The Dartmouth Difference

One Community. No departments.

"To prepare the most capable and faithful for the most responsible positions and the most difficult service." —Sylvanus Thayer

At Dartmouth's engineering school, you won’t find departments, and you won’t be limited to a single area of engineering. You'll be free to follow wherever your discoveries may lead. Creativity, collaboration, and innovation thrive when biomedical engineers work side-by-side with electrical engineers, and materials scientists with computer engineers, and engineering majors rub elbows with Ph.D. students.

As an undergraduate, you'll explore the full range of liberal arts courses, master broad principles you can apply to all areas of engineering, and solve real-world problems as you gain expertise in your chosen focus area.

As a student in one of our graduate programs, you'll hone your leadership skills while acquiring technical depth in your area. At Thayer School, where 1 in 3 faculty have started their own company, you'll learn what it takes to bring your ideas to 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

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:

"Nature experience may improve mental well-being and ... accessible natural areas within urban contexts may be a critical resource for mental health in our rapidly urbanizing world." —Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

"Numerous recent studies have focused on the positive effects that exposure to trees and nature has on our mental health." —Scientific American

"Researchers have found that looking at natural landscapes makes people more forward-thinking in their decision-making." —Discover Magazine

"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:

...or if you prefer the mountains:

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