Dartmouth College

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#21, overall score 71/100

Fun Fact:

The movie “Animal House” is based on co-writer Chris Miller’s time in a Dartmouth fraternity.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Hanover, N.H.
  • Region: New England
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,310
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 450
  • Jewish population share: 10%
  • Student origin: 3% in-state / 97% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Dartmouth
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Big Green
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Pain Train / Princess Layout

COST & AID Score: 15/15

  • Score: 15/15
  • Tuition: $52,950
  • Room & board costs: $15,159
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $46,315
  • Average loan debt: $19,571
  • Starting median salary: $66,300

ACADEMICS Score: 20/20

  • Score: 20/20
  • Acceptance rate: 10%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 7.3:1
  • Median SAT range: 1430-1560
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: Minor

ISRAEL Score: 13.33/20

SAFETY Score: 8.33/11

  • Score: 8.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 8.89/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 12.34/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 14.33/34

  • Score: 14.33/34
  • Hillel: Dartmouth College Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad at Dartmouth
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 35
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (nondenominational)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Jake Tapper
  • Where do Jewish students come from? The largest demographic is from the Northeast but Jewish students also come from California, Texas, Washington, Illinois and overseas.
  • Kosher food details: Dartmouth has a dinning station (Pavillion) under the supervision of Tablet K. They also have meals delivered twice a week from Vermont Kosher, which is under Chabad of Vermont supervision. These are available in a few different dinning halls.

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