Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

Overview

A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth is distinctive for being a vibrant and yet highly-accessible and student-centered residential liberal arts college with world-class resources and research opportunities. Aspiring to provide the best undergraduate education in the country, Dartmouth enables students to self-design their college experience and academic curriculm with research with professors, intern opportunities, and extensive studt abroad programs. Its intellectual and social community is built on the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and interests of its student body and faculty. Dartmouth is committed to the success of all of its students, particularly its high percentage of historically underrepresented and first generation students.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Summer Dartmouth Bound Program

Each year, Dartmouth’s Admissions Office selects a distinguished group of college-bound rising seniors from across the nation for an extended campus stay. Students are selected for Dartmouth Summer Bound based on a combination of their academic achievement, personal character and potential for college success. The Summer Dartmouth Bound Program provides opportunities for students to visit Dartmouth’s campus and learn more about the college, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. Students have the opportunity to go to classes, meet current students, go to workshops and find out more about the Dartmouth community. Learn more about Summer Dartmouth Bound Program

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Native American Fly-In Program

The Native American Fly-In Program is an opportunity for some of the most promising and talented students in the country, who have a particular interest in the Native community and/or Native American Studies, to experience Dartmouth. The Native American Fly-In Program provides opportunities for students to visit Dartmouth’s campus and learn more about the college, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. Students have the opportunity to go to classes, meet current students, go to workshops and find out more about the Dartmouth community. Learn more about Native American Fly-In Program

Special Admissions Policy Need-Blind Admissions

Dartmouth practices need-blind admissions for all applicants, including undocumented students. A family’s or student’s ability to pay will have no bearing on their admissions evaluation. Dartmouth guarantees to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, including free tuition for students who come from families with total annual incomes below $100,000 with typical assets. Student financial aid packages provide a combination of scholarships and grants, with small loans and employment eligibility.

First-Year Experience & Transition First Year Student Enrichment Program

Special enrichment opportunity open to First Generation College students. Begins prior to first-year orientation and follows students throughout their time at Dartmouth with advising and access to resources. Learn more about First Year Student Enrichment Program

Student Diversity

  • 4,230
    Undergraduates
  • 50/50
    male/female
  • 13%
    First-generation college students
  • 3%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 15%
    Asian
  • 7%
    Black or African American
  • 9%
    Hispanic/Latino
  • n/a
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 50%
    White
  • 5%
    Two or more races
  • 3%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 8%
    International/nonresident

Student Success

  • 97%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 94%
    Six-year graduation
  • 85%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 100%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 86%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 607
    Full-time faculty
  • 104
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 7:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Economics, Government, History, Engineering Sciences, Psychology & Brain Sciences, Biology, Computer Science

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Afro-American Society, Dartmouth Asian Organization, Dartmouth Chinese Culture Society, La Alianza Latina, MOSAIC, Native Americans at Dartmouth, Women of Color Collective, CoFired

Affordability

Cost of Attendance

  • $49,998
    Tuition
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $1,440
    Required Fees
  • $14,736
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $86,589,217
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $47,204
    Average aid package
  • $19,135
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 14%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 51%
    Students with financial need
  • 100%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 96%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 100%
    Students with need whose need was fully met

Admissions

Applicant Academics

  • 20,675
    # of applicants
  • 11%
    Admitted
  • n/a
    Average HS GPA
  • 32
    ACT Composite
  • 670—780
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 680—780
    SAT Math
  • 670—790
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional

Deadlines

  • 01/01
    Regular application closing date
  • $80
    Application Fee
  • $80
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • yes
    Early decision plan
  • 11/01
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date