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Slideshow: Dartmouth College

In August 2014, we made a campus visit to Dartmouth College. Here are a few of the images that made our trip to Hanover memorable.

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Campus Visit: Dartmouth College

Overview:

Nestled into the Upper Valley that straddles Vermont and New Hampshire, Dartmouth sits alongside the Connecticut River in the picturesque town of Hanover, NH.  Founded in 1769 to educate Native Americans, Dartmouth is now one of the eight schools that make up the prestigious Ivy League.  Unlike Columbia, Harvard and Penn which each have over 20,000 students, the school has just over 6000 students, about 4200 of them undergraduates.  Its

Dartmouth -- Source: www.dartmouth.edu
Dartmouth — Source: www.dartmouth.edu

location in Hanover marks another distinct difference from its Ivy League brethren, most of which are located in larger, urban areas.  Hanover, with just over 11,000 permanent residents, reminds one of the quintessential small New England town, and it is physically connected to Dartmouth by its Main Street which runs along the Dartmouth Green and through the heart of campus.

Dartmouth is home to three graduate schools:  the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business and the Geisel School of Medicine (named after Theodore Geisel, better know as Dr. Suess, an alumnus of Dartmouth).  However, the focus remains on undergraduate teaching.  Unlike at many other schools, Dartmouth undergrads are taught by professors rather than graduate students.  Many of these professors have received awards for their teaching and, as a whole, the Dartmouth faculty has been awarded the top spot in “Strong Commitment to Teaching” by US News each of the last five years.

Dartmouth students can choose from over fifty different majors from African Studies to Engineering Sciences to Psychology.

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