Dartmouth College


Enrollment: 4,090.

Student Body: 50% female, 50% male, 95% out-of-state, 7% international. Asian 15%, African American 8%, Caucasian 54%, Hispanic 7%, Native American 4%.

Retention and Graduation: 98% freshmen return for sophomore year. 85% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 8:1. 533 full-time faculty, 95% hold PhDs, 17% are members of minority groups, 36% are women.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, doctoral, masters.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Economics; political science and government; psychology.

Special Study Options: Double major, exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: Presidential Scholarship Research Program; Senior Honors Thesis; Senior Fellowship. Combined degree programs: BA/BENG—5 year program. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.

Career services highlights include: Unpaid internships are financially supported through the Rockefeller Center (public policy or political internships), the Dickey Center for International Understanding (overseas opportunities), the Tucker Foundation (religious or community service organizations), and through other sources on campus.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for international students, fraternity/ sorority housing, apartments for married students, cooperative housing, apartments for single students, theme housing, Academic Affinity Housing, FacultyIn-Residence Programs, Sustainable Living Center, Interfaith Living, Special Interest Housing. 75% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Hood Museum of Art, Hopkins Center for Performing Arts, Tucker Foundation for volunteer services, observatory, centers for humanities, social science, and science.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 100% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online. Undergraduates are required to own a computer.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization, Model UN.

Organizations: 330 registered organizations, 26 religious organizations. 14 fraternities, 6 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, crew/rowing, cross-country, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, skiing (downhill/alpine), skiing (nordic/cross-country), soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field. Women: Basketball, crew/rowing, cross-country, diving, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, skiing (downhill/alpine), skiing (nordic/cross-country), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/ fi.

On-Campus Highlights: Hopkins Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Hood Museum of Art, Murals by Jose Clemente Orozco, Ten library system, all open to visitors, Ledyard Canoe Club, oldest in the country. Environmental Initiatives: As part of our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Dartmouth commissioned an energy audit for the buildings that collectively use 75% of the energy on campus. Based on the results of this audit, the Trustees invested $12.5 million in 250 energy conservation and efficiency projects in existing buildings, which are now underway. Dartmouth established a Sustainable Living Center and is working with students to develop it as a model green dormitory and center. As part of this effort the school is working on plans to push the building toward zero net energy and developing a sustainable food system for the students who live there. (See www.dartmouth.edu/~slc). Building energy metering equipment has been upgraded and the innovative Green Lite Dartmouth feedback displays will be used to provide occupants with real-time resource use information. (See greenlite.dartmouth.edu). In the first term of operation, the students reduced electricity use by 58% below past years through behavioral change alone. Dartmouth established a new tenured faculty position in Sustainability Sciences. The position has been filled and new courses in sustainability will be added in fall of 2009.


Freshman Academic Profile: 91% in top 10% of high school class, 99% in top 25% of high school class, 100% in top 50% of high school class. 60% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 680-780. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 660-770. SAT Writing middle 50% range 670-780. ACT middle 50% range 30-34.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, application essay, academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities. Important factors considered include: talent/ability, volunteer work. Other factors considered include: Alumni/ae relation, first generation, geographical residence, interview, racial/ethnic status.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent is not required. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 4 science, 3 social studies, 3 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 18,778 applied, 12% admitted, 52% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, standardized test scores, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Lowest grade transferable B.

General Admission Information: Application fee $70. Early decision application deadline 11/1. Regular application deadline 1/1. Regular notification 4/1. Nonfall registration not accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 2 years. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $38,445. Room and board $11,295. Required fees $234. Average book expense $1,618.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE, noncustodial PROFILE, business/farm supplement, current W-2 or Federal Tax Returns. Financial aid filing deadline 2/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on or about 4/2.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/ grants, private scholarships, the schools own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/ university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are excellent.

Financial Aid Statistics: 48% freshmen, 51% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 40% freshmen, 47% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 50% freshmen, 52% undergrads receive any aid. 48% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $19,051.

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