Dartmouth College

Ivy League Dartmouth, our country’s ninth oldest college, offers a Liberal Arts education known for its academic excellence and intensity. Located in the town of Hanover, known as “The Upper Valley”, encompassing Hanover and Lebanon in New Hampshire and Norwich in Vermont. With the Appalachian Trail  running through campus and the Connecticut River a stone’s throw away there’s an incredible array of activities in the area if you have time after your visit.


Stay: Hanover Inn |  Breakfast: Lou's

Lunch: Umpleby's  | Dinner:  Pine Restaurant


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Transportation: Hanover lies on the Connecticut River about 120 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts and about 270 miles north of New York City. The closest small airport is in Lebanon, NH (serving New York's LaGuardia several times each day) and the closest international airports are Boston's Logan International, Hartford CT's Bradley International and Manchester, NH International. Amtrak's “Vermonter” service, connecting Northern New England with New York City and Washington DC, arrives daily in White River Junction, Vt. about 5 miles, ten minutes driving time, from campus. Greyhound bus service also arrives in White River Junction. .

Stay: Right on campus, overlooking the Dartmouth Green; our first choice is the Hanover Inn. If it’s full, try the Six South Street Hotel. A mile from Hanover, another option is the Norwich Inn, located just across the bridge in quaint, charming Norwich, Vermont. Marriott, Element Hotel, and Marriott Residence Inn are all within close proximity to the school.  

Coffee: Dirt Cowboy is everyone favorite caffeine pit stop in Hanover, and theres an excellent selection of teas and fresh juices as well.

Breakfast: Hanover’s famous diner, Lou’s located in the center of town on Main Street, has the old school diner feel and great food ( it's also good for lunch.) If the line is too long at Lou’s, head to Skinny Pancake or Four Aces in nearby Lebanon (5 mins outside campus) both have equally good food. Off-campus in Norwich, King Arthur Flour, recognized nationally for their bread, has the best egg sandwiches in the area. (If you love baking be sure to visit; in addition to the café, there’s a store and education center.)

Lunch: Many students say the best sandwich in town is at Umpleby’s. Word has it to order the #5--the Bertie Wooster, add avocado and have it grilled. Vegetarians will be happy with #6—the Mungo Park. There’s outdoor seating if it’s a nice day. If you’re craving a burrito Boloco is similar to a Qdoba or Chipotle. Molly’s (a staple of Hanover town) offers sandwiches and salads also with outdoor seating. For New York style pizza, Ramunto’s Brick and Brew delivers at lunch and dinner, located right in the heart of town, just a short walk from campus.



Casual: For a delicious, relaxed dinner head to Murphys, and order the Murph Burger, or try Salt Hill Pub for college town bites such as nachos, wings, and fish and chips. Market Table offers an eclectic, creative menu that changes with the seasons with tons of healthy veggie options. We hear to order the shrimp curry at Tuk Tuk Thai featuring authentic thai fare .


A Step Up:  One of the nicest restaurants in town, the Pine Restaurant at the Hanover Inn, is known for great food served in a warm atmosphere.

Late Night Snack: For the best gelato, you can’t leave town without a stop at Morano Gelato. Every morning, the gelato is made fresh—it's so good!  

Local Attractions:  Take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and go on a hike. A local favorite is to hike to the top of the fire tower located on Gile Mountain, about 15 minutes from Hanover. It’s approximately a 35-45 minute hike to the top, with a reward of breathtaking 360-degree views of the Vermont/New Hampshire area. Visit Simon Pearce in nearby Quechee, Vermont, a half hour drive away. In addition to their signature glass blowing operation, there is a flagship store and a beautiful fine-dining restaurant overlooking the falls of the Ottauque River.

Thank a Professor!

— Quotes From Campus —

The people and my surroundings are what I love most about this school. I have met the greatest people and made the best of friends. We go to a school that offers infinite access to the playground that is the woods that surround us. Most importantly, we all hold one thing near and dear that can never leave us - we love this place unconditionally.
— Jake
Dartmouth College is much more than a school in my mind - it offers aesthetic natural beauty that no other campus in the world can match.
— Rosie
Dartmouth has a gorgeous campus with anything and everything you could ever imagine right around campus…whether it be a golf course, beautiful mountains, running trails, a river to swim in, our own Organic Farm, and much more! The people are also what make it such a great place. I have met some of the most amazing and unique people since being at Dartmouth who I know will be friends for life.
— Dylan
At Dartmouth, you have opportunities for any activity and subject imaginable as a student; it’s truly incredible and something you may not realize when touring the school!
— Anya





Dartmoose (Unofficial)

School Colors

Dartmouth Green

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision


Average - 1500


Average - 32




Small - 4,250 Undergraduates




New England

Admissions Office

6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

(p) (603) 646-2875
(f) (603) 646-1216

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I
Ivy League

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Dr. Seuss
Mindy Kaling

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