The only Ivy with the feel of a college rather than a university, Dartmouth is a haven for undergraduates. Its idyllic setting in a classic New Hampshire town comes complete with Dartmouth’s own skiway. Famous for traditions like the Homecoming Bonfire and Winter Carnival Weekend, the Big Green is also known for personal access to professors and hordes of loyal alumni. First year students regularly find themselves working side-by-side with faculty in labs, then heading to a favorite prof’s home for dinner. Via a quarter system in tune with the seasons, students can choose to study abroad or find internships year-round. A new residential house system promises to keep students' friendships tight no matter how global their studies.