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


Visitor Information: Tour Dartmouth

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. There is also a Marriott nearby.

Coffee: Dirt Cowboy is an excellent local coffee shop right on campus.

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, Four Aces in nearby Lebanon (5 mins outside campus) has 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. Lastly, Molly’s (a staple of Hanover town) offers sandwiches and salads also with outdoor seating.



Casual: For a delicious, relaxed dinner head to Murphys, and order the Murph Burger, or try Salt Hill Pub for similar, equally good food. Market Table offers an eclectic, creative and local menu.


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. The Canoe Club is another excellent choice right in Hanover. If you’re up for a short drive, Stella’s in Lyme, NH (about 15-20 minutes away) is a well-loved Italian restaurant, with food sourced from the local farms.

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. If you have more time, visit Simon Pearce in nearby Quechee, Vermont, a half hour drive away. There’s the glass blowing operation, a flagship store and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the falls of the Ottauque River.

— 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
It is an absolutely gorgeous campus and there is 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.
— 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





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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
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