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Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

Discover a renowned Ivy League campus right across the street from the Hanover Inn. Dartmouth College is a four-year private liberal arts college located on 269-acres surrounded by the White Mountains, winding rivers and scenic landscapes. Each year over 6,141 graduate and undergraduate students come to participate in over 40 educational programs. Root for the fighting Big Green at one of the thrilling Ivy League sports events, or tour the historic lecture halls, libraries and academic buildings.


Hours -

The Dartmouth College Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Prices -

Touring Dartmouth College is free. However, select athletic games, lectures and public events do require a ticket.

Events -

Dartmouth College athletic events, campus tours and organized group visits, academic programs and lectures.


Dartmouth Graduate Schools



  • Tour the 269-acre historic
    campus grounds
  • Tee-off at the Hanover Country Club golf course
  • Ski the slopes of the
    Dartmouth Skiway
  • Attend an Ivy League
    athletics event



Gile Mountain at Dartmouth College

Discover awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the majestic White Mountains and the Connecticut River Valley atop the majestic Gile Mountain. Access to the trailhead is seven miles from Hanover just off of Upper Turnpike Road. From there, it’s a moderate 30 minute hike to the firetower.

Dartmouth College in the Upper Valley

When not exploring the 269-acre campus grounds, enjoy New Hampshire’s Upper Valley attractions and activities. Cruise down the Connecticut River with the Ledyard Canoe Club, attend an Ivy League athletic event, or enjoy the latest theater production at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.


What is the history of Dartmouth College?

Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, a Puritan minister from Columbia, Connecticut. The school went through a major expansion at the turn of the 20th century, adding more academic buildings and facilities. Today, the 269-acre campus retains its New England heritage and Ivy League traditions, while dedicating itself to exceptional education and exploration.

Are guided tours of the Dartmouth College campus available?

Although virtual tours are available online, guided campus visits can be arranged in advance. Head to McNutt Hall to join one of the 45 minute current-student led tours showcasing Dartmouth College’s academic buildings, libraries, student center, sports facilities and more.

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