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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College, locally referred to "Dartmouth", is one of eight Ive League colleges in the United States. It is a privately owned and operated research institution located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Darmouth College is home to several academics schools including the Thayer School of Engineering, Geisel School of Medicine, and the Tuck School of Business. Darmouth offers a large selection of undergraduate programs as well as 19 graduate degrees in the arts and sciences. With a total annual enrollment of of roughly 4,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students, Dartmouth is the smallest of all Ivy League institutions.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States. Much of the school's early history is characterized by both political and financial struggles but the institution emerged as one of the premier higher education institutions in the nation is the early 20th century due to contributions from famous alumni such as Daniel Webster and wealthy donors.

Dartmouth is situated along the connecitcut river on a 270 acre campus in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire. In comparison to other college campuses, Dartmouth is fairly isolated--which contributes to a sense of community among students. In fact, the college has an active and vibrant student life with lots of participation in the school's athletics events and Greek system.

Academics and Rankings

Dartmouth awards Bachelor of Arts and ABET-accredited Bachelor of Engineering degrees. The college offers over 50 undergraduate majors through 40 academic departments. Dartmouth allows student the opportunity to participate in one of several dual major programs, or they are free to design their own custom major. The most popular fields of study include psychology, government, economics, history, biology, English, and engineering.

General Information

Admission Office
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-2875
Fax: (603) 646-1216
admissions.office@dartmouth.edu
Contact: Maria Laskaris
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 646-1110
www.dartmouth.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 4,147
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,096
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,067
Graduate enrollment: 1,384

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 - 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $35,178 $36,915 $38,679 $40,437 +4.55%
Books and Supplies $1,412 $1,512 $1,618 $1,730 +6.92%
Living Arrangement - On Campus
Room and Board $10,305 $10,779 $11,295 $11,838 +4.81%
Other $1,341 $1,341 $1,381 $1,381 0.00%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $48,236 $50,547 $52,973 $55,386 +4.56%
In-state Off Campus $36,590 $38,427 $40,297 $42,167 +4.64%
In-state with Family $36,590 $38,427 $40,297 $42,167 +4.64%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $39,978
In-state Student Fees $50
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $39,978
Out-of-state Fees $50

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 687 63%
Grant or scholarship aid 559 51% $17,628,718 $31,536
• Federal grants 180 16% $1,029,443 $5,719
• Pell grants 134 12% $465,257 $3,472
• Other federal grants 180 16% $564,186 $3,134
State/local government grant or scholarships 11 1% $9,133 $830
Institutional grants or scholarships 526 48% $16,590,142 $31,540
Student loan aid 260 24% $1,324,481 $5,094
• Federal student loans 189 17% $741,855 $3,925
• Other student loans 108 10% $582,626 $5,395

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1231 499 161 - -
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 86 - - - -
African-american/black Studies 4 - - - -
American Indian/native American Studies 18 - - - -
Asian Studies/civilization 37 - - - -
French Studies 2 - - - -
Latin American Studies 4 - - - -
Spanish and Iberian Studies 8 - - - -
Women's Studies 13 - - - -
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 126 2 44 - -
Biochemistry - 1 5 - -
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 92 - 4 - -
Cell/cellular Biology and Histology - - - - -
Environmental Biology - - - - -
Genetics - 1 8 - -
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other - - 12 - -
Molecular Biology - - - - -
Neuroscience 34 - 2 - -
Pharmacology - - 7 - -
Physiology - - 6 - -
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. - 253 - - -
Business Administration and Management - 253 - - -
Computing and Information Sciences 21 6 4 - -
Computer Science 21 6 4 - -
Engineering 65 101 7 - -
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 - - - -
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 1 - - - -
Engineering Science 63 14 7 - -
Engineering - 87 - - -
Engineering Technology - - - - -
Engineering/industrial Management - - - - -
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 73 - - - -
Creative Writing - - - - -
English Language and Literature 73 - - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 70 8 - - -
Arabic Language and Literature 5 - - - -
Chinese Language and Literature 5 - - - -
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8 - - - -
Comparative Literature 4 8 - - -
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 - - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other - - - - -
French Language and Literature 8 - - - -
German Language and Literature 4 - - - -
Italian Language and Literature 2 - - - -
Japanese Language and Literature 3 - - - -
Linguistics 14 - - - -
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 - - - -
Russian Language and Literature 5 - - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 5 - - - -
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences - 63 89 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - 21 3 - -
Medicine - - 86 - -
Public Health - 42 - - -
History 80 - - - -
History 80 - - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities - 52 - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other - 52 - - -
Mathematics and Statistics 40 5 4 - -
Mathematics 40 5 4 - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 26 - - - -
Ancient Studies/civilization 2 - - - -
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 9 - - - -
Cognitive Science 8 - - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 7 - - - -
Natural Resources and Conservation 49 - - - -
Environmental Studies 49 - - - -
Physical Sciences 57 5 13 - -
Astronomy 2 - - - -
Chemistry 19 1 5 - -
Chemistry, Other 7 - - - -
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 5 - - - -
Geology and Earth Science 9 3 1 - -
Physics 15 1 7 - -
Psychology 92 - - - -
Psychology 92 - - - -
Social Sciences 384 - - - -
Anthropology 31 - - - -
Economics 168 - - - -
Geography 39 - - - -
Political Science and Government 112 - - - -
Sociology 34 - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 62 4 - - -
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 - - - -
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 9 - - - -
Film/cinema/video Studies 8 - - - -
Fine/studio Arts 17 - - - -
Music 7 4 - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $70
Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 13%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 98%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 18,778
Percent Admitted: 12%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 52%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 670 (25th Percentile)
  • 780 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 690 (25th Percentile)
  • 790 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 690 (25th Percentile)
  • 790 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 34 (75th Percentile)

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Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Caribbean Studies B
German Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Spanish/Iberian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music - General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B
Evolutionary Biology B
Genetics B
Molecular Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Engineering
Biomedical Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Russian B
South Asian B
Spanish B

History
History - General B

Mathematics
Mathematics - General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation - General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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