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A Photo Tour of the Dartmouth College


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Dartmouth College - Baker Library and Tower
Baker Library and Tower at Dartmouth College

Baker Library and Tower at Dartmouth College

Photo Credit: Allen Grove
Dartmouth College is one of the top universities in the United States. Dartmouth is one of the eight members of the elite Ivy League along with Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. With only about 4,000 undergraduates, Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League schools. The atmosphere is more like a liberal arts college than many of the larger urban universities. In the 2011 U.S. News & World Report, Dartmouth ranked #9 among all doctoral degree granting institutions in the country.

To learn about Dartmouth's acceptance rate, standardized test scores, costs, and financial aid, be sure to read the Dartmouth College admissions profile and this graph of Dartmouth GPA, SAT score and ACT score data.

The first stop on my Dartmouth College photo tour is the Baker Library and Tower. Sitting on the north edge of the campus's central Green, the Baker Library Bell Tower is one of the college's iconic buildings. The tower opens for tours during special occasions, and the 16 bells ring out the hour and play songs three times a day. The bells are computer controlled.

The Baker Memorial Library first opened in 1928, and early in the 21st century the structure underwent a major expansion and renovation thanks to a large gift from John Berry, a Dartmouth graduate. The new Baker-Berry Library complex features a media center, extensive computing facilities, classrooms, and a café. The library has a capacity of two million volumes. Baker-Berry is the largest of Dartmouth's seven main libraries.

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