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Dartmouth Admissions Information

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH (map)


Dartmouth College is an Ivy League institution located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Founded in 1769, it is the nation’s ninth-oldest college. The College is internationally recognized for its academic excellence and extensive alumni network. In addition to its renowned liberal arts program, Dartmouth is also home to the fourth-oldest medical school in the country, the nation’s first engineering school, and the world’s first graduate school of business management. The College divides its academic programs into four core areas: sciences, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. Each of these fields provides students with a balanced yet in-depth learning experience.

Dartmouth boasts 330 registered student organizations, including a film society, a model UN, international student groups, and a radio station. The school also hosts a variety of athletic programs ranging from basketball and football to racquetball and sailing. Because Dartmouth is located in the scenic Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, students have easy access to hiking, skiing, and other outdoor pursuits. The College also offers environmentally friendly transportation alternatives to help students and faculty get around campus.




Basic Info

Main Address: 6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone Number: (603) 646-1110  
Website: www.dartmouth.edu  


Type of school: Private, Liberal Arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Rural  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intercollegiate and Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 4,410  
Percent out-of-state: 97%  
Percent international: 7.68%  
Female to Male ratio: 50:50  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 7:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Special study programs: Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Army
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Apartments for single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments for married students
Cooperative housing
Special housing for international students
330 Registered Student Organizations
Community Service Programs
Fraternities and Sororities

Fun Facts

  • Smallest Ivy League school
  • Ranked #1 "Top producer of Tech talent"
  • Voted #19 "Major Frat and Sorority Scene"
  • Most Native American graduates in the Ivy League
  • Ranked #7 "Top producer of CEO talent"

Admissions Information

Dartmouth College accepts approximately 12% of its applicants, making it one of the most selective colleges in the nation. It is important for applicants to understand what kind of qualities admissions officers look for in prospective students. College officials note that a candidate's academic record, character, volunteer work, talents, and extracurricular activities are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors that are considered include a candidate's interview, alumni relation, geographic location, racial/ethnic status, and whether an applicant is a first-generation college student.

Dartmouth has an Early Decision option and about 29% of Early Decision applicants are admitted. The College requires applicants to submit a peer evaluation form. The peer evaluation form is an assessment of your character that should be completed by a close friend or another peer that knows you well. If you are interested in applying to Dartmouth, be sure to highlight your accomplishments, activities, and abilities in your application. Emphasize your unique personal qualities and interests in any essays that you submit.

Admissions address: 6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone number: (603) 646-2875  
Fax number: (603) 646-1216  
Admissions Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions.reply@dartmouth.edu  
Contact Person: Paul Sunde, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 22,033  
Percent of applicants admitted: 8.7%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1st  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1st  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes (school-specific supplement required)  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores
School Report
Two Academic Teacher Evaluations
Peer Evaluation

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT with Writing; 2 SAT Subject Tests)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores for all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 3351  
ACT code: 2508  
Learn more about other Ivy Leauge schools:
Princeton   Brown University   Yale   Harvard  

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