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Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

About Dartmouth College

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Its undergraduate college is home to more than 40 departments and programmes, while it also has graduate schools of Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Business.

A Brief History
A brief history

Dartmouth was founded in 1769, Dartmouth by Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister from Connecticut who established the College as an institution to educate Native Americans.

General info
General information

Dartmouth serves more than 6,000 students, split roughly into 4,000 undergraduates and 2,000 post-graduates. Unlike the other Ivy League universities, it utilises a quarter-based academic calendar.


Acceptance Rate

1450 - 1550

Average SAT Score

30 - 34

Average ACT Score

3.5 - 4.0

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Quick facts about Dartmouth

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Rural
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 4,459 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 1,190 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.2%
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$60,000 USD

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How hard is it to get into Dartmouth?

While not as competitive as some of the other Ivy League universities, Dartmouth is becoming an increasingly popular Ivy option, it’s admission rate now below 9%.

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Notable alumni

The long, proud line of Dartmouth alumni doesn’t just include Daniel Webster (class of 1801, orator and statesman), Theodor Geisel (alias Dr. Seuss) and Shonda Rhimes (screenwriter and TV director/producer), but also CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Olympic athletes and Presidential hopefuls. Famous alumni include candidate for the Presidential Democratic nominee Kirsten Gillibrand, actress Connie Britton and four time Winter Olympian Cammy Myler.

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