Dartmouth College

About Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College, commonly referred to as Dartmouth, is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Founded in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. With a total enrollment of about 6,400, Dartmouth is the smallest university in the Ivy League. The university has a strong focus on undergraduate education, although graduate programs are also offered. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Franklin Pierce, former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman.

Dartmouth College offers undergraduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. The most popular majors at the college include Economics, Computer Science, Government, Psychology, and Biological Sciences. The college also offers graduate programs in business, engineering, and the sciences, as well as a number of professional degree programs.

The college is known for its strong undergraduate education and has a number of unique academic programs, such as the D-Plan, which allows students to take a break from traditional classes and pursue other educational opportunities. The college also has a number of research centers and institutes, including the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, and the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning.

Dartmouth’s campus is located in the small town of Hanover, New Hampshire and is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. The college is home to a number of student organizations, clubs, and societies, providing opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities.

Overall, Dartmouth is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the United States and is known for its strong academic programs, beautiful campus, and strong sense of community.


SAT & ACT Score Ranges

Dartmouth College considers admission test scores (SAT/ACT) during the application process, but does not require them. Students who were admitted to Dartmouth College and enrolled typically had admission test scores in these ranges.

 25th Percentile*50th Percentile**75th Percentile***
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740760780
 25th Percentile*50th Percentile**75th Percentile***

Students Submitting Scores


Undergraduate Admissions

Number of applicants28,336
% admitted6%
% who enrolled62%

*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above