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Dartmouth College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

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Dartmouth Hall at Dartmouth University

Dartmouth Hall at Dartmouth University

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Baker Library and Tower at Dartmouth University

Baker Library and Tower at Dartmouth University

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Shattuck Observatory at Dartmouth College

Shattuck Observatory at Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College Description:

As the smallest of the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth provides the curricular breadth of its larger rivals with a feeling more like a liberal arts college. Dartmouth’s picturesque 269-acre campus is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of 11,000. Dartmouth's strong programs in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dartmouth leads the Ivy League for the percentage of students who study abroad. The college has 48 off-campus programs in over 20 countries. Dartmouth students are also active in athletics -- 75% of students participate in athletics of some sort. The college has no official mascot, and the athletic teams go by the name of the Big Green. If visiting campus, be sure to check out the Hood Museum of Art, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the impressive Orozco mural in Baker Library.

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Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,277 (4,193 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,752
  • Books: $1,101 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,446
  • Other Expenses: $1,980
  • Total Cost: $63,279

Dartmouth Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 54%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 41%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $38,148
    • Loans: $5,762

Scholarships for Dartmouth (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 98%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 96%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Dartmouth and the Common Application

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