Dartmouth College is a private, co-educational liberal arts school located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Dartmouth College has a long tradition of research and teaching in northern and polar studies. Originally founded in 1769 for the education of Native Americans, Dartmouth is the ninth oldest college in the U.S. Enrollment is approximately 1,800 graduate and 4,100 undergraduate students and includes the highest percentage of Native American students of any Ivy League institution. The college has 19 graduate programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the northernmost Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution in the U.S., offering 28 certificates, 167 degrees in 122 disciplines ranging from bachelors to Ph.D. UAF has an enrollment of over 9,800 students who come from Alaska, most other states, and 52 foreign countries. About half graduated from high school in Alaska and more than 200 are international students. Undergraduate students make up 89 percent of the total student body.
In 1922 the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines opened its doors and grew quickly to become the University of Alaska in 1935. By the time Alaska became a state in 1959, students could earn Ph.D.s at the university. UAF remains the only campus in the state that awards doctoral degrees.
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organizations committed to higher education and research in the North. Members share resources, facilities, and expertise to build post-secondary education programs that are relevant and accessible to northern students. Their overall goal is to create a strong, sustainable circumpolar region by empowering northerners and northern communities through education and shared knowledge.
UArctic promotes education that is circumpolar, interdisciplinary, and diverse in nature and draws on combined strengths to address the unique challenges of the region. The University of the Arctic recognizes the integral role of indigenous peoples in northern education and seeks to engage their perspectives in all of its activities.