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Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire and founded in 1769, is the nation's ninth oldest college and a member of the Ivy League. It is a private, coeducational institution offering liberal arts undergraduate education and graduate education in the arts and sciences, medicine, business administration and engineering.

Dartmouth is renowned for its dedication to providing undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and for fostering a love of learning and discovery in every member of its community.

  • Approximately 5,500 students attend Dartmouth, including 4,300 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students.
  • Students come to Dartmouth from all 50 states and around the world.
  • Dartmouth admits students without regard to need, commits to fund the full education of all admitted students with demonstrated financial need and has recently greatly enhanced its financial aid program. For the academic year 2000-2001, Dartmouth anticipates awarding nearly $30 million in undergraduate scholarship aid.
  • Dartmouth is renowned for the quality of its teaching. Undergraduates and graduate students alike enjoy small classes, close access to faculty members, and superlative facilities on a campus known for the beauty of its architecture and of the surrounding environment.
  • Dartmouth ranks 2nd in the nation in the percentage of undergraduates pursuing study abroad programs.
  • Since 1991, every undergraduate has owned a personal computer. Dormitory rooms, classrooms and administrative buildings are all wired to an expensive campus network of more than 12,000 personal computers and workstations. Dartmouth's 13th President, the late John Chimney, authored the BASIC computer language with his colleague, Thomas Kurt.
  • The Dartmouth Medical School, founded in 1797, is the nation's fourth-oldest medical school.
  • The Thayer School of Engineering, founded in 1867, was the nation's first professional engineering school.
  • The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, founded in 1900, was the first graduate school of business administration in the world, and is currently celebrating its centennial year.
  • Dartmouth offers graduate degrees in some 16 fields, including biochemistry, biological sciences, computer science, mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry.