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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate6%
Acceptance Rate6%

About Dartmouth

Dartmouth College Overview

Dartmouth College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth was founded in 1769 and the school currently enrolls around 6,761 students per year, including 4,556 undergrads. Dartmouth ensures on-campus housing for up to 3,733 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 3. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Dartmouth by April 1.

Student Activities at Dartmouth

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Dartmouth students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Dartmouth has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Dartmouth has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Dartmouth on the Student Life page.

2022 Dartmouth Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 6%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 25%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%
Tuition $60,687
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $64,588

Is Dartmouth a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Dartmouth offers and if it might be the right college for you.

Dartmouth Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Dartmouth. The university admitted 6% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, just 1,750 out of the 28,356 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dartmouth

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 98% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Dartmouthreturn for their sophomore year. Around 93% of students who started at Dartmouth earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Dartmouth Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Dartmouth directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Dartmouth College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Dartmouth's endowment was valued at $8.5 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $28,821 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Dartmouth

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Dartmouth meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $64,588 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,217 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Dartmouth.

Based on this information, is Dartmouth the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Dartmouth a good school for you?

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Where is Dartmouth?

Dartmouth is located in the small town setting of Hanover, New Hampshire.

If you would like to see Dartmouth for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Hanover, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lebanon Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Dartmouth and Hanover are like without leaving home.

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College Info

6016 McNutt Hall Hanover, NH 03755

Campus Setting: Small Town

Dartmouth Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 3

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dartmouth is Jan 3.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dartmouth is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Dartmouth ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

35 and Above


33 to 35


33 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dartmouth is 34. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Dartmouth. Students with an ACT score that falls between 33 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 33 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dartmouth SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1480 - 1560


Math SAT Range

750 - 800


Reading SAT Range

720 - 770

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1560 and Above


1480 to 1560


1480 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dartmouth students is 1506. Applicants with SAT scores of 1560 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dartmouth, while applicants with SAT scores between 1480 to 1560 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1480 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Dartmouth is like? There are approximately 6,761 students enrolled at Dartmouth, including 4,556 undergraduate students and 2,205 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 3% percent are from NH and 97% percent of students are from other states.


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