The smallest of the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth College is the ninth-oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. The admissions process is highly competitive, given the rating of “most selective.” It ranks highly on several lists, including #12 in Private Colleges by Forbes and #11 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Dartmouth is said to have “very high research activity” and practices need-blind admissions.
Dartmouth Creates a welcoming atmosphere during orientation and then, unlike other schools, mantains it. Administration is approachable due to the small size. The students are accepting and encouraging of one another.
I'm so happy to be at Dartmouth. It wasn't my first choice school, but I can't imagine a better place for me now that I'm there. Dartmouth people are some of the least pretentious and yet most talented people in the country, and they constantly amaze me and push me to amaze myself.