Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Dartmouth College Ranked?

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2022 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 1,754 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geology and earth sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Dartmouth as #6 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! This is an improvement over the previous year, when Dartmouth held the #15 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

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

With an acceptance rate of 9%, 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 57% 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 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Dartmouth College  ( 32 to 35 )

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.

Dartmouth College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Dartmouth is $33,574. 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 +
$12,052 $4,830 $9,044 $14,238 $51,782

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 41% of students took out student loans averaging $5,960 a year. That adds up to $23,840 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dartmouth is 1.0%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Dartmouth make around $75,500 per year during the early years of their employment. 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 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
Phone: 603-646-1110
Website: www.dartmouth.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dartmouth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dartmouth

Dartmouth College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 61 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 166 $85,538
Political Science & Government 129 $63,563
Engineering Science 103 $81,702
Computer Science 99 $117,572
Child Development & Psychology 63 NA
General Biology 53 $37,928
Anthropology 53 $40,737
History 50 $48,432
Mathematics 46 $105,990
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 43 $40,312

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 2019-2020, 5,374 students took at least one online class at Dartmouth College. This is an increase from the 155 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,374 3,582
2018-2019 155 0
2017-2018 140 0
2016-2017 143 0
2015-2016 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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