Dartmouth College: Narrative Description

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Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: (603)646-1110; Admissions: (603)646-2875; Fax: (603)646-1216; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.dartmouth.edu/

Description: Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1769. Setting: 265-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.2 billion. Research spending 2002-03: $129.9 million. Total enrollment: 5,683. Faculty: 590 (477 full-time, 113 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 11,855 applied, 18% were admitted. 84% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top half. Full-time: 4,039 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 59 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 64 other countries, 97% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 0% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 97% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies; biological/life sciences; English; psychology. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Twelve College Exchange Program, University of California, San Diego, McGill University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Stanford University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, peer evaluation, SAT I or ACT, SAT II: Subject Tests. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/10, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $70. Comprehensive fee: $37,995 includes full-time tuition ($28,965), mandatory fees ($291), and college room and board ($8739). College room only: $5175.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, coed fraternities; 50% of eligible men and 48% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Outing Club, intramural sports, community service, performing arts organizations. Major annual events: Dartmouth Night/Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Green Key Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Baker-Berry Library plus 10 others with 5 million books, 2.6 million microform titles, 20,834 serials, 727,233 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The northern New England surroundings and the small town pleasantness of Hanover are very much a part of undergraduate life. Located in the central western part of New Hampshire, Hanover is bordered by the Connecticut River dividing New Hampshire and Vermont. The rural location provides unsurpassed facilities and opportunities for all forms of outdoor recreation. Hanover provides convenient student shopping facilities, and is easily accessible to all major transportation centers in New England and New York by interstate highway, bus and commuter airline service. Boston, two hours away by car, is the nearest large metropolitan area.

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