Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League university founded in 1769 in the town of Hanover, New Hampshire by Rev. Eleazar Wheelock. His goal was to educate local Native American tribes and Christian ministers. Dartmouth is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution and the smallest Ivy League university. Dartmouth became coeducational in 1972, and was named by Booz Allen Hamilton as one of the worlds most enduring institutions (2004) and 8th among American universities that have produced billionaires.
Dartmouth College offers 57 majors for 4,310 undergraduate students. The acceptance rate was 10.4 for the class of 2021. Inside the classroom, the student-faculty ratio is 7-to-1. Nearly 34% of the classes have less than 20 students. Outside the classroom, students have access to over 30 student organizations. Dartmouth College participates in 34 NCAA Division I athletic conferences. Top majors include:Economics Government Engineering History Computer science
The famous Dartmouth College Case of 1819 was argued before the Supreme Court decision by Daniel Webster (Class of 1801). Even today, it is considered to be one of the most important and formative documents in United States constitutional history. It strengthens the contract clause of the Constitution that allows all American private institutions to conduct their affairs in accordance with their charters and without interference from the state.