Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. It 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.
Dartmouth is home to about 4,200 undergraduates in the liberal arts and 1,900 graduate students in more than 25 advanced degree programs in the Arts & Sciences and at Dartmouth’s professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, the nation’s fourth-oldest medical school, Thayer School of Engineering, one of the nation’s first professional schools of engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, the world’s first graduate school of management. It is also the first school in the world to offer a graduate degree in health care delivery science.
Ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching for the last four consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “research university with very high research activity,” Dartmouth combines elite academics with thriving research and scholarship.
Nearly 25 percent of students participate in intercollegiate athletics. Dartmouth offers 35 intercollegiate varsity sports (18 women’s, 16 men’s, one coed) at the NCAA Division I level, and 35 club sports. Including intramural sports, more than three-quarters of Dartmouth undergraduates participate in some form of athletics.
Creativity is at the heart of a Dartmouth education. The thriving campus arts district unites the Hopkins Center for the Arts, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Black Family Visual Arts Center. One of the nation’s foremost campus-based arts centers, the “Hop” annually presents a broad array of world-class music, dance, theater, and film programs, as well as more than 100 performances, including those by students.
The extensive print and digital collections of Dartmouth’s libraries serve as vital extensions of the campus’s teaching and research facilities. With subject-specific guidance and support from Dartmouth's librarians, intellectual curiosity is rewarded here.
Dartmouth is located at picturesque 269-acre campus on the banks of the Connecticut River, which divides New Hampshire and Vermont. The College’s natural beauty was not lost on President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who visited in 1953 and remarked, “This is what a college should look like.”
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