Dartmouth College

651 reviews
  1. Hanover, NH
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Dartmouth College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
207 Parkhurst Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

Dartmouth College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
12%
SAT Range
1360-1550
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,277/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,529/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,881/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,576/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,568/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,042/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,228Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Huge variety
    30%
  • Successful
    19%
  • Achievers
    11%
  • Amazing!!
    7%
  • Awkward, Passive Agressive
    7%
  • Crazy smart, crazy ambitious, crazy fun
    7%
  • North-eastern
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.56 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Amazing!!!
    44%
  • Crunchy
    20%
  • Challenging but fun
    16%
  • Unforgettable
    16%
  • Peaceful
    4%

After Dartmouth College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

651 reviews
  • Excellent
    162
  • Very Good
    244
  • Average
    198
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    17
I would definitely choose Dartmouth again. I love the spirit of the school, the people, the professors and all of the non-academic learning experiences that are available. I think in the Engineering school there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of consistently having consistently good teachers. For the most part, teachers are good in the entry level classes, occasionally there is a great teacher, but often ( so far 1 class out of three, every trimester) there is one teacher who isvery suboptimal in their ability to teach or communicate well. Not acceptable at this type of school.

Additionally, because Dartmouth is out of the way for most companies, their engineering recruiting fairs are extremely lacking in depth and availability. Much of the fair is online. Being only 3 hours from Boston, The Thayer school of engineering should host a weekend or trip to Boston for a recruiting fair to coincide with all the other colleges there when there are HUNDREDS of companies available to talk to and connect with. Students could take a bus to Boston and even make up the classes that are missed at some later point if necessary. Job hunting and internship opportunities are far inferior than at many other schools, even if they are not as highly ranked as Dartmouth!
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
As I have suggested previously in this survey, 1 out of every three classes I have taken EVERY trimester has been very poor. Not just "not great" but actually very poor! One teacher out of every three has been a terrible teacher, or extremely difficult to understand and often their tests are extremely unfair and do NOT reflect the material taught in class. When the entire class performs poorly, the grades are curved so it appears that everyone did adequately, but the reality is that in those classes we have NOT learned, we have lost an opportunity to get excited about a topic probably lost a spark of interest to further explore an academic area. For the tuition we pay, we should have phenomenal teachers and when students complain about a professor year after year, they should at least NOT be teaching introductory classes. I am not alone in feeling extremely disappointed in the overall teacher quality, at least during the first two years' introductory level classes. Don't get me wrong - there have been some very good teachers too - but the ratio of terrible teachers to great teachers is not what it should be at an IVY League school
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Hanover, New Hampshire is certainly a charming, little cottage town. It's right by the Connecticut River so one can go swimming, canoeing, fishing, whatever when the weather's nice. Occom Pond is also nearby and open for swimming and canoeing as well and in the winter, one could probably go ice-skating there! I'll have to be honest, I'm totally in love with the scenery of New Hampshire, that's why I applied to Dartmouth because it was literally 25 minutes away from home. Among other things, there are plenty of cool museums and cultural attractions around too. There's the Hood Museum, the Hopkins Center, and the Nugget Theater right in town. Across the river in Vermont is the Montshire Museum as well less than a half hour away. Dining and shopping is also possible in Hanover with the numerous local stores and restaurants. I definitely recommend eating at Jewel of India, Bolocos, and Morano Gelato if you ever get the chance. Shopping in Hanover is pretty expensive though (some of my friends literally spent $70 on a knitted Dartmouth sweater), but unless you're really into fancy clothing and whatnot, it's probably better to head over to the shopping centers in West Lebanon. You'll probably have an easier time finding a parking space too haha. If you don't have a car though, you can always take the Advanced Transit and circle around Hanover, Lebanon, and West Lebanon. As for the locals, most of the people I've met and talked to have been pretty friendly. They didn't mind giving directions to a lost college student, although some will (understandably) be peeved if you decide to cross the street in the worst possible place.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 15 2014