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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My courses are great. I ama double major and have a minor.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Dartmouth helps you get an internship and get into grad school

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: relatively safe campus and responsive security and safety officers

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Lots of choices and living and learning communities to choose from.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not much housing available at fraternities or sororoties.

4 College Junior

Athletics: SPorts are somewhat important. Lots of club level teams to participate in and compete with other colleges.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Lots of opportunities to go abroad, get internships and travel. I love it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I didn't drink for my first term at Dartmouth because I never felt the pressure to. No one treats you differently just because you prefer water or keystone lite.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class sizes are small for almost all the classes, except intro science courses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very easy to get internships, fauculty will help you but you have to approach them first.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In terms of safety, I've never felt threaten on campus. It is very safe to walk, even at 4am, alone. Safety and Security also do rounds during the weekends to make sure nothing happens.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing option for Freshmen varies a lot in terms of quality. I lived in Choates during freshmen year, and that is considered the one of the worst, but all in all, it's really no that bad if you don't spend too much time in your room. There are freshmen dorms such as McClaughlin that has elevators, snack bar, and very new and spacious rooms; it was built recently. However, the housing system is changing, and all undergrads are now assigned to certain "houses" randomly, kinda like in Harry Potter. There is the Allen House, North House, South House, West House, East Wheelock House, and School House. If you don't like random selection, you can also apply to live in living learning communities, LLCs.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of Dartmouth, but you don't have to be in a sorority or fraternity to go to the parties. It is also easy to get into parties because there are no arbitrary rules that require a certain guy -to-girl ratio. If you do not get accepted to your favorite frat/sorority, a lot people end up falling in love with where they end up. Plus, pong games are more fun and complicated than just throwing a ball in a cup.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since it's a D1 school, athletics do play a role in student life, esp during homecoming, but that can be said for almost all schools. However, I never felt that sports is more emphasized than academics because the athletes have to maintain their grades if they want to be survive at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, how engaging your professor is really depends on what classes you take. It's difficult for hard science professors to elaborate more certain topics because there is so much to cover; therefore, it can be quite challenging to follow along sometimes, esp. if you're unfamiliar with the material. But the professors do want you to do well, if you feel like you bombed an exam, talk to the professor, see what your options are, and go on from there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience with my courses was great. The courses are definitely challenging but the content of the courses are very interesting and the professors care about the students' performance.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Finding a job or internship can be fairly easy through the college especially through the Center for Professional Development.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I definitely feel safe walking around campus and crossing the streets at night. There are multiple support services if something does happen.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are a bit tough to deal with but other dorms are more tolerable. Space is not a huge issue.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big in the college, but greeks do their fair share of both parties and community service.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are open to both athletes and non-athletes and maintained well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had a great time in the college so far. The quarter system makes the coursework very challenging, but students are more helpful than competitive to each other.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had professors that are extremely passionate about what they teach and genuinely seem to love what they do.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Unless you're an econ or business major, it seems much harder to get help from the college with finding internships.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally feel safe on campus.

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So the consensus is in—Dartmouth is a great place to go to school! For most students in most situations, it is truly the experience of a lifetime. An overwhelming majority of Dartmouth students fall head-over-heels in love with the place. It is little wonder that Dartmouth has one of the highest alumni giving rates of any college or university in the country. The College is certainly a very unique place to pursue an undergraduate degree, and the academic experience alone is worth its weight in gold. For the most part, Dartmouth professors, administrators, and support staff care deeply about the students and want to do whatever they can to make each student’s experience the best it can possibly be.

All that being said, Dartmouth is not for everyone. It is definitely a high-intensity school. The turnaround time between when classes begin and when finals are due each term is pretty rapid, and it’s not at all difficult to get snowed under—no pun intended. The social scene at Dartmouth is dominated by savvy, urban, prep-school types who are accustomed to living away from home and making their own rules, so learning how to share in many of the values, attitudes, and elements of their lifestyle and still remain true to yourself can be a challenge for many students. Dartmouth’s isolation and insularity are two of its biggest drawbacks. A phenomenon known as the “Dartmouth Bubble”—the news, information, and culture vacuum caused by Dartmouth’s geographic isolation from all major population centers—tends to breed a myopic view of college life among students and causes many to overemphasize the importance of the social goings-on at Dartmouth. It is sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that the world is a lot bigger than Hanover and that your life will ultimately be a lot richer than those four short, crazy years you spend in college. If you commit yourself to taking Dartmouth exactly as it is and prevent yourself from building it up in your mind into something it’s not, you will likely do well here and enjoy your college experience immensely.

 

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