Dartmouth College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: New Hampshire


As the smallest of the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth provides the curricular breadth of its larger rivals with a feeling more like a liberal arts college. Dartmouth's picturesque 269-acre campus is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, a town of 11,000. Dartmouth's strong programs in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dartmouth leads the Ivy League for the percentage of students who study abroad. The college has 48 off-campus programs in over 20 countries. Dartmouth students are also active in athletics -- 75% of students participate in athletics of some sort. If visiting campus, be sure to check out the Hood Museum of Art, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the impressive Orozco mural in Baker Library.
Explore the Campus: Dartmouth College Photo Tour

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5848
Total Grad Students: 1600
Undergraduate Students: 4248
Faculty: 797

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Hanover New Hampshire 3755

Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 603-646-1110

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ellen Parish
Senior Associate Director of Transfer Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions
(603) 646-2875

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Becky Munsterer
Senior Associate Director of International Recruitments, Undergraduate Admissions
(603) 646-2875

Athletics Contact:
Harry Sheehy
Director of Athletics & Recreation, Athletic Department
(603) 646-2465

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? Yes

High School Transcript Required? Yes

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Dartmouth reviews the academic record of each transfer applicant closely, looking at the courses taken, the grades received and the trend in performance over time. Most admitted students have a grade point average higher than 3.7.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a B or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students may receive anywhere between 9 and a maximum of 17 credits. You must earn 18 credits in residence at Dartmouth to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
All applicants must submit SAT (w/ Writing) or ACT (w/ Writing), as well as 2 SAT Subject Tests scores from different subjects.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Dartmouth requires transfer applicants to submit written evaluations from 2 of your instructors in college. The College Official's report must completed by a dean or other college official with access to your disciplinary record and academic record.

Essay(s) required:
The Transfer Application Personal Statement provides you with an opportunity to outline your reasons for seeking to transfer and the objectives that you hope to achieve by changing schools.

Application Fee:
There is an $85 nonrefundable application fee. If payment of the application fee would cause unusual financial hardship for you or your family, you may be eligible for a waiver of the application fee.

Other Requirements:
We accept additional materials, providing they supplement your application with NEW information. We want to make sure we have as complete a candidacy for each applicant, but don't want to weigh down your file with information that isn't necessary.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 34
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 670 780
Math 690 790
Writing 690 790

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 861

Transfers Accepted: 28

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 3%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 12%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -9%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011


Books: 1851

Other Expenses: 1422

Room and Board: 12369

Tuition and Fees: 42996

Total Cost: 58638

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The cost of an education should not be a deterrent. Financial aid in the form of a grant, scholarship, loan, or employment is available on the basis of need. DC guarantees to meet 100% of each student's demonstrated need for ones whole undergraduate study.

CSS/Profile Used? Yes

Own Financial Aid Form? No

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4461

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 66%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 48%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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