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Dartmouth College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1769
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 4,085
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $3,355,775,234
Admissions Address

6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

Website

http://www.dartmouth.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions.office@dartmouth.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Maria Laskaris
Admissions office telephone: (603) 646-2875
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.apply.embark.com/ugrad/dartmouth Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 16%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 30%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 14%
Total applicants: 13,938
Total acceptances: 2,186
Total freshman enrollment: 1,081
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 36%
Male applicants: 7,048
Male acceptances: 1,067
Male freshman enrollment: 523
 
Female applicants: 6,890
Female acceptances: 1,119
Female freshman enrollment: 558
Out-of-state freshmen: 97%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,166
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 669
Students enrolled from waiting list: 36

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 90%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 44%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 670 – 770
Math: 680 – 780
Combined: 1350 – 1550

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 65.0% 70.0%
600-699 28.0% 24.0%
500-599 7.0% 6.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 28 – 34

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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