Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is a private university located in Hanover, New Hampshire. It is one of the top 60 universities in the world. There are around 6,000 students studying in the 56 majors offered by the college’s departments. Dartmouth College is best reputed for the following fields of study: economics, government, history, English, biology, engineering sciences, and psychological and brain sciences. The proportion of undergraduate male students to female students is about the same. The graduate female students make up about seven ninth of the total population.
Dartmouth College offers undergraduate, graduate, professional, interdisciplinary, dual-major, and online degree programs in four schools: Graduate Arts & Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business. There are various undergraduate programs while the graduate programs concentrate on the arts and sciences, medicine, engineering, and business.
Student life is colorful in Dartmouth with its wide choices of organizations, clubs, and facilities, not to mention 34 varsity sports teams. There are also some residential halls for on-campus living. As stated at the university’s website, the total cost for the academic year 2009-2010 is around $50,000 for undergraduate students. This includes the tuition, room, board, and other fees. The total cost may differ based on the school attended. Although the tuition fee is expensive, the university offers financial aid. Students from low-income families (> $75,000) can obtain tuition-free status.
Prospective students wanting to enter the university need to prepare thoroughly since Dartmouth is one of the toughest universities to attend in the United States. For more information on applying, requirements, majors, course offerings, and student life, visit Dartmouth College’s website.