DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY

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DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY

| University History

Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Wheelock originally intended to name the college Wentworth, but the Governor persuaded him to designate it Dartmouth, to gain England's favor.

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| University Information

Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, offers a wide range of student activities. Nearly 25 percent of students participate in Dartmouth's NCAA Division I varsity sports. More than 90 percent of students live in on-campus housing, which includes residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses, college-approved coeds and undergraduate societies. Approximately 60 percent of students are members of Greek organizations, which serve as the hubs of social life at Dartmouth. The Outing Club – the oldest and largest collegiate outing club in the country – is the most popular student organization at Dartmouth, offering outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals and courses. Dartmouth is also the birthplace of the programming language BASIC. Distinguished Dartmouth alumni include Theodor Geisel (well known as Dr. Seuss), creator of the television show "Grey's Anatomy" Shonda Rhimes and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. The classic comedy film "Animal House" is loosely based on a series of stories from a fraternity at Dartmouth.

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| Admissions

The admissions rate for Dartmouth is 11%, which is very competitive. Popular majors include economics, political science and political science, and computer science. Dartmouth College's ranked 12 among National Universities in 2019 Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $55,035 (2018-19).