Dartmouth College Profile

Dartmouth, founded in 1769, is a private, Ivy League college. As President James Wright has observed, “If neither of the descriptive labels college or university fits us easily, that is eminently acceptable. We are a university in name and in basic values and purposes.” Dartmouth is committed to promoting and celebrating the diversity of its community members. President Wright adds, “Our commitment to diversity is rooted in the fact that we are an educational institution. It is hard for me to imagine education going on without a richly diverse student body and faculty.” Dartmouth’s 265-acre campus is located in Hanover, northwest of Boston.

Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 13% of 18,132 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 730 average 680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 715 average 660-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 725 average 670-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 32 average 30-34 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance: $56,219
Tuition and Fees: $40,607
Room and Board: $11,838
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $40,531
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: $19,081

Academic Calendar System: Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 492
Regular Class Size: Not reported


Financial Aid Office Contacts
E-mail:  Financial.Aid@Dartmouth.Edu
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: February 1
Award Notification: On or about April 10
Methodology for Awarding: Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002573: Free

University Web Site:  www.dartmouth.edu

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