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Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its four leading graduate schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced StudiesThayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
Mission: Dartmouth College educates the most promising students and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge.
Read Dartmouth's full Mission, Core Values, and Legacy statement, adopted in May 2007.
The Basics:
Founded: 1769
Type: Four-year private liberal arts
AffiliationIvy League
Students: Approximately 4,400 undergraduate, 2,100 graduate
Divisions: Undergraduate College with more than 50 departments and programs; graduate schools of Arts and Sciences, medicine, engineering, and business
MottoVox clamantis in deserto ("a voice crying out in the wilderness")
Color: Dartmouth Green
NicknameBig Green
Academic calendarYear-round, four-term
Enrollment, Admissions, Financial Aid
Enrollment (Fall 2018)
Undergraduate: 4,417
Graduate/professional: 2,154
Total enrollment head count: 6,571
Undergraduate Admissions
For the Class of 2022:
22,033 applications
1,169 students enrolled
Admission to Dartmouth is need-blind for all U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., undocumented students in the U.S., and persons granted a refugee visa by the U.S. government.
Financial Aid
Undergraduate financial aid expenditures, FY 2019: $105.7 million
Average three-term scholarship: approximately $50,800
About 48 percent of undergraduates receive aid from Dartmouth
Tuition and fees, 2019-2020
Undergraduate: tuition $55,605; room, board, and mandatory fees $17,973; total $76,623
Geisel School of Medicine: $65,566
Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies: $55,605
Thayer School of Engineering: $55,605
Tuck School of Business: $75,108
In addition, we are offering a robust menu of virtual opportunities for you and/or your students: