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Want the scoop on Dartmouth College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Dartmouth offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dartmouth College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Dartmouth College was awarded 118 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Dartmouth is ranked #15 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Dartmouth also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in New Hampshire ranking.

See all of the rankings for Dartmouth College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Dartmouth?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Dartmouth since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 10%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to Dartmouth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 770. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 710 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 720 to 790 )
Dartmouth received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 30 to 34 )

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Dartmouth College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dartmouth is an impressive 7 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dartmouth College is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dartmouth College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 96% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dartmouth College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Dartmouth the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 86%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  86 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dartmouth College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Dartmouth

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,410 undergraduates at Dartmouth with 4,360 being full-time and 50 being part-time.

Dartmouth Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 99.86 out of 100, Dartmouth is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.86 out of 100
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How Much Does Dartmouth College Cost?

The overall average net price of Dartmouth is $31,449. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dartmouth

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,837 $4,351 $11,627 $16,908 $49,125

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dartmouth, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Dartmouth, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $6,195 a year. That adds up to $24,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dartmouth is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Dartmouth Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $75,500 in their early years. That's great news for Dartmouth students since it is 90% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Dartmouth College make the most money.

Location of Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hanover, New Hampshire. Hanover is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Dartmouth College

Contact details for Dartmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3529
Phone: 603-646-1110

Dartmouth College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 60 majors graduated from Dartmouth College. Of these students, 1,249 received undergraduate degrees and 865 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 172 $84,200
Political Science & Government 170 $59,900
Engineering Science 109 $74,900
Computer Science 87 $100,500
Child Development & Psychology 61 NA
History 54 $46,400
General Biology 54 $42,600
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 46 $42,200
Anthropology 44 NA
Mathematics 43 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dartmouth College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dartmouth

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 140 students took at least one online class at Dartmouth College. This is a decrease from the 143 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 140 0
2016-2017 143 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Dartmouth College.

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