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Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
  • 152 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 136 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 126 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 119 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 158 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 104 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 169 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university. Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States,  Dartmouth consists of a liberal arts college, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Established in 1769 by Congregational minister Eleazar Wheelock, Dartmouth College is situated on a rural 269 acres (1.09 km2) campus in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.

Dartmouth College offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts and ABET-accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree to undergraduate students.  The college boasts a student populace of an enrollment of 6,144, which makes Dartmouth the smallest school in the Ivy League. Dartmouth has  39 academic departments offering 56 major programs, while students are free to design special majors or engage in dual majors. Dartmouth functions on a quarter system, operating year-round on four ten-week academic terms, while giving students a great university experience.

Dartmouth College provides a great balance between academics and extracurricular activities to its students. Activities ranging from athletics and outdoor programs, clubs and organizations, student government are made available for the enjoyment of the students during their stay at Dartmouth College.

Campus information

Known as the smallest school in the Ivy League, Dartmouth College offers the following facilities:

  • Housing – Living away from home, is an experience of its own. Dartmouth provides great housing for more than 3,000 students in its residential communities; for which nearly 90 percent of undergraduates live in Dartmouth housing, whether it’s a residence hall, an approved co-ed, fraternity, or sorority house, or an undergraduate society.
  • Dining – All meal plans dining plans available to students living on-campus includes both meal swipes and a declining balance account (Dining DBA). A variety of affordable and nutritious meal plans are available to suit any budget.
  • Athletics - Dartmouth fields 34 varsity teams, more than 30 club sports teams (including recent national champions in rugby, fencing, and figure skating), and dozens of intramural squads. Apart from these, Dartmouth also has the option of outdoor games for students interested.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Dartmouth provides 200 organizations and clubs to get involved in. Students at Dartmouth College have the opportunity to choose to be a part of any one of these activities.
  • Community Service – The Dartmouth community is passionate about community service. The community is involved in approximately 40,000 hours of volunteer service in dozens of outreach projects.

Dartmouth is minutes from Interstates 89 and 91 and an easy drive from Boston, Hartford or Montreal.  Accessible by rail, interstate bus or air with connections to Boston from Lebanon Airport. 90 minutes or less to Manchester Boston Regional and Burlington airports, offering flights and connections across the country and around the world.


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Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Mass Communication & Media 1


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