Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

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 enrollment 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.

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Dartmouth College
Hanover , NH 03755-3529
General Phone: (603) 646-1110

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Dartmouth Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts700Asian studies, Latin American studies, French studies, Spanish studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Business and Management242business management
Engineering171engineering, engineering physics, various engineering courses
Science171biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and immunology, genetics, physiology, pharmacology, environmental biology, ...
Medicine168neuroscience, medicine, public health, health professions
Therapy and Counseling88cognitive science, psychology
Religion and Philosophy41philosophy, religion
Fine Arts29fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering25computer science
Conservation and Resource Management25environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Photography and Commercial Art7film studies

Number of programs and degrees for Dartmouth in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,08456
Master's degree49617
Doctor's degree8115
First-professional degree621

Dartmouth Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dartmouth had a total enrollment of 5,849 students (5,640 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 12%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 12%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York17%
(International Students)10%
New Jersey6%
New Hampshire3%
New Mexico1%
North Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%
Washington, DC1%

Dartmouth Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 98 %

Dartmouth Room and Board (2007)

Dartmouth offers campus housing for 3,539 of its 5,640 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hanover, New Hampshire for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Hampshire Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Dartmouth Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal660770
SAT Math670780
SAT Writing660770
ACT Composite2934

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Dartmouth Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,915
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,915
Room and board $ 10,779
Room charge $ 6,444
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,335
Books and supplies $ 1,512
Other expenses $ 1,341

Financial Aid:
Dartmouth participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 257300)

Dartmouth Faculty

Dartmouth has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11266
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12692

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$130,1754$109,425
Associate professorcalendar year5$144,7935$93,080
Assistant professorcalendar year14$88,2007$90,701
Instructorcalendar year6$52,7334$55,300
Lecturercalendar year17$57,22914$56,227
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year55$89,82536$74,695

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year143$148,85154$137,194
Associate professoracademic year79$101,70753$89,762
Assistant professoracademic year51$70,79241$73,786
Lectureracademic year1*4$28,725
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year275$119,819153$100,095

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dartmouth Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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Dartmouth Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
French Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Environmental Biology
Genetics, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Psychology, General

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