Dartmouth College, at Hanover, N.H. coeducational chartered 1769, opened 1770, the ninth colonial college (see Wheelock, Eleazar ). Originally a men's college, Dartmouth began admitting women in 1972. The school is actually a small university and was so named for a short time in the 19th cent. (see Dartmouth College Case ). It has a strong undergraduate liberal arts program and graduate schools of medicine (1797), engineering (1871), and business administration (1900).
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See studies by R. F. Leavens and A. H. Lord (1965) and F. N. Stites (1972).
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