Dartmouth College

Is Dartmouth a Good School for the Money?

Dartmouth College Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if Dartmouth is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Within New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a Great Quality for a Fair Price.

Average New Hampshire Value
#1 New Hampshire Quality

Dartmouth College is ranked #1 out of #12 in New Hampshire for quality and #6 out of #11 for New Hampshire value.

This makes it a great quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 11
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  45.45 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Dartmouth financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 1% National Quality

Dartmouth College is ranked #640 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Dartmouth College provides the kind of quality education we anticipated when compared to other colleges at the same price point. Based on this information we believe it is priced fairly for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  640 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  56.52 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Rice University $184,112 B
Amherst College $190,634 B
Yale University $203,007 B-
University of Notre Dame $207,917 B-
Dartmouth College $216,514 C+
Johns Hopkins University $219,284 C
Cornell University $226,550 C
Harvey Mudd College $228,917 C
Northwestern University $229,008 C
University of Chicago $230,859 C
Brown University $239,582 C

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $216,514 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth will cost you about $216,514. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $52,552 and a typical 4.12 years to graduate.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $52,552
Average Years to Graduate 4.12
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $216,514

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Dartmouth cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$131,704 In-State With Aid
$316,078 Avg Cost No Aid
4.12 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Dartmouth value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $316,078 #715 C
All Students $216,514 #640 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $131,704 #139 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $316,078 #6 C
All Students $216,514 #6 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $131,704 #2 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of New Hampshire.

About 58% of Dartmouth students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Dartmouth financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Dartmouth cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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