15 Facts About Dartmouth College

1. Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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2. Dartmouth College taught its first African-American students in 1775 and 1808.

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3. Dartmouth College emerged onto the national academic stage at the turn of the 20th century.

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4. In May 2010 Dartmouth College joined the Matariki Network of Universities together with Durham University (UK), Queen's University (Canada), University of Otago (New Zealand), University of Tubingen (Germany), University of Western Australia (Australia) and Uppsala University (Sweden).

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5. In 2019, Dartmouth College was elected to the Association of American Universities.

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6. Furthermore, Dartmouth College is home to three professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering (1867)—which serves as the undergraduate department of engineering sciences—and Tuck School of Business (1900).

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7. Dartmouth College served as the host member of the University Press of New England, a university press founded in 1970 that included Brandeis University, Tufts University, the University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University.

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8. D-Plan was instituted in the early 1970s at the same time that Dartmouth College began accepting female undergraduates.

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9. The nominees for alumni trustee are determined by a poll of the members of the Association of Alumni of Dartmouth College, selecting from among names put forward by the Alumni Council or by alumni petition.

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10. In December 2018, Dartmouth College began a major expansion of the west end of campus by breaking ground on the $200 million Center for Engineering and Computer Science.

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11. Baker-Berry Library is the main library at Dartmouth College, consisting of a merger of the Baker Memorial Library and the Berry Library (completed 2002).

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12. Under Hanlon's leadership, Dartmouth College launched a comprehensive set of initiatives designed to combat high-risk behaviors and build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff.

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13. In 2021, Dartmouth College fielded 33 intercollegiate varsity teams: 15 for men, 17 for women, and coeducational sailing and equestrian programs.

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14. Dartmouth College graduated only 19 Native Americans during its first 200 years.

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15. Richard Hovey's "Men of Dartmouth College" was elected as the best of Dartmouth College's songs in 1896, and became the school's official song in 1926.

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