About Dartmouth Athletics
A mecca for the highly motivated student-athlete, Dartmouth College is the nation's ninth oldest university and a member of the Ivy League. Featuring a comprehensive athletic menu, Dartmouth offers 35 varsity sports - 16 for men, 18 for women and coed sailing. In addition, there are 35 club and 24 intramural sports as three-quarters of Dartmouth undergraduates participate in some form of athletics.
Nicknamed "The Big Green," Dartmouth's varsity athletic teams compete in NCAA Division 1 as well as in the eight-member Ivy League conference and the ECAC (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference). Throughout the years, Dartmouth athletes have competed at the very highest level, excelling in NCAA championships ranging from track and field to basketball, cross country to soccer, as well as skiing, golf, lacrosse and diving.
The College has demonstrated a total commitment to athletics and recreation with nearly $100 million in facility improvements since 2000, including: Boss Tennis Center and Gordon Pavilion, Scully-Fahey Field (featuring FieldTurf), Blackman Football Practice Fields, McLane Skiway Lodge, Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse; comprehensive renovations to Leverone Fieldhouse, Hanover Country Club, Berry Center squash courts, Alumni Gymnasium (featuring a new 14,000 square foot recreational fitness center), and Memorial Field (including FieldTurf playing surface and Tartan track); Floren Varsity House (featuring a 10,000 square foot varsity strength training center); Burnham Soccer Field and Sports Pavilion; an AstroTurf field for field hockey and recreational sports; upgraded basketball offices and locker rooms, and beautiful new venues for baseball (Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park) and softball (Dartmouth Softball Park).
Although the Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships, admission is need-blind, and more than half of the Dartmouth student body receives financial assistance.
A private, four-year, liberal arts, coeducational college, Dartmouth's focus is on undergraduate education, but the College is considered a small university with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine as well as 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences.