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Dartmouth College

6016 McNutt Hall, Hanover, NH 03755 | (603) 646-1110



Dartmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1769. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,310, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 237 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Dartmouth College’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 11. Its tuition and fees are $52,950 (2017-18).


Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, 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. Nearly 70 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, engineering departments and four graduate programs, which include the highly ranked Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering and Geisel School of Medicine. The Carnegie Foundation has classified Dartmouth as a doctoral university with “higher research activity.” More than 50 percent of students participate in the many off-campus programs offered in more than 30 countries around the world. Distinguished Dartmouth alumni include Theodor Geisel (well known as Dr. Seuss), creator of multiple television shows including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” Shonda Rhimes and former 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.

Student Life


Dartmouth College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,310, with a gender distribution of 50 percent male students and 50 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Dartmouth College is part of the NCAA I.

Campus Services


Dartmouth College offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, 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, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Dartmouth College, 21 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Dartmouth College.

Campus Safety


Campus safety data were reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to do their own research to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.


Ranking Indicators


Dartmouth College is ranked #11 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.


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