History, Affiliations and Rankings
Dartmouth, founded in 1769 by Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, is the country's ninth-oldest institution. It is a private, 4-year, coeducational undergraduate institution in the Ivy League with graduate schools of Business, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as 16 graduate programmes in the Arts and Sciences. The college is affiliated with the University of the Arctic, Matariki Network of Universities, 568 Group, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), University Press of New England (UPNE), Association of American Universities (AAU) and Space-Grant. According to the ranking list released by the Times Higher Education, Dartmouth College is ranked at #99th World University Rankings 2022, at #13th in the US College Rankings 2022 and between #151-175th in the World Reputation Rankings 2021. The University is positioned at #191 (tie) in the QS World University Ranking, at #66 in the QS WUR Ranking by subject and between #161-170 in the category of Graduate Employability.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Dartmouth's 269-acre (109-hectares) main campus is located in the rural Upper Valley region of New England, on a terrace above the Connecticut River. The university operates on a quarter system, with four ten-week academic sessions running year-round. Dartmouth is renowned for its undergraduate intake, significant Greek culture, and long-standing campus traditions. The college offers various undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Graduate programs are offered by the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies along with professional programs at the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, and joint- and dual-degree programs between the schools.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Dartmouth College was the first national research university to award more bachelor's degrees in engineering to women than men. In 2018, the race car design competition was awarded one of the most coveted prizes in engineering education, the ABET Innovation Award. Each year the farm grows more than 2000 pounds of diverse, fresh, tasty, organic produce, adding to the success of Dartmouth's Organic Farm. Thayer’s Fossum of the College won the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his invention of the CMOS image sensor, which revolutionised digital imaging. College and its alumni have a long record of accomplishments. Some of the notable alumni are Dr Seuss, an American author, Mindy Kaling, an American actress and Daniel Webster, a former United States Secretary of State.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The college has a total enrollment of 6,444 students, out of which 977 are international students. There are 32% PG students and 68% UG students in the community. It has a total faculty of 836, out of which 806 are domestic members and the rest are international staff. The College has a Student Employment Department which helps students gain practical employment experience and develop transferable skills, build a stronger connection to the campus and community, learn from mentors and role models, develop time management and organisational skills, grow a professional network and cultivate potential future references and earn income to help with educational and living expenses.