Dartmouth College Overview
Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Hanover draws many to the area.
What Is Dartmouth College Known For?
- Students at Dartmouth may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
- Students at Dartmouth have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Dartmouth is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 80% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Dartmouth bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $75,500 a year. That's about 85% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Dartmouth student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Dartmouth College Rankings
Dartmouth is ranked #1 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! It is also ranked #1 out of 14 schools in New Hampshire.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Dartmouth has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Dartmouth.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Dartmouth has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Dartmouth College?
Contact details for Dartmouth are given below.
|Address:||207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3529|
How Do I Get Into Dartmouth?
You can apply to Dartmouth online at: admissions.dartmouth.edu/apply/apply-dartmouth
Admission Requirements for Dartmouth
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Dartmouth?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 11%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.
Average Test Scores
About 52% of students accepted to Dartmouth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 770. Math scores were between 720 and 790.
Can I Afford Dartmouth College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dartmouth, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,195 a year. That adds up to $24,780 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Dartmouth is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Dartmouth College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,147 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,401 full-time undergraduates at Dartmouth, 51% are male and 49% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dartmouth College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||254|
|Hispanic or Latino||459|
New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Dartmouth College. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 112 countries are represented at Dartmouth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Canada.
Online Learning at Dartmouth College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dartmouth has changed over the last few years.
Dartmouth College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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