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Dartmouth College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 61 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ivy Group

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $97,697)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,458)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 150 164 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 112 - - -
Golf 8 11 - Yes
Ice Hockey 28 22 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 36 31 Yes -
Rowing 55 54 - -
Skiing 29 27 - -
Soccer 27 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Squash 15 15 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 30 - Yes
Tennis 15 12 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 5.8%
Non-resident alien 13.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 50.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 12
Liquor Law Violation 84
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Big Green!
  • 5
  • Dorm life at Dartmouth is like no other. The rooms are huge! Most Freshman end up in two room doubles, that is, they have two seperate rooms and one roommate!…

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  • '16 from ME
  • 5
  • I live in McCulloch, which is a dorm in the East Wheelock cluster. It's the newest, nicest building in the newest, nicest cluster, and I love the whole building. There…

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  • Puja from Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
  • Our UGA (undergraduate advisers/floor advisers) hold weekly meetings for us and discuss a whole lot of things with us. Though not everyone always shows up, the UGAs really try to…

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  • Student @ the College on the Hill
  • 3
  • There are tradeoffs and often large disparities between clusters. Some clusters are extremely new (McLaughlin) and as a result gorgeous and rather spacious. Others have been around for a while…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Sarah from Newark, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Our dining choices may be limited but it has everything and of high quality. I was surprised to go to the so-called best dining hall at MIT only to find something similar to our regular dining hall.

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  • 2
  • Puja from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food from the dining halls get tiring REALLY quickly. Soon enough you'll know all the items they serve and when they'll serve them. Most of the time they're tasteless, or they'll smell great but actually suck.

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  • 3
  • Student @ the College on the Hill
  • I am a current student here

    You have three major food centers on campus, the Hop, FoCo, and Collis. Each have a different style and feel -- FoCo is a buffet while the Hop and Collis are cafe-style -- but all serve decent food and are good hangout places as well.King Arthur Flour is also excellent for drinks, sandwiches and pastries but unfortunately a little pricey as well.

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  • 3
  • '16 from ME
  • I am a current student here

    There are three major dining facilities at Dartmouth: 53 Commons, The Hop, and Collis. 53 Commons is all-you-can-eat, and it does a good job to incorporate foods of different ethnicities and offer vegetarian and kosher options. However, like at any university, the dining options get old, and there is not much to diversify with in the small town of Hanover. Food at the Hop and Collis is individually priced, and generally rather expensive.

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  • 5
  • Garrett
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is amazing, with many different meals being prepared daily.

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  • 3
  • Nathan from Hanover, New Hampshire
  • I am a current student here

    The meal plan, quite honestly, is terrible as there is no flexibility for your eating. Freshman are forced to stay in the 20 meal plan, and since not a lot of people eat breakfast the 20 meal plan can be a disadvantage.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from Newark, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The large majority of the school participates, so much so that even if you don't, you will be invited to all the parties, not that you even need an invitation. Our school has the most open greek life system precisely because so many people participate.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from PA
  • I am a current student here

    Big deal. 70% of eligible students participate. It's an open system, though, so anyone can go into most any house event.

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  • 0
  • Student @ the College on the Hill
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life basically dominates the social scene on campus, since there's not much in the form of usual city distractions. Recently they've made and are making some major changes to the Greek system but so far it's been pretty open as far as parties go so that's another reason for the continued popularity for the night life scene.

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  • 0
  • Victor from Katy, TX
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life dominates the schools social scene. So if you are against greek life you might want to reconsider applying to Dartmouth.

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  • 0
  • Nathan from Hanover, New Hampshire
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek life is huge over here. A great majority of Dartmouth students join the Greek life, and pretty much Dartmouth has the stereotypical frat life image. Students can join starting sophomore year.

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  • 0
  • DaVeon from Hanover, NH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a stable in the social scene at Dartmouth. However, there are alternatives. Don't feel pressured to go greek if you don't want to. Although greek organization do a lot of campus, you don't have to go greek to be involved on campus. People usually rush their sophomore years, since freshman rushing is prohibited.

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  • 0
  • Big Green!
  • I am a current student here

    You can't join a sorority or frat until you're a sophomore. This ensures that you make other friends the normal way instead of being forced to talk to 50 upperclassmen in your first couple weeks of school. Almost all parties are open. 40% of the student body goes Greek.

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  • 0
  • Calandra from Grand Rapids, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Dartmouth has been highlighted by the media as of late for hazing and other negative reasons, but Dartmouth's greek life is something that's very hard to explain. Needless to say, it's very active with over 30 fraternities and sororities. Those organizations are very welcoming to new members and often highlight the most positive memories for those involved. If greek life isn't for you, it will not damage your Dartmouth experience at all.

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