Dartmouth College

647 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
    B+
  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

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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
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 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 15 responses
Report
  • Huge variety
    33%
  • Successful
    20%
  • Amazing!!
    13%
  • Awkward, Passive Agressive
    13%
  • Crunchy
    7%
  • North-eastern
    7%
  • Type-A
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Amazing!!!
    63%
  • Unforgettable
    25%
  • Crunchy
    13%
  • Challenging but fun
    0%
  • Peaceful
    0%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

647 reviews
  • Excellent
    158
  • 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
  • 17 days ago
I couldn't be happier. Love my classes, love my teachers, love my peers
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
The school is a small school and I like how everything is within walking distance. The professors expect highly of its students and generally want to help them as much as they can to be successful.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago