Liberal Arts at the Core
A vibrant, inclusive learning environment where students and faculty respond with research and innovation to the most pressing challenges of our time.
Dartmouth educates the most promising students and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge.
Charter establishing Dartmouth was signed by John Wentworth, the Royal Governor of New Hampshire.
As an undergraduate you can explore the arts and sciences before declaring or designing your major.
The majority of classes have 20 or fewer students.
Our Core Values
- Dartmouth expects academic excellence and encourages independence of thought within a culture of collaboration.
- Dartmouth faculty are passionate about teaching our students and are at the forefront of their scholarly or creative work.
- Dartmouth embraces diversity with the knowledge that it significantly enhances the quality of a Dartmouth education.
- Dartmouth recruits and admits outstanding students from all backgrounds, regardless of their financial means.
- Dartmouth fosters lasting bonds among faculty, staff, and students, which encourage a culture of integrity, self-reliance, and collegiality and instill a sense of responsibility for each other and for the broader world.
- Dartmouth supports the vigorous and open debate of ideas within a community marked by mutual respect.
Dartmouth bridges arts and sciences. Teaching and scholarship. Learning and leading. Our region and the world.
These connections thrive at the heart of our academic enterprise.
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We value, nurture, and showcase creativity in every corner of the campus.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences includes more than 420 tenured and tenure-track faculty members for whom teaching is a passion, a calling, a way of life.
60% of undergraduate students do independent study with faculty mentors.
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Mountains, rivers, lakes, scenic byways—the Upper Connecticut River Valley has it all.
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We don’t just lecture about science. We do science.
Our faculty, including three 2021 Guggenheim recipients, are world-renowned experts who create new knowledge in the arts and sciences.
80% of students participate in internships in organizations around the world.
Faculty, students, and alumni are world travelers whose projects take them to every latitude and time zone.
More than 75 centers and institutes offer expanded learning and research in areas as diverse as medicine, the arts, engineering, and business. Many are interdisciplinary and bring together faculty and students from across campus to work on complex issues.
Meet our leaders, who believe Dartmouth’s impact on the world is extended through interdisciplinary faculty teams who collaborate at the leading edge of discovery and where students are given uncommon access to new ideas around the globe through course work and research opportunities.
Come to campus, you’re going to love it! The best way to satisfy your curiosity about learning and living at Dartmouth is to visit. We offer several options on most days, and we look forward to your participation in our programming.
Our region is a lively, inclusive community, home to a vibrant arts district and surrounded by majestic mountains and rivers.
Learn more about the history and traditions of the greatest cold-weather celebration! Plus see photos of events, sculptures, and posters from years past.
Read stories about Dartmouth’s unique character, indelible spirit, and rich history.