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Get the facts about Dartmouth College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Dartmouth College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Dartmouth College was awarded 96 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Dartmouth as #15 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation!

Out of the 12 colleges in New Hampshire, Dartmouth is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for Dartmouth College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Dartmouth?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 10%, Dartmouth is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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 )

Learn more about Dartmouth College admissions.

Dartmouth College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Dartmouth it is much better at 7 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

Dartmouth College has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Dartmouth for first-time, full-time students is 86%, which is better than 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 4,459 undergraduates at Dartmouth with 4,401 being full-time and 58 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth make about $75,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Dartmouth graduates 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 located in Hanover, New Hampshire. The surrounding location of Hanover is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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