Since our website is dedicated to the Ivy League Universities, we thought we’d take a break from our usual reviews and provide some interesting (and fun) facts about each university. We will start this series with Dartmouth College…
Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 and is one of the elite and prestigious Ivy League schools.
The university is located in Hanover, New Hampshire and is one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. If you are looking for a school that is steeped in academic tradition, look no further than Dartmouth College.
1. Dartmouth was designated as one of “The World’s Most Enduring Institutions” in 2004.
The school was noted for having a unique ability to reinvent itself over the years, like in 1893 when the university underwent major renovations to facilities, faculty, and the student body.
The student and faculty body doubled in size, and 23 new buildings were erected by 1909.
2. Among the university’s most notable alumni is Theodor Seuss Geisel, or as he is better known, Dr. Seuss. He wrote for Dartmouth’s humor magazine and was even editor in chief at one point. This is when he first started using his pseudonym “Seuss”.
3. Dartmouth College does not have an official mascot. Unofficially, the student body has accepted Keggy the Keg as their mascot. The figure is a spoof that parodies the stereotype of a beer drinking frat boy.
4. With an undergraduate enrollment of under 5,000, and a total student body of under 6,000, Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League schools.
5. Their motto when translated means “a voice crying out in the wilderness” or “a voice in the wilderness cries”.