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Dartmouth College is one of the smaller Ivy League higher learning institutions with a reputation for in-demand undergraduates and exceptional graduate degrees. This private, not-for-profit university has nearly 4,500 undergraduate students and over 2,100 graduate students. Students can expect an education that prepares them for long-term success by learning leadership skills and well-rounded educational know-how. Dartmouth is so desirable and selective that only 5% of all applicants became undergraduates for the class of 2021.

Overview of Dartmouth College

The college consists of several specialized schools in a variety of liberal arts areas at the undergraduate level and professional degrees at the graduate level. Hundreds of professors are tenured or on the tenure track. Dartmouth is also well-known for outstanding research with sponsored research continually rising each year, at over $200 million in recent years. Students will have access to countless volunteer opportunities, study abroad programs, and mentorships.

Students have access to a wide array of events, activities, labs, and more that add value to the overall educational experience including athletics, DALI lab, health services, dining services, forums, library, class meetings, safety and security offices, newspaper, intranet, and more. One of the most appealing aspects to many undergraduates is access to the extensive and active network of alumni, which includes clubs, shared and affiliated interest groups, and travel programs.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Town: Remote
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 7:1
Graduation Rate 95%
Year Founded 1769

Student Enrollment

Total Students6,572


Undergraduate Student

Male 2,253
Female 2,165

Graduate Student

Male 1,099
Female 1,055

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Male 10,540
Female 11,493


Male 949
Female 919

Acceptance Rate9%

Male   9%
Female   8%

Enrollment 1,210

Male 738
Female 726
Application Fee $80
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline January 2
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The average net price of Dartmouth College is $23,394. Costs are directly impacted by the fact Dartmouth is a private, not-for-profit university, the small size of the school and a large number of professors to students. Tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students for undergraduate education is $57,600 without financial aid, scholarships, grants, etc. Nearly 60% of Dartmouth students receive some form of financial aid to help lower the overall costs of a degree. Students can also expect to pay an additional $18,000 or more for room, board, books, and supplies. To help with financial need, Dartmouth offers over $100 million in financial aid with an average of $50,800 in a three-term scholarship.

It is important to note that additional costs will be associated with a degree that are not included in the costs previously mentioned. Students will require additional funds to support any entertainment not offered for free by the university, including nightlife and off-campus activities. Due to the proximity of Hanover, New Hampshire to several major cities and Canada, many students enjoy taking day trips and weekend getaways to nearby cities and states for an even more complete college experience.

Average net price 2017-2018
Net Price $23,394
Average Total Aid $48,433
Students Receiving Financial Aid 58%
Room & Board $16,374

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $57,638
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $57,638
  • Books and Supplies - $1,100
  • Room & Board - $16,374
  • Other - $2,040


Students at Dartmouth College have a wealth of programs and degrees from which to select, including over more than 40 departments and interdisciplinary programs, 60 majors, custom majors, niche minors, research opportunities, and more. Undergraduates and graduate students also have access to four of the best graduate schools in areas such as medicine, engineering, and business. As a way to enhance the college experience, students can select a flexible study plan, internships, and study abroad options.

Graduates of Dartmouth have a reputable four-year graduation rate of 86% and a six-year graduation rate of 95%. The unprecedented opportunities and academic experience available at Boston University leads to a 97% retention rate amongst the student population. And a growing percentage of students are electing to participate in online degree programs as they become available.

The seven to one student to faculty ratio and small class sizes ensure the greatest chance for academic and career success. Each year, students give back to communities nationwide and across the globe through research, international study, language courses, and travel. Students are also exposed to year-round education and professional development assistance.

Student Population Total

Student Population 6,572

Evening Classes : No
Distance Learning : No

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Social Science Majors 384 Total Graduates / 36%
Political Science and Government, General 151 Graduates
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 149 Graduates
Anthropology 36 Graduates
Sociology 25 Graduates
Geography 23 Graduates
All Engineering Majors 116 Total Graduates / 11%
Engineering Science 106 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 6 Graduates
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 4 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors 92 Total Graduates / 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 0 Graduates
Neuroscience 4 Graduates
All Computer Information Science Majors 77 Total Graduates / 7%
Computer Science 77 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 57 Total Graduates / 5%
Experimental Psychology 57 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 35%

Outcome & Salary

Dartmouth College graduates experience favorable employment rates and graduate program placement percentages at 89%. Part of this success can be attributed to the thousands of fellowships, internships, and job opportunities posted by potential employers on campus. Students often work in specific sectors upon graduation such as finance, technology, education, health and science, consulting, and government or military.

Graduates of Dartmouth go on to become remarkable and impactful members of society including Nobel laureates, scholars, judges, writers, government leaders, and more. The alumni network represents many impressive and reputable companies and organizations across the country, including EY Parthenon, Bank of America, Amazon, Teach for America, Goldman Sachs, Dartmouth College, Facebook, Wayfair, Bain & Company, JP Morgan, and Oliver Wyman.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $73,100
College Grads Average Salary $85,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary $152,700
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $850,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $2,377,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $93,576
10 Year Projected ROI $756,424
20 Year Projected ROI $2,283,424
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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