmouth College is comprised of the undergraduate arts and sciences and engineering departments and four graduate programs, which include the highly ranked Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Dartmouth as a university with "very high research activity." Nearly two-thirds of students participate in the many off-campus programs offered in more than 20 countries around the world. Distinguished Dartmouth alumni include Theodor Geisel (well known as Dr. Seuss), creator of the television show Grey’s Anatomy Shonda Rhimes, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. The classic comedy film Animal House is loosely based on a series of stories from a fraternity at Dartmouth.
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Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of higher learning in the United States. A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has a long history of dedication to the highest educational ideals. With its world-class faculty and facilities, and nationally and internationally renowned graduate programs in engineering, business, medicine and the arts & sciences, the school has resources that very few universities can match. In addition, by maintaining a highly flexible quarter-system calendar, and allowing only faculty to teach its undergraduate courses, Dartmouth assures that students have complete and timely access to all that the institution has to offer. Faculty: The professors at Dartmouth are among the leaders in their fields, yet they remain fully committed to teaching. Even the most senior professors teach first-year courses. Recipients of more than $202 million in annual research grants and consistently ranked among the most respected teachers in American higher education, Dartmouth professors are true exemplars of the phrase teacher-scholar. Through course-related discussions, research collaborations, and casual conversation, students get to know their professors as instructors, mentors, colleagues, and friends. Undergraduate Students: Dartmouth students come from 47 states and more than 91 countries. The population is divided almost evenly between men and women. More than a third of the students identify themselves as students of color (36%) or non-US citizens (7%). Over half of the students receive some form of need-based financial assistance to cover the cost of their education. Dartmouth disburses more than $88 million in need-based aid each year. Prior to Dartmouth, 54% of the students attended public secondary schools and 46% attended private or parochial schools. Once on campus, they take full advantage of the academic resources Dartmouth has to offer, and get involved in the more than 300 officially recognized organizations.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Dartmouth College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Dartmouth College is $75. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 10.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||10.1%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Dartmouth College is 8:1, and the school has 64.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Dartmouth College include: Economics, General; Political Science and Government, General; Psychology, General; Engineering, General; and History, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||88|
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Dartmouth College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,194, with a gender distribution of 51.2 percent male students and 48.8 percent female students. At this school, 86.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9.0 percent of students live off campus. Dartmouth College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Dartmouth College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dartmouth College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dartmouth College, 19 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Dartmouth College.
|Students who have cars on campus||19%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Dartmouth College, 50.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $38,040.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$45,042 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,954 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data