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Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is a member of the Ivy League and was one of nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. The college has an Enrolment of over 5, 000 students. Dartmouth's campus is spread across an area of more than 250 acres in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. Dartmouth offers only a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree to its undergraduate students. There are more than 35 academic departments offering over 50 majors. The college was ranked fifteenth in terms of difficulty of admission in the United States by The Princeton Review in 2007. Dartmouth College's sports teams compete in the Ivy League conference of the NCAA Division I.

Profile of Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Hanover, NH. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Dartmouth top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Dartmouth often study science, mathematics, engineering, and liberal arts.

Dartmouth Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 84% of applicants were rejected at Dartmouth. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 670 to 770 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 780 or higher on the math SAT.

Students at Dartmouth benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Dartmouth tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 5, 849 students (5, 786 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Dartmouth.

Student Life
The school serves primarily full-time students. Dartmouth has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Ivy Group competitions.

Dartmouth Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts652economics, political science, history, English, liberal arts and humanities, geography, sociology, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management245business management
Engineering179various engineering courses, engineering, engineering physics
Science157biology, chemistry, physics, geology, cell biology, geological and earth sciences, chemistry courses, molecular biology, . . .
Medicine143medicine, public health, health professions, neuroscience
Therapy and Counselling109psychology, cognitive science
Religion and Philosophy40philosophy, religion
Fine Arts29fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management24environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering23computer science
Photography and Commercial Art11film studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Contact: DartmouthDartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755-3529

General Phone: (603) 646-1110


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