Dartmouth College is an Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Founded in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, it is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.
The university consists of four undergraduate schools: Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, Tuck School of Business, and the School for the Environment. All but about
8 million per year of its budget is supported by tuition fees.
Dartmouth is home to the Geisel School of Medicine and nine professional schools, including a graduate school that offers doctoral degrees in eight fields. The university has been named a Public Ivy (a category of universities that provide an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price) by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivies: A Guide to America’s best public undergraduate colleges and universities. As of 2013, Dartmouth had an enrollment count of 6,811 students as well as 1,328 faculty members and 1,060 staff members.
The main campus is situated near the rural town of Hanover, New Hampshire; however it also maintains outlying agricultural research facilities such as the Thayer Farm and Bellamy Fife Farm. Its athletic teams are called the Big Green; their colors are black and white; and their mascot is Sam the Ram.