Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College can be found in Hanover, NH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,300 students enrolled per year at Dartmouth College.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 1440 - 1560 on the SAT exam, or 32 - 35 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Dartmouth College average GPA (3.90 - 4) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Only 8% of applicants are admitted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.dartmouth.edu.

Overall Dartmouth College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dartmouth College was reported as 7.9% in Fall 2020 with over 23,700 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Dartmouth College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Dartmouth College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dartmouth College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 10.6%
  • 2017-2018: 10.4%
  • 2018-2019: 8.7%
  • 2019-2020: 7.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 8.3%

How Does Dartmouth College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dartmouth College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vermont Technical College67.0%
Plymouth State University84.8%
Norwich University75.1%
New England College100.0%
Castleton State College83.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dartmouth College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading710 - 770
Math730 - 790
Total Score1440 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English33 - 36
Math30 - 35
Composite Score32 - 35
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