Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Get to know Dartmouth College

School Profile

College Town campus setting

4,556 undergraduate students

2,205 graduate students

1,228 first-year students

Students hail from 50 U.S. states and 64 countries


6.2% of applicants admitted to Class of 2025

95% students in top 10% of HS class in Class of 2025

SAT EBRW Middle 50%: 710-770

SAT M Middle 50%: 730-790

ACT Middle 50%: 32-35


70 majors and minors, 11 interdisciplinary programs, and opportunities to self-design majors

Student-to-faculty ratio 7:1

Most classes have 20 or fewer students

Introduction to Dartmouth College

Dartmouth is a unique fusion of a renowned liberal arts college and leading research university where students and faculty partner to take on the world's greatest challenges. 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.

At Dartmouth, you'll have access to scholars who love to teach, faculty who are leaders in their fields, and devoted teachers and mentors. Consistently recognized for faculty at the forefront of their fields who also work closely with undergraduates--both in the classroom and through independent study and research--Dartmouth offers you a rare opportunity to pursue your studies as far as your aspirations can take them. The liberal arts are at Dartmouth's core. Regardless of major, Dartmouth encourages all students to explore the social sciences, natural sciences, arts, humanities and more. Dartmouth's liberal arts program is built to prepare you for the rapid pace, complexity, and global interconnectivity of our times. 

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.

More than half of Dartmouth undergraduates take advantage of at least one off-campus study experience before graduation. Choose from over 75 Dartmouth-sponsored programs that range from Linguistics in New Zealand to Environmental Studies in South Africa. Also, your financial aid travels with you if you study abroad through a Dartmouth program. 

QuestBridge Scholars are supported at Dartmouth through the First-Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP), QuestBridge Scholars Network (QSN), and Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL). 

Explore Dartmouth College through photos

Join our mailing list

Are you a current high school student interested in QuestBridge programs? Sign up to be notified when you become eligible to apply! If you are not a high school student, sign up for updates here.