Dartmouth College Visit Report by LIMOMOF2
Visit to Dartmouth College in August 2008 by LIMOMOF2(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Admissions Interview: Yes
Information Session: Yes - It was given by an Asst. Dir. of Admissions who is a recent grad (2006, I think). It was obvious how much she loves the school, and the information she provided was helpful.
Campus Tour: Yes - Our tour guide was a rising junior. She also gave out a lot of info - only problem was her stats differed from those of the admissions rep. Still, the tour was fun and D was glad we went.
Classroom Visit: No - classes ended the day before we toured - it was first day of their reading period.
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Campus Visit Notes for Dartmouth College
We arrived the night before our campus visit. D's grandmother forgot her case for her contact lenses, and there was a 24-hour CVS two blocks from our hotel (also 2 blocks from campus), so that was convenient. Lots of students were walking around town - it was about 9:30 or 10 at night.
The info session and tour were both very informative. D loved the campus, the academics, and the town. Some conflicting info given by the tour guide and the admissions rep, but otherwise everything was great. Meal plan is entirely on the debit system, and tutoring is $10/hour unless you're on financial aid. Tour guide said it was free for FA students, but someone else said that's only for the first three hours.
The one thing D learned that she didn't like is that at Dart you have to pass a swimming test to graduate. It won't stop her from applying though.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at the Hanover Inn which is at the end of the Dartmouth Campus - a beautiful hotel with excellent service. We were able to check out and leave our car in their lot while we visited.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
We ate breakfast at the Hanover Inn as well. Very convenient, quick and delicious. The waiter overheard S say he wanted choc chip pancakes and he said no problem though they're not on the menu.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Not sure. We parked at the hotel. Tour guide mentioned free buses to W. Lebanon, and other buses to Manchester and Boston which you pay for.