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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are amazing. I picked classes tauht by Dart's best faculty and I can see why they're the best of the best.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Dartmouth has tons of connections/networks. Also, it's name is super prestigious. Finding jobs is a breeze with campus services/recruitment

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They care about students and aren't too punitive

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a good house with really good facilities (newest).

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Dart's greek life is super open and welcoming. It's fun and you can be a part of not and it's all okay

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of involvement in sports/athletics!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier. Love my classes, love my teachers, love my peers

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've met new people from around the country and the world. The classes are a wide range to choose from and so far my professors have been very supportive in helping me pass and be successful in the classroom.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumni networking is great. There are many career centers and fairs that help students get to the next level.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: During the weekends when students throw or are going to parties or little get togethers sometimes it gets out of hand. The places I feel uncomfortable around is frat row.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Choates and sometimes the heater wouldn't be working. In the spring there were no AC coolers and it was very hot in the dorms. Sometimes the window wouldn't open all the way.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I've heard many stories about parties and alumni coming back and hazing new recruits.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics is a big part of campus life. Many people attend these events.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Dartmouth. Classes are all informative, though first-level classes are larger than what I'm used to coming out of a small high school. I can't wait to take some more specialized classes. Professors are great and very welcoming.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Dartmouth has quite a name, and the D-Plan makes it so that there's not competition for internships or employment during the year. A lot of people have gotten connections and work through Dartmouth alumni as well.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus and in the town of Hanover, even at night.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Fayerweather mid, where I am living, is one of the best dorms on campus. It is decently close to my classes. However, the River cluster is quite far away from everything, and some of the dorms are not very spacious.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Dartmouth athletics isn't huge, but it is welcoming. I'm participating in intramural sports and they are great fun!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't been a Dartmouth student for very long, but I love everything about the school so far. Professors and students alike make you feel welcome.

5 College Junior

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

4 College Junior

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

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.

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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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