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Teaching & Faculty
Dartmouth is ranked #1 for undergraduate teaching, and for good reason. The only Ivy League school to refer to itself as a college, Dartmouth stands out among its peer institutions for the commitment of its faculty to undergraduate teaching. Dartmouth professors are true teacher-scholars; even the most senior professors teach first-year courses. Faculty members at Dartmouth are recipients of nearly $200 million in annual research grants, and are recognized as outstanding teachers.
The statistics that place Dartmouth among the very top undergraduate institutions in the world barely begin to capture the depth of intellectual opportunities available in our community.
Students get to know their professors at Dartmouth beyond the classroom. You might join a professor for lunch at the Hanover Inn, or chat at a coffee house in town. Don't be surprised if a professor invites your class to dinner at his or her home, or if the person working beside you on a community service project is the same one you see in the lab.
Professors choose to teach and research at the College because they want to work with Dartmouth undergraduates. Professors often note how much they learn from their students, and how they are inspired by their students' creativity. Faculty frequently bring undergraduates into their research teams, as well. Through course-related discussions, research collaborations, and casual conversation, Dartmouth students get unique opportunities to know their professors as instructors, mentors, colleagues, and friends.