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Admissions & Salary information for Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

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Located in historic, charming Hanover, New Hampshire

  •  the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth offers one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States and could be a great choice for international students.
  • The Thayer School lets you join a community of thinkers and creators in order to help the world and make a difference.
  • The Thayer School focuses their education on engineering, but also wants you to learn more beyond simply engineering.
  • This school of engineering differs from others because it runs on the belief that in order to solve the world’s problems, an engineering education works best under the context of the provisions of a liberal arts education.
  • Thayer was the first engineering school in the United States to offer a PhD Innovation Program.

For graduates of the Thayer School in 2017, the average starting salaries for the following degrees were:

  • BE – $75,652;
  • MEM – $82,919;
  • MS – $79,500;
  • PhD (industry) – $112,833.

Like most graduate degree programs, the Thayer School at Dartmouth has a number of application requirements.

  • Between faculty, current students, and alumni, the Thayer School has had representation from over forty-five different countries.
  • For international students, it is required that in order to receive admission, you must be able to read, write and speak English with sufficient fluency.

While specific test scores required for admission are not given, the Thayer School at Dartmouth still has a number of application requirements. For more information on specific test scores and the desired range of those scores, it is suggested that you contact the office of admissions for the particular degree you wish to pursue. The requirements for international students include:

  • An application fee of $45;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Academic transcripts from any and every college or university you have attended;
  • The area of interest you wish to pursue;
  • Your GRE score. This is required of all applicants;
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if you have not and/or will not to the point of application earn a degree from a United States institution;

Again, these are the general requirements for admission into the Thayer schools of engineering. For more information, click this link and select the program you wish to apply for. There you will find contact information and the specific application for that program.

Dartmouth has a relatively low overall enrollment compared to larger universities. Their approximate total enrollment is 6,300. The undergraduate enrollment is 4,400 and graduate enrollment is 1,900. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Thayer School enrollment numbers are as follows:

  • Junior and senior majors and minors – 191;
  • Dual Degree first-year – 35;
  • BE – 81
  • MEM – 98;
  • ENG – 2;
  • MS – 9;
  • PhD – 104.

The total enrollment for the 2016-2017 academic year at the Thayer school is 520.

The following degree programs are offered at the Thayer School:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD);
  • PhD Innovation Program;
  • MD/PhD;
  • Master of Science (MS);
  • MD/MS;
  • Master of Engineering (MEng);
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM).

For a description of each of these degree programs, please visit the following link.

For each degree program, there are different tuition and total expense estimates. For information on each school’s expense, please visit their admission page and contact the admissions office if necessary. However, the Thayer School at Dartmouth offers a rough estimate of a total expense, combined of tuition, books, and living expense, of $23,756 per semester. Tuition per school again varies, but it starts out at roughly $17,000 per semester. Please also note that these amounts are listed in United States dollars. Nomad Credit can help you find international student loan options.

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John Romanucci

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