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Dartmouth College Data & Information Overview

475 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
6% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Dartmouth College Ranked?

#25 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in NH
Engineering Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 475 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Dartmouth is ranked #25 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Dartmouth is also ranked #1 out of 17 schools in New Hampshire.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dartmouth?

6% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
47% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Dartmouth College has a very low acceptance rate of 6%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Dartmouth just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 47% 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 730 and 790.

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

SAT Math Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 730 to 790 )
Dartmouth received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 33 to 35 )

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Dartmouth College Faculty

7 to 1 Student to Faculty
83% Full Time Teachers

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 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dartmouth College

98% Freshmen Retention
87% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 98% 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  98 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 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100

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

Dartmouth College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,169 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
48.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,170 undergraduates at Dartmouth with 4,169 being full-time and 1 being part-time.

How Much Does Dartmouth College Cost?

$32,410 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$25,780 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Dartmouth is $32,410. 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 +

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 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,445 a year. That adds up to $25,780 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dartmouth is 1.3%. 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?

$91,627 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
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 $91,627 in their early years. This is good news for future Dartmouth graduates since it is 116% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Dartmouth College make the most money.

Location of Dartmouth College

New Hampshire State
4,169 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Dartmouth College is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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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Contact details for Dartmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address:207 Parkhurst Hall, Hanover, NH 03755-3529

Dartmouth College Majors

61 Majors With Completions
1,384 Undergraduate Degrees
856 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 majors graduated from Dartmouth College. Of these students, 1,384 received undergraduate degrees and 856 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 MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Political Science & Government168$57,095
Computer Science109$111,259
Engineering Science93$76,341
General Biology82$36,770
General English Literature59$39,770
Child Development & Psychology54NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences52$37,949
Other Statistics50NA

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

Online Learning at Dartmouth

2% Take At Least One Class Online

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 2020-2021, 144 students took at least one online class at Dartmouth College. This is a decrease from the 5,374 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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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.


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