The Dartmouth Redemption

In the great pantheon of Ivy stereotypes, Dartmouth kids often get the worst of it. More isolated than Cornell. More conservative than Princeton. It’s the one Ivy school, to be honest, that we’ve ever heard friends say they would never, ever consider attending.

But writing about the Ivy League has been unavoidably educational. And we’re here to tell you that one area Dartmouth kids excel in, and should be pretty damn proud of, is mighty basic: having a lot of fun in their little corner of New Hampshire. People forget Animal House is based on Dart’s Delta Alpha Delta fraternity, and we’ve always been touched by how much real love is paid the Big Green mascot, Keggy the Keg. (A picture of him enthusiastically greeting two small children is our computer desktop at home.)

Yesterday you saw the worst video produced by students in the history of the universe. (Or YouTube, at least.) Today you see the best.

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  • Cornell976

    This is the best thing I have ever seen….

  • Cornell976

    This is the best thing I have ever seen….

  • dartmouth 1769

    Hey Rick…
    u chicago courses are not tougher than dartmouth courses. i dated a girl there for a long time and had many friends there as a result. over and over i heard that the school is top notch, but the students are mediocre… which is why the courses seem harder. furthermore, dartmouth is on a trimester where we take organic chemistry in two terms. uchicago taught the course over 3 quarters. dartmouth shoves the same amount of materials into 33% fewer days. finally, i wrote two papers for my girlfriend once (she procrastinated to the point that she couldn’t finish all her work). I never took one class in either subject, or read any books, and i was able to land 2 solid Bs on the two 10 to 11 page papers.

    chicago is a great school… but anyone who says it’s harder is kidding themselves. Dartmouth was the toughest academic environment I’ve ever been in… my friend at UCLA MD/MBA program has said the same thing (which was hard to believe at first since medschool is supposed to be unbelievably difficult).

  • dartmouth 1769

    Hey Rick…
    u chicago courses are not tougher than dartmouth courses. i dated a girl there for a long time and had many friends there as a result. over and over i heard that the school is top notch, but the students are mediocre… which is why the courses seem harder. furthermore, dartmouth is on a trimester where we take organic chemistry in two terms. uchicago taught the course over 3 quarters. dartmouth shoves the same amount of materials into 33% fewer days. finally, i wrote two papers for my girlfriend once (she procrastinated to the point that she couldn’t finish all her work). I never took one class in either subject, or read any books, and i was able to land 2 solid Bs on the two 10 to 11 page papers.

    chicago is a great school… but anyone who says it’s harder is kidding themselves. Dartmouth was the toughest academic environment I’ve ever been in… my friend at UCLA MD/MBA program has said the same thing (which was hard to believe at first since medschool is supposed to be unbelievably difficult).

  • i like this place

    jacko pulled a hysterical stunt. i only wish that the damn princeton marching band could take a hint and a cue from us and not come into the Hop playing “tequila” at 9 am the morning of our football game…

    don’t they know that us dartmouth kids are still very hung over saturday mornings? well played, keggy. keep it real.

  • i like this place

    jacko pulled a hysterical stunt. i only wish that the damn princeton marching band could take a hint and a cue from us and not come into the Hop playing “tequila” at 9 am the morning of our football game…

    don’t they know that us dartmouth kids are still very hung over saturday mornings? well played, keggy. keep it real.

  • i like this place

    jacko pulled a hysterical stunt. i only wish that the damn princeton marching band could take a hint and a cue from us and not come into the Hop playing “tequila” at 9 am the morning of our football game…

    don’t they know that us dartmouth kids are still very hung over saturday mornings? well played, keggy. keep it real.

  • i like this place

    jacko pulled a hysterical stunt. i only wish that the damn princeton marching band could take a hint and a cue from us and not come into the Hop playing “tequila” at 9 am the morning of our football game…

    don’t they know that us dartmouth kids are still very hung over saturday mornings? well played, keggy. keep it real.

  • Dartmouth10

    The University of Chicago is great, but really, that’s where fun goes to die. At least at Dartmouth we have the best of both worlds: stellar academics, and a great social scene; Ivy League. I wish I could say the same for Chicago. So how is Hyde Park? I hear its absolutely wonderful this time of year…not as nearly as much gang violence.

  • Dartmouth10

    The University of Chicago is great, but really, that’s where fun goes to die. At least at Dartmouth we have the best of both worlds: stellar academics, and a great social scene; Ivy League. I wish I could say the same for Chicago. So how is Hyde Park? I hear its absolutely wonderful this time of year…not as nearly as much gang violence.

  • @Dartmouth10

    Stellar academics? Really? When your school wins half the Nobel Prizes in econ (or ANY subject), you can talk. Until then, STFU, hick.

  • @Dartmouth10

    Stellar academics? Really? When your school wins half the Nobel Prizes in econ (or ANY subject), you can talk. Until then, STFU, hick.

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  • Ferraz_lg

    the fact that your douchy school won a lot of nobel prizes does not say AT ALL anything about the academics at Dartmouth. In fact, Nobel-prize-winning teachers are way too busy to actually TEACH, so you might as well consider the school which has “stellar academics” the one where top notch teachers actually teach. Hence, Dartmouth.