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So you think you can SART?

So you think you can SART?

It’s really too bad that the Studio Art (SART) department at Dartmouth has such a reputation for being time-consuming and “too much work.” Many students only find themselves in the Black Family Visual Arts Center (BVAC) once during their four years of undergrad, and it […]

Interviewing Dartmouth’s Varsity Athletes

Interviewing Dartmouth’s Varsity Athletes

Being a varsity athlete at Dartmouth College is more than just going to practice and competitions. Being a varsity athlete means being able to balance an Ivy League workload with an extreme time commitment to your sport (usually 20 hours a week). While this is […]

Transitioning as a First-Gen student

Transitioning as a First-Gen student

In an earlier blog post, Finding Community as a First-Gen Student, I talked about how FYSEP helped me find community at Dartmouth and how it made transitioning easier. However, transitioning to Dartmouth doesn’t happen entirely within your first term; it’s a continuous process. When the term began, […]

I’m Not a Homework-Enthusiast, I Swear

I’m Not a Homework-Enthusiast, I Swear

It’s been a busy week. With two projects, an essay due, and midterms just around the corner, I will admit that there were undoubtedly some late nights. Though with that said – and I can’t believe I’m saying this – I think I actually enjoyed doing […]

Roaming around the girdled earth

Roaming around the girdled earth

One of the things that stands out most clearly about Dartmouth is how pretty it is—the first time I drove up with my parents, I noted how the sky seemed to be bluer than it was back in New Jersey, and how the air seemed crisper and […]

An Introduction to Introductory Courses

An Introduction to Introductory Courses

As a freshman, I knew I was going to be taking a lot of introductory courses, at least in my first term. While that was definitely a true statement, the vision I had in mind of huge classes and boring lectures was not. In the […]

Five Small(ish) Reasons I Chose Dartmouth

Five Small(ish) Reasons I Chose Dartmouth

Wedding cake, yogurt parfaits, Super Bowl dip — all kinds of delicacies come in layers. Why shouldn’t decisions? My senior year of high school, I knew I wanted a small liberal arts school with strong academics and curious students. I knew I wanted a rural […]

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

For most Dartmouth students, the average course load per term is three courses. However, depending on your situation, you may, at one point of your undergraduate life, take a two-course term or a four-course term. This term, I am taking four classes. Here’s why. During […]

Trips: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Trips: the good, the bad, and the ugly

When I first heard about the tradition of First Year Trips – where Dartmouth sends a bunch of freshmen out into the woods to do a variety of outdoor activities together before anyone has even met before – I was very intimidated. I am from […]

Summer Dreamin’

Summer Dreamin’

Winter provides plenty of great opportunities to take great pictures or do fun activities, but summer is still my favorite time of year. Summer is especially exciting at Dartmouth because there’s so much to do. A day after returning from the IRA Championships during the […]

My screenwriting class

My favorite class this term is FILM33: Writing for the Screen I. It’s the kind of class that reminds me of why I chose Dartmouth: a workshop class where everyone can work on whatever idea they like, and at the same time help each other […]


Highlights

Sum it up in the supplement

Sum it up in the supplement

“From my first moment on campus, Dartmouth swaddled me in rolling mountains and lazy rivers. Its coziness felt like home.”

 

This is part of a series of excerpts from real responses to the first supplement question from Dartmouth ’22s’ ED applications.  Find more supplement inspo here.