Dartmouth College vs. Princeton University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

  • Both Dartmouth College and Princeton University are private.
  • Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, NH and Princeton University is located in Princeton, NJ.
  • Dartmouth College has more expensive tuition of $65,739 than Princeton University ($59,710).
  • Princeton University has tighter acceptance rate of 6.41% than Dartmouth College (10.45%).
  • Princeton University has higher SAT scores of 1,540 than Dartmouth College (1,540).
  • Princeton University is larger with 8,842 students than Dartmouth College (6,744 students).
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#11 in National Universities
#1 in New Hampshire
Rankings#4 in National Universities
#1 in New Jersey
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Hanover, NHLocationPrinceton, NJ
Dartmouth, Big GreenKnown as
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$55,998Financial Aid$62,079
$80 undergraduate
$50 graduate
Application Fee$70 undergraduate
$75 graduate
10.45%Acceptance Rate6.41%
1,540 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
6,744Total Students8,842
Online Enrollment
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
94%Graduation Rate97%
Transfer-out Rate
98%Retention Rate97%
$110,200Average Earning after Graduation$116,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study Abroad
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,873)
$10,881 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,594)
$10,960 average annual costs
✔ (21 meals per week)
$6,693 average annual costs
Meal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
7 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio5 to 1
718 Full-time
173 Part-time
Number of Faculties997 Full-time
208 Part-time
3,504 Full-time
457 Part-time
Number of Staffs6,350 Full-time
756 Part-time
$150,968 for Faculties
$80,755 Part-time
Average Salary$195,056 for Faculties
$91,629 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