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College Facts Friday: Dartmouth

Happy Friday! Welcome back to our College Facts Friday series, this week we are looking at Dartmouth College!


1. Dartmouth’s year-round academic calendar of four 10-week terms allows you to decide when to study on campus—and when to use time away from Hanover to gain work experience, engage in service, be an intern, or study abroad. 

2. Dartmouth was founded in 1769 and is a member of the Ivy League  

3. The Motto for Dartmouth is  “Vox clamantis in deserto” which means “a voice crying out in the wilderness

4. Green is the college color for Dartmouth, and their nickname is “Big Green”

5. Nearly 25 percent of students participate in intercollegiate athletics. Dartmouth offers 35 intercollegiate varsity sports

6. Alumni for Dartmouth include Meryl Streep, Mindy Kaling, Shonda Rhimes and Dr. Seuss!

7. Speaking of Shonda Rhimes, she delivered the commencement speech for the Class of 2014. You can watch it here!

8. For the Class of 2022, Dartmouth had 22,033 applications and 1,169 students enrolled

9. Dartmouth was the first university to create a mentoring program specifically designed to provide undergraduate women the opportunity to perform research with a faculty member in their field of interest. It’s called WISP (Women in Science Program) 

10. You can learn more about Dartmouth on their social media! Visit Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for more information.


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