For the second year in a row, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized Dartmouth as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution, ranking it in the top echelon of colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
For the 2023-24 academic year, 16 Dartmouth students accepted Fulbright awards, placing Dartmouth at number 23 among universities nationwide. (A 17th student was also named a Fulbright recipient but declined).
The recognition marks the second consecutive year Dartmouth has received the honor and the fifth time receiving the Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students designation since 2009.
“Whether they are teaching English, pursuing graduate degrees, or undertaking independent research and creative work, our Fulbright scholars represent the exciting breadth of Dartmouth’s liberal arts education,” says Christie Harner, assistant dean of faculty for fellowship advising. “We are proud of the impact they have, and of the knowledge and experience they also gain overseas.”
Lee Satterfield, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, says the Fulbright Top Producing Institutions “represent the diversity of America’s higher education community. Dedicated administrators support students and scholars at these institutions to fulfill their potential and rise to address tomorrow’s global challenges. We congratulate them, and all the Fulbrighters who are making an impact the world over.”
Since 1949, more than 275 Dartmouth applicants have received and accepted Fulbright awards, with some other potential recipients opting not to enter the program. Still others who attended Dartmouth may have applied to the Fulbright program via other institutions, Harner says.
This level of success points both to the diverse strengths of Dartmouth’s student and alumni body and also to the efforts of Fellowship Advising to expand awareness of the opportunity and mentorship on the application process, Harner says.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 400,000 talented and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. Fulbright alumni have included 41 heads of state or government, 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 80 MacArthur Fellows.
More information about Fulbright awards through Dartmouth is available through the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research.