A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth is a liberal arts college with three leading professional schools -- Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. Dartmouth also awards degrees through the doctorate in 17 Arts and Sciences graduate programs and the professional schools.
Located in Hanover, NH, the campus is two hours Northwest of Boston on 269 acres.
Dartmouth College enrolls approximately 4,100 undergraduates in the liberal arts and 1,700 graduate students.
For the Class of 2013, there were 18,132 applications and 1,094 students enrolled. Students come from across the United States and around the world.
Undergraduate tuition for 2010-11 is $39,978; total tuition, room and board and fees are $52,275.
Dartmouth's operating expenses for fiscal 2009 were $735 million.
In 2009, Dartmouth had 607 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 995 faculty overall.
The school laid off 38 non-faculty members in February 2010.
The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister from Connecticut, founded Dartmouth College in 1769. He had earlier established Moor's Charity School in Lebanon, CT, principally for the education of Native Americans. In seeking to expand his school into a college, Wheelock relocated his educational enterprise to Hanover, in the Royal Province of New Hampshire. The move from Connecticut followed a lengthy and sometimes frustrating effort to find resources and secure a charter. Samson Occom, a Mohegan Indian and one of Wheelock's first students, was instrumental in raising substantial funds for the College.
The Royal Governor of New Hampshire, John Wentworth, provided the land upon which Dartmouth would be built and on December 13, 1769, conveyed the charter from King George III establishing the College. That charter created a college "for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land ... and also of English Youth and any others." Named for William Legge, the Second Earl of Dartmouth -- an important supporter of Eleazar Wheelock's efforts -- Dartmouth is the nation's ninth oldest college and the last institution of higher learning established under Colonial rule.
The Dartmouth Medical School is the nation's fourth oldest medical school and founded in 1797; the nation's first professional school of engineering: the Thayer School of Engineering, founded in 1867; and the first graduate school of management in the world: the Tuck School of Business, established in 1900.
At Dartmouth, you have the opportunity to make the health and retirement plan choices that are right for you. The College offers three different health plan choices covering medical needs ranging from catastrophic expenses to preventive and routine care. You can elect the Indemnity plan; Preferred Blue, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan; or Blue Choice (POS), a Point of Service managed care plan. All plans are administered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire. Same-sex domestic partners of benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for medical plan coverage and other benefits.
Some of the many programs available at the College include dental and vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and fitness reimbursement.
In addition to paid time off, including eight holidays, the College offers an extended Winter Break between Christmas and New Year’s Day. All regular staff are eligible for these paid "break days."