Is Dartmouth in the middle of nowhere?

<p>Just wondering. is it in the middle of nowhere?</p>

<p>Dartmouth is in a beautiful rural setting. Hanover is a quiet but active college town. It would not appeal to a student looking for a metropolitan urban feel.</p>

<p>I'm a current 08 at Dartmouth from Orange County, CA and I find Hanover absolutely charming. It IS in a small town, but you will be so busy with a rich life on campus leaving town isn't high on the priority list. Hanover does have a decent cultural life... movie theatres, art, cafes, bookstores and eateries... and West Lebanon and White River Jnct. are larger towns very close by with larger shopping options (Best Buy, Walmart, Kohl, etc.) There are definite options to go to Boston, NYC and Montreal... all are accessible within a couple hours by bus, car or train. If you are looking to be in the heart of a big city, obviously Dartmouth is not the best choice. But it's (relative) remoteness is absolutely AWESOME if you even marginally like the outdoors. I can't even relate how beautiful riding my bike every day through fall foliage is.</p>

<p>Bottom line--unless you are hard-bent on being in an urban setting, Dartmouth doesn't have the "middle of nowhere" feel at all.</p>

<p>Vox Clamantis in Deserto is the motto for a reason. (A positive reason!)</p>

<p>Yeah, honestly, there's always so much going on that I think you'd have to lock yourself in your room to think that you're in the middle of nowhere. Trust me, you will NOT be bored.</p>

<p>i'm applying to dartmouth and columbia...georgetown and colgate...weird choices and totally opposite, i know.</p>

<p>Not totally opposite except for Columbia....</p>

<p>all of them are fairly conservative and you have a nice balance of two city schools and two rural schools.</p>

<p>doesn't matter though, you won't get in to either...they don't like kids like you.</p>

<p>Dartmouth is much less conservative than G-town...</p>


<p>I am really sad and disappointed that you would slam someone else's chances of getting into a school especially after all of the support you have been given in this collge process.</p>

<p>Character is who you are when no one is watching</p>

<p>Sybbie - Don't fret, I know BabyBird from school haha</p>

<p>OkAY, you have renewed my faith in you, because I always thought you were a better person. BTW, congrats on having a great 1st quarter</p>

<p>it doesn't matter, i still hate him.</p>

<p>and columbia is nothing like dartmouth, you must be crazy</p>

<p>"not totally opposite except for columbia"</p>

<p>like you expect me to read his posts.</p>

<p>georgetown and colgate are pretty opposite, though, so I disagree there too.</p>

<p>natash - im picking you up tonight to watch the debate at 8:50 - peace</p>

<p>it's a chatroom</p>

<p>hey, I have a question for others: what is there to do at Dartmouth, in Hanover? Is there a movie theater, a mall, a museum, cultural things? just wondering.</p>

<p>Yep, it's in the middle of nowhere. You'll get bored easily if you're not an '08.</p>

<p>Basically after your first year there's nothing to do. (Or at least nothing that can be considered 'something to do.' I.e. you can take a nap on the green, but I'm not sure that's the answer people are looking for when they ask if there's something to do.)</p>

<p>babybird -- looking at your last post, I'd be willing to bet Dartmouth isn't the place for you.</p>

<p>there is a movie, inaddition to movies at the Hopkins center which host a lot of cultural events. The nothing to do is a matter of opinion as there are many things to do depending on what your interst is. Remember that you are going to college , not on a cruise so:</p>

<li> there will be no cruise director to plan your activities.</li>
<li> Your college experience will be what YOU make if it.</li>

<p>wow, that's depressing. all the upperclassmen I know love Dartmouth and always find things to do.</p>

<p>dcd- Are you yourself a D upperclassman or alum, or are you parroting someone else's views on this?</p>