The Dartmouth Difference
No departments. One Community. One mission.
Dartmouth has offered truly integrated engineering education for more than 40 years. You won’t find departments here, and you won’t be limited to a single area of engineering.
You'll master broad principles you can apply in all areas of engineering as you solve real-world problems. And while you gain expertise in your chosen focus area, you'll also be free to follow wherever your discoveries may lead.
Creativity, collaboration, and innovation thrive when biomedical engineers work side-by-side with materials scientists, genetic engineers with computer scientists, and sophomore engineering sciences majors rub elbows with Ph.D. candidates.
Everyone works together toward the same goal: create solutions that help the world.
Where everybody knows your name.
Dartmouth has the smallest and most personal engineering school in the Ivy League. All doors are open here—to project labs, to faculty, to the entire Dartmouth campus, and beyond. Professors here are as devoted to teaching as they are to conducting world-class research. In fact, all classes are taught by professors, not graduate students.
"I remember he had pages taped to the wall with the faces and names of each student in his class. He made sure to learn who each student was in the eighty-person class so that no student was a stranger." —Christina Behrend, student of Professor John Collier
An engineer and ...
... an athlete, a poet, a musician, an artist, a doctor, a politician, a business owner. You name it, we've seen it. Our students, faculty, and staff combine their passion for engineering with a huge range of other interests. And that's the way we like it.
"I am an engineering major but I am interested in French, music, and the outdoors as well. Where else besides Dartmouth can I get an engineering degree and have time to take a term abroad in France as well as pursuing all of my other interests? The sheer number of opportunities available to Dartmouth students still amazes me. Doing all of the things I love as well as some things I never knew I liked is what the Dartmouth experience means to me." —Andrew Smist '13
See our I'm an engineer and ... video playlist.
Green is good.
We are a top-tier school in a top-tier location. Hanover was ranked #6 in CNN-Money's list of America's best places to live, while New Hampshire ranked as the tenth best state for entrepreneurs, and the #2 best place to raise a family.
Not only that, but research clearly shows that "green" is good for the brain:
"There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being. ... UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem. The study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal suggested the strongest impact was on young people. ... A bigger effect was seen with exercise in an area that also contained water—such as a lake or river." —BBC News
A river? Yeah, we've got one of those.
Come make a difference.