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Facts and Figures 2006–2007

Degrees Awarded, 2006

  • A.B.: 60 (Majors: 42; Majors modified with computer science, economics, environmental studies, math, sciences, or studio art: 18; Minors: 5)
  • B.E.: 57
  • M.E.M.: 37
  • M.S.: 12
  • Ph.D.: 8

Enrollment, 2006–2007

  • A.B. (Total declared juniors and seniors): 112 (Majors: 79; Modified majors: 33; Minors: 2)
  • B.E.: 44
  • M.E.M.: 60
  • M.S.: 20
  • Ph.D.: 47
  • Special: 11

Faculty Distinctions

The faculty at Thayer School includes a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an American Society for Engineering Education Outstanding Educator, and fellows of:

Endowed Professorships


  • Tenure and tenure-track faculty: 28
  • Active emeriti: 4
  • Research and instructional faculty: 15
  • Adjunct faculty: 21
  • Lecturers: 10

Student Organizations


  • Sponsored research budget: $16,200,000
  • Research expenditures per faculty member: $493,000


  • Tuition: $11,099 per term
  • Total approximate cost: $50,000 per year

Financial Aid

Thayer School awards financial aid on the basis of need.

  • B.E., M.E.M.: Partial tuition scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, loans, and hourly employment

  • M.S., Ph.D.: Fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, all of which carry awards of full tuition plus stipends in the range of $1,710 to $1,910 per month

Average Salaries for 2006 Graduates

  • B.E.: $54,321
  • M.S.: $62,107
  • M.E.M.: $62,667
  • Ph.D.: $72,000

Engineering Alumni

  • Engineering alumni: 4,046 (B.E. and/or graduate degrees: 2,961; A.B. degree only: 1,085)
  • Geographic distribution: 50 states and District of Columbia, 52 nations


Private, 4-year, coeducational, liberal arts; professional schools of business, engineering, and medicine, as well as 18 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Two-hundred-acre main campus, with special facilities including Baker/Berry Library and 9 other libraries, Hood Museum of Art, Hopkins Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Collis Student Center, Kiewit Computation Center at Berry Library, Burke Laboratory, Dartmouth Skiway and the new McLane Family Lodge, Berry Sports Center, and the Hanover Inn.

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Dartmouth College


Hanover, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River; 2 hours northwest of Boston, 5 hours north of New York; accessible via Interstates 89 and 91, Amtrak's Vermonter, or air carriers to the Lebanon, N.H., airport.


The nation's ninth oldest college, founded in 1769 by the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock for the education of "youth of the Indian Tribes... English Youth... and others." Coeducational since 1972.

Financial Aid

Need-based; total awards in 2005–2006: $52 million to approximately 50% of undergraduates. Admission to Dartmouth is need-moot.

Academic Departments & Programs

Twenty-nine departments in three divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences) and 10 interdisciplinary programs, offering 63 majors.

Geographic Distribution of Undergraduates

50 U.S. states and District of Columbia, and 53 other nations.

Academic Calendar

The Dartmouth Plan—a year-round calendar of four 10-week quarters—allows flexibility in scheduling: undergraduate students must be on campus their first year, the summer before their junior year, and their senior year.

Off-Campus Programs

Approximately 50% of undergraduates participate in 42 Language Study Abroad or Foreign Study Programs in 19 nations. Dartmouth also has 10 exchange programs, 5 with foreign universities and 5 in the U.S.


A completely wireless campus, Dartmouth is committed to "secure computing for anybody—anytime, anywhere." The integrated data, vision, and voice network includes VoIP telephone-via-laptop service. Kaplan/Newsweek's America's Hottest Colleges (2005) rates Dartmouth as "Hottest for the Tech-Savvy."