Dartmouth is on a 269-acre campus in the small town setting of Hanover, New Hampshire.
There are many activities and organizations for Dartmouth students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Dartmouth has fraternities and sororities.
Dartmouth has the Dartmouth Student Assembly. In fact, more students participate in the Dartmouth Student Assembly than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Dartmouth include Dartmouth Outing Club, Collis After Dark, Green Key Society and GLOS - Greek Letter Organizations and Societies.
Dartmouth students' favorite campus events are Dartmouth Night/Homecoming, Winter Carnival and Green Key Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at Dartmouth.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||84%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,733|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||3,795|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||16%|
Dartmouth offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Dartmouth students live on campus. In 2022, 84% of undergrads at Dartmouth lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 16% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dartmouth. There are 3,733 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,556 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,795 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Dartmouth offers coed housing.
At Dartmouth there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dartmouth:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Sailing||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Squash||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Badminton||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Dartmouth College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Dartmouth campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Dartmouth offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Dartmouth, take Interstate 91 to Hanover, NH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lebanon Regional airport.
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