Dartmouth College Admission Requirements, Ranking, and Address

The Dartmouth College Ranking is 26th in the USA and 117th in the world on the University Review Ranking Lists. It is ranked as the 11th best college in the states by the USnews, and the 18th best by Forbes.

Dartmouth College Requirements for Admission, ACT & SAT Scores, and Tuition Fees (Quick Facts 2014 / 2015)

The total composite SAT Score range (verbal plus math; middle 50%) for accepted applicants is 1350 to 1560.

The Dartmouth College admission requirements for ACT (25th–75th percentile) at Composite is 30 – 34.

The Dartmouth College tuition fees are $48,108 for both in-state and out of state students. It is an extremely selective college accepting 10% of applicants. Financial aid offered totals $83.5 million per year, an average of $43,370 per student.

Dartmouth College Information

Dartmouth College was established in 1769, it is located in Hanover, New Hampshire in the USA. The college is a four year private liberal arts college and its divisions include 29 departments, 10 interdisciplinary programs, and four graduate schools.

The college has a large endowment enabling it to look after its students, although the tuition fees are $45,444 per annum, the majority of students receive financial aid from Dartmouth’s funds.

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The Beautiful Dartmouth Campus.

The libraries of the college are very impressive containing around 2,475,000 books, 190,000 maps, and over 450,000 photographs.

In addition to its undergraduate programs, Dartmouth college also has four graduate schools: Dartmouth medical centre; Thayer school of engineering; Tuck school of business; and the school of arts and sciences. The Deans of these Faculties are Stephen P. Spielberg, Joseph J. Helble, Paul Danos and Carol L. Folt, respectively.

Dartmouth students participate in intercollegiate varsity sports at the Ivy League NCAA Division 1 levels. It is estimated that 75% of Dartmouth’s students are involved in sport at some level.

Dartmouth College Address

Dartmouth College
NH 03755
United States of America

An Overview of Dartmouth College

Student body

Currently, the total enrollment at Dartmouth College is 6,342. This is comprised of 4,276 undergraduates (67.4%) and 2,066 graduates (32.6%). The ratio of male to female is 53:47.

At the undergraduate level 9% of students come from overseas, and 34% are of color. Many more people from overseas study at Dartmouth College at the gradate level (30%), though the level of ethnicity drops to 18%.

The class of 2017 comprises 1117 students with a 50:50 male split. Forty seven percent of students received scholarships. Ten percent of students were the first in their family to attend college, while 14.3% were the offspring of previous alumni. They came from 774 different schools of which 55% were public, 45% private, and a very high percentage (5%) associated with a parochial school, quite a surprising amount for a liberal college. Ninety percent of students were amongst the top 10% of their class.

The ethnic break down of the latest intake is: Caucasian (48%), Asian American (18%), African-American (8%), and Latino (7%).

The geographic location of UGs is Mid-Atlantic (27%), New England (19%), West (19%), South (17%), and Mid-West (10%); with the remaining 9% coming from abroad.

Dartmouth is currently ranked by University Review as both 26th best college in the USA, and 117thin the world. It is placed eighth in the very competitive Ivy League Rankings. This is largely a result of Dartmouth being the smallest of the Ivy League schools and does not reflect on the quality of education that is offered there, which is up there with the best in the world.

Tuition fees and Other Study Costs

The tuition fees at Dartmouth are currently set at $45,444 for undergraduates, on top of this you will also need to pay a further $14,756 for room and board, and for mandatory fees. Expect to spend an average of $2,000 a year on books. This brings the estimated costs for studying as an undergraduate to about around $62,200.

The fees for studying at the graduate level are also $45,444 at the Thayer School of Engineering and for Graduate Arts & Sciences. This increases to $53.432 at the Geisel School of Medicine, and to $58,935 at the Tuck School of Business.

Dartmouth is generous with its financial aid with 100% of demonstrated financial aid available to all students over the standard four years of study. Students from lower income families (less than $100,000 per annum) are offered free tuition. In all, $82 million is granted by the college for scholarships, with the average scholarship for the latest intake being $41,380.

Academic programs

Dartmouth has over 40 academic departments/programs. With the most popular programs being Biological Sciences, economics, engineering, history, government, Mathematics, and Psychological and Brain Sciences.

There are two types of degrees offered at the undergraduate level: Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Engineering.

Unlike many other schools Dartmouth follows an academic quarter system. This comprises four ten-week terms a year. The fall, winter, and spring terms are compulsory for freshmen and seniors, with sophomores also having to complete a summer term.  In the other non-allotted term times students are able to study on or off campus, or follow their passions by carrying out research projects, working/studying overseas, and doing internships. Students typically take three classes a term and are required to complete 35 classes to graduate.; usually studying in 12 of the 16 available terms.

Campus Details

The campus is located in a rural setting in Hanover and covers an area of 269 acres, with the main focal point being the Green, which is around five acres in size. Dartmouth also owns and uses land at Mount Moosilauke (4,500 acres) and in the North of New Hampshire (27,000 acres).

Dartmouth competes in 27 varsity sports (13 male, 14 female) at the NCAA Division I-AA level, in the Ivy League and ECAC. Teams are known as the Big Green.

Number of faculty

There are presently 1,045 members of faculty at Dartmouth, of these 589 are tenured or following a tenure track. The largest schools by faculty number are Arts & Sciences (579; 55.4%), Medicine (348; 33.3%), Business (68; 6.5%), and Engineering (50; 4.8%).

In all, there are 3,328 staff, 2,995 (90%) of which are full-time, with 333 (10%) part-time.

Graduation rates, time to graduate

Eighty-six percent of undergraduates complete their study within the usual four-year period, with 95% of the student intake graduating within six years.

Around 2000 students graduate each year with the break up of degrees awarded being Bachelor’s (66.0%), Master’s (25.7%), and Doctoral (8.3%).

Student Admission

As with other Ivy League schools Dartmouth is a very selective school, with the most recent statistics (Class of 2018) showing that of 19,235 applicants just 2,220 (11.5%) were accepted. The previous year was even tougher with just 10.4% (2,337) of applicants accepted, of these 1,117 (48%) went on to enroll.

Middle 50% (25th to 75th Percentile) SAT scores ranged from 680 to 780 for critical reading (10.9% of applicants, representing 30.7% of all accepted students, had a SAT score of 800, whilst 3.8% were accepted with a score in the range of 500 – 590). For Math the middle 50% SAT scores ranged from 680 to 780 (15.9% of applicants, representing 16.7% of all accepted students, had a SAT score of 800, whilst 3.8% were accepted with a score in the range of 500 – 590, and one person accepted with a score below 490). For writing the range was 680 to 780 (10.1% of applicants, representing 28.1% of all accepted students, had a SAT score of 800, whilst 3.3% were accepted with a score in the range of 500 – 590, and two people were accepted with a score below 490).

The composite ACT scores (25th to 75th Percentile) ranged from 32 to 34, with a median of 32.

As there are so many able students that apply to Dartmouth College it is worth placing extra emphasis on your submission essay, as this is one of the major ways that the college is able to separate suitable candidates.

Further details of the specifics of applying to Dartmouth College can be found here, and the general admissions website is here. The address is: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 6016 McNutt Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Telephone: (603) 646-2875.

Student Experience

One of the things pointed out by students is the value for money provided at Dartmouth, although as a private school fees are high, the scholars point out that financial aid is readily available for those who require it and that it is in the form of a scholarship rather than a loan. This makes Dartmouth much cheaper to attend for people from a lower income background than it would if they were going to a local state school.

The local town of Hannover is considered pretty, friendly, and somewhat quaint, but very isolated. Other students are considered friendly, well-learned, and liberal. However many point out that Dartmouth’s location in a small town is a bit of a drawback with not that much really going on, especially to similar Ivy League universities such as Columbia in NYC, and Penn in Philadelphia. A lot of activity involves the Greek community, so if this is not your thing you may find yourself lacking in places to party. On the flip side the college itself offers plenty of opportunity to see live artistic events and has a movie theatre.

The area around the college is considered beautiful with picturesque New England style homes and surrounding countryside.

As to be expected, the teaching of subject matter is considered to excellent at Dartmouth College. Compared to other institutions of the stature there is a feeling that faculty are as happy to concentrate on the students as they are on their own research.

Students report that the Dartmouth campus is very safe, as is the local town, and the state itself. Everything is small and friendly. The college has a blue light and escort system, and its own security force.

Dorms are considered more than adequate, with most considering them very good with large windows, but sometimes lacking an air-con unit. Although not strictly available for all four years of study, the quarter term system that the university operates makes dormitory accommodation pretty much available at all times.

The vast majority of students at Dartmouth feel that their experience has been excellent and that they are getting an excellent education, it seems that people who are put off by the College’s quiet location realize the fact upon their preliminary visit, and do apply to other universities.

Dartmouth College Ranking and Quick Facts

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Dartmouth college ranking
University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
102 to 150
American University Ranking (Jiaotong)
59 to 76
USnews American Ranking
Basic Facts
Dartmouth President
Phil Hanlon
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
589 tenured / 3,328
Endowment (2006) – USA Rank $3,733,596 ,000 – 22nd
Endowment per student
Research Spending – USA Rank $179,094,000 – 88th
Ivy League

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