Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dartmouth College

As the smallest of the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth provides the curricular breadth of its larger rivals with a feeling more like a liberal arts college. Dartmouth’s picturesque 269-acre campus is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of 11,000. Dartmouth's strong programs in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dartmouth leads the Ivy League for the percentage of students who study abroad. The college has 48 off-campus programs in over 20 countries. Dartmouth students are also active in athletics -- 75% of students participate in athletics of some sort. If visiting campus, be sure to check out the Hood Museum of Art, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the impressive Orozco mural in Baker Library. Explore the Campus: Dartmouth College Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2011):

Enrollment (2010):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,141 (4,248 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2011 - 12):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,996
  • Books: $1,851 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,369
  • Other Expenses: $1,422
  • Total Cost: $58,638

Dartmouth Financial Aid (2009 - 10):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,620
    • Loans: $4,461

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Dartmouth and the Common Application

Dartmouth College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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