Dartmouth College vs. Cornell University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

  • Both Dartmouth College and Cornell University are private.
  • Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, NH and Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY.
  • Cornell University has more expensive tuition of $66,014 than Dartmouth College ($65,739).
  • Dartmouth College has tighter acceptance rate of 10.45% than Cornell University (12.67%).
  • Dartmouth College has higher SAT scores of 1,550 than Cornell University (1,530).
  • Cornell University is larger with 25,898 students than Dartmouth College (6,744 students).
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#11 in National Universities
#1 in New Hampshire
Rankings#16 in National Universities
#2 in New York
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Hanover, NHLocationIthaca, NY
Dartmouth, Big GreenKnown as
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$55,998Financial Aid$54,352
$80 undergraduate
$50 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
10.45%Acceptance Rate12.67%
1,550 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,530 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
6,744Total Students25,898
Online Enrollment382
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
94%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate
98%Retention Rate97%
$110,200Average Earning after Graduation$101,200
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,873)
$10,881 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,954)
$10,426 average annual costs
✔ (21 meals per week)
$6,693 average annual costs
Meal Plan✔ (14 meals per week)
$6,612 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
7 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
718 Full-time
173 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,858 Full-time
155 Part-time
3,504 Full-time
457 Part-time
Number of Staffs10,405 Full-time
657 Part-time
$150,968 for Faculties
$80,755 Part-time
Average Salary$143,555 for Faculties
$74,527 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023