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.
I loved the welcoming atmosphere from the moment I stepped on campus, which I noticed during an admissions tour and certainly holds true. Be prepared for the fast pace of a ten-week term since Dartmouth uses the quarter system instead of semesters, but it gives students more flexibility to pursue multiple study abroad, internship and leave-term options over their student careers. Dartmouth students are very involved in extracurriculars, perhaps even over-committed, and Greek life is a big deal here.
Sarah from PA
Dartmouth College has a large campus that is great for all students - 5 stars on location/campus. It's medical department is WONDERFUL, and it even runs its own hospital, which has doctors from all around the world, including ones that have graduated from Dartmouth (5 stars for employment opportunities)!!!! Also, it has a great department for medical studies, which is great for those looking for a degree in those fields (5 stars)!