Dartmouth College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Dartmouth College is an Ivy League research university with an acceptance rate of 8.7%. Founded in 1769 and located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth has approximately 4,400 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students. Applicants should consider Dartmouth a reach school even if grades and SAT/ACT scores are on target for admission. To apply, students can use the Common Application, Coalition Application, or Questbridge Application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a with their application. Dartmouth has an Early Decision program that can improve admission chances for students who are sure the university is their top choice school.

Considering applying to this highly selective school? Here are the Dartmouth admissions statistics you should know.

Why Dartmouth College?

  • Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Campus Features: Dartmouth's picturesque 269-acre campus includes the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Hanover often ranks among the best college towns in the U.S.
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
  • Athletics: Dartmouth College's Big Green compete at the NCAA Division I level.
  • Highlights: One of the nation's top universities, Dartmouth College is a member of the prestigious Ivy League.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Dartmouth had an acceptance rate of 8.7%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 8 students were admitted, making Dartmouth's admissions process highly competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 22,033
Percent Admitted 8.7%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 61%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Dartmouth requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 58% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 700 770
Math 720 790
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Dartmouth's admitted students fall within the on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Dartmouth score between 700 and 770, while 25% scored below 700 and 25% scored above 770. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 720 and 790, while 25% scored below 720 and 25% scored above 790. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1560 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Dartmouth.

Requirements

Dartmouth does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Dartmouth participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At Dartmouth, applicants are encouraged to submit SAT Subject test scores in two different subject areas.

ACT Scores and Requirements

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 32 35
Math 29 35
Composite 31 35

This admissions data tells us that most of Dartmouth's admitted students fall within on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Dartmouth received a composite ACT score between 31 and 35, while 25% scored above 35 and 25% scored below 31.

Requirements

Note that Dartmouth does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Dartmouth does not require the ACT writing section. Regardless of whether you submit the ACT or SAT, Dartmouth recommends that applicants submit SAT Subject test scores in two different subject areas.

GPA

Dartmouth College doe not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Dartmouth College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Dartmouth College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Dartmouth College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Dartmouth College has a highly competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high SAT/ACT scores. However, Dartmouth has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Dartmouth's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the great majority of students who got into Dartmouth College are concentrated in the upper right corner of the graph. This means they tend to have "A" averages (unweighted), an ACT composite score above 27, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of above 1300. Most admitted students have scored well above these numbers.

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