SummaryDartmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1769. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,196, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Dartmouth College's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 9. Its tuition and fees are $40,437 (2010-11).
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|Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of higher learning in the United States. A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Dartmouth College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Dartmouth College is $70. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 12.6 percent.
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|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||13%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Dartmouth College is 8:1, and the school has 63.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Dartmouth College include: Biology/biological sciences; Economics; English language and literature; Political science and government; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||85% - High|
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Student LifeDartmouth College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,196, with a gender distribution of 50.5 percent male students and 49.5 percent female students. 87.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13.0 percent of students live off campus. Dartmouth College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesDartmouth College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dartmouth College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 19 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Dartmouth College.
|Students who have cars on campus||19% - Low|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for SchoolAt Dartmouth College, 54.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $35,209.
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|Tuition and fees||$40,437 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,838 (2010-11) - High|
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