Dartmouth students and faculty share an adventuresome spirit, embracing opportunities and challenges with curiosity, courage, and tenacity. With the support of their classmates and professors, Dartmouth students can redefine their comfort zones to achieve beyond their expectations. For some, this means engaging in a political debate that spills out of class and into a nearby café. For others, it means traveling to Greenland to take ice samples from a 50,000 year-old glacier. At Dartmouth, learning is an adventure.
With a profound sense of place, Dartmouth’s setting encompasses extraordinary natural beauty that fosters a close-knit community, deep academic engagement, and lifelong bonds. Surrounded by the White Mountains to the east, the Green Mountains to the west, and sitting on the banks of the Connecticut River, Hanover, New Hampshire is the quintessential New England college town. At Dartmouth, students find a college rich in tradition and history, with all of life’s essentials within easy walking distance.
As a base camp to the world, Dartmouth offers an intimate and inclusive community that serves as a hub for intellectual and personal growth and a launch pad for global studies and cultural immersion. Dartmouth leads the Ivies in study abroad participation and ranks in the top ten among national universities for the number of students who complete internships. Dartmouth students and alumni can be found studying, working, and engaging in research in over 150 countries on all seven continents. Dartmouth’s reach is truly global.
Fun Fact: On the first snowfall of each winter term, there is a school-wide snowball fight at midnight to celebrate.