Dartmouth College


Dartmouth College is a private research institute in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Started in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, this university is the ninth-oldest higher education institution in the US and one of the 9 colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

The university follows a liberal arts curriculum and provides undergraduate education in 40 interdisciplinary programs and academic departments, including 57 majors in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences and enables students to engage in dual degree programs or design specialized concentrations.

Undergraduate and graduate programs at Dartmouth College are distinguished by academic excellence, opportunities to participate in research, personal attention from top faculty and a close-knit community. This university educates the most promising students and prepares them for responsible leadership. Students are prepared with a lifetime of learning through a dedicated faculty to teaching, mentoring and creating knowledge.


With a student body of only 6,600, Dartmouth College is the smallest Ivy League University. At the university, undergraduate admissions are highly selective. It has an acceptance rate of 6.17% for the class of 2025. The Princeton Review ranked this university sixth for having Happiest Student and third in Quality of Life. It is also home to several longstanding celebrations and traditions and has a loyal alumni network. 

At Dartmouth College, there are more than 200 student clubs and organizations which cover a wide range of interests. Notable student groups include Dartmouth Outing Club (the nation's oldest and largest collegiate outdoors club) and Big Green Bus (the campus's most senior Cappella group). The Dartmouth Review is arguably the oldest university newspaper in the country. Founded in 1799, "The Dartmouth" describes itself as the oldest college newspaper in America.

Approximately 20% of Dartmouth's students participate in a varsity sport, and around 80% of students participate in some form of intramural, club, varsity or other athletics. Athletics teams of universities participate in the NCAA Division I eight-member Ivy League conference. Some teams also participate in the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference). In addition to the common American Team sports (basketball, football, ice hockey, and baseball), the university competes at the varsity level in several other sports, including field and track, squash, softball, tennis, sailing, soccer, rowing, lacrosse, and skiing.


All undergraduate students at Dartmouth College are placed in one of six residential communities, including East Wheelock House, Allen House, School House, North Park House, West House, and South House. There are also independent living-learning communities alongside all housing options.


Following are the global rankings of Dartmouth College.

  • By QS World Ranking, Dartmouth College ranks 205.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Dartmouth College ranks 123.
  • US News and World Report rank Dartmouth College at 261.


Dartmouth College 
Hanover, NH 03755, United States

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