Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Located in a beautiful environment in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Low student-teacher ratio and small class sizes


  • Most selective
  • Very expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Dartmouth College is one of the oldest, most respected academic institutions in the United States, located near the White Mountains in New Hampshire, providing quality liberal arts education through small classes and a dedicated faculty.


Dartmouth is most selective, with a 10 percent admission rate in 2012. Nearly all students that are accepted are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.

The school accepts the Common Application, and encourages applicants to take the most challenging courses available to...  

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