Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College is the smallest member of the Ivy League – and arguably the one with
the most intimate social and geographic setting. Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire,
a small town near New Hampshire's border with Vermont. Prospective students from warmer
climates should note that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering
Laboratory is nearby. That gives an idea of what the winters are like – but also of
the remarkable intellectual capital to be found in the area. In fact, observers say
that Dartmouth's small size and the geographical proximity of its programs are two of the reasons
why an unusual amount of cross-disciplinary and groundbreaking work is done there.
Dartmouth College was founded as an undergraduate institution and continues to exercise a commitment
to undergrad education. It is also an outstanding research university, and has highly regarded
schools of business, medicine, and engineering as well as graduate programs in the arts and
sciences. In the college's own words, Dartmouth's mission
is to "instill a love of learning and discovery in every member of its community." Dartmouth
strives to make its educational experience available to all qualified students, assessing
applicants on a 'need blind' basis that considers their abilities without regard to their financial
resources. Dartmouth has a unique academic calendar,
the 'D Plan,' which divides the year into four terms of equal length. This means that
students have exceptional flexibility in planning their schedules, and can seek off-campus experiences
(such as internships and research) at any time of the year. This may be one reason why
Dartmouth has the highest rate of participation in study-abroad programs of any Ivy League
institution, with about 60% of any senior class having spent at least one quarter outside
the US. Dartmouth offers a remarkably rich social
and cultural life as well. Dartmouth students can take part in any of over 200 organizations
and activities. Those with musical inclinations can participate in highly regarded choirs,
glee clubs, and ensembles. Students with an artistic bent can enjoy the resources of an
outstanding art museum and center for performing arts, and those who enjoy sports can get involved
in activities ranging from an NCAA Division 1 football team to the mountaineering club.
In fact, Dartmouth is considered to have one of the best college varsity sports programs
in the country – more evidence that the school does not let its relatively small scale
or remote location keep it from providing its students with the best possible resources
for intellectual and personal growth. Are you seeking admission to a stretch school
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