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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?

1,249 Undergraduate Awards
$52,552 Avg Cost After Aid
10% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Dartmouth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Area Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Dartmouth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for General Biology College Factual
#2 Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies College Factual
#3 Best Schools Grad Degree
#10 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for History College Factual
#11 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual

Where Is Dartmouth College?

Location of Dartmouth College

Contact details for Dartmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3529
Phone: 603-646-1110
Website: www.dartmouth.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dartmouth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dartmouth

How Do I Get Into Dartmouth?

You can apply to Dartmouth online at: admissions.dartmouth.edu/apply/apply-dartmouth

Admission Requirements for Dartmouth

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Dartmouth?

10% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Dartmouth, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 10%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 710 to 770 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 720 to 790 )
200
800
Dartmouth received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 29 and 35. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 32 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 29 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Dartmouth College?

$52,552 Net Price
44% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Dartmouth is $52,552. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,459 undergraduate students at Dartmouth, with 4,401 being full-time and 58 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Dartmouth

There are also 2,147 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,401 full-time undergraduates at Dartmouth, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Dartmouth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Dartmouth College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Dartmouth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 647
Black or African American 254
Hispanic or Latino 459
White 2,208
International Students 455
Other Races/Ethnicities 378

Geographic Diversity

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

0 Took All Classes Online
140 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 140 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Dartmouth has changed over the last few years.

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Dartmouth College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 290 0 290
General Engineering 0 175 0 175
Economics 172 0 0 172
Political Science & Government 170 0 0 170
Engineering Science 109 5 22 136
Computer Science 87 14 2 103
Medicine 0 0 100 100
Public Health 0 83 0 83
General Biology 54 3 17 74
Child Development & Psychology 61 0 0 61
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 46 2 7 55
History 54 0 0 54
Mathematics 43 4 3 50
Anthropology 44 0 0 44
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 40 0 40
Natural Resources Conservation 37 0 0 37
General English Literature 34 0 0 34
Area Studies 33 0 0 33
Other Statistics 32 0 0 32
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 20 8 0 28
Sociology 28 0 0 28
Fine & Studio Arts 28 0 0 28
Geography & Cartography 26 0 0 26
Ethnic Studies 23 0 0 23
Chemistry 13 3 7 23
Physics 11 1 9 21
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 20 0 20
Geological & Earth Sciences 12 4 3 19
Cognitive Science 14 0 0 14
Philosophy 13 0 0 13
Music 9 3 0 12
East Asian Languages 11 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 11
Other Health Professions 0 7 3 10
Biological & Physical Science 0 1 9 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 6 7
Genetics 0 0 7 7
Classical Languages & Literature 7 0 0 7
Classical & Ancient Studies 7 0 0 7
Biomedical Engineering 6 0 0 6
Religious Studies 6 0 0 6
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 1 4 5
Romance Languages 5 0 0 5
Engineering Physics 4 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 0 0 3
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 2 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 1 1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1 0 0 1
Statistics 1 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,249 665 200 2,114

References

*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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