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 6,800 students enrolled per year at Dartmouth College.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 2030 - 2350 on the SAT exam, or 30 - 34 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Dartmouth College average GPA (3.82 - 4) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Only 10% 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 dartmouth.edu.

Overall Dartmouth College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Dartmouth College was reported as 9.8% in Fall 2012 with over 23,100 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 2030 - 2350
  • ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.82 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2008-2009: 13.5%
  • 2009-2010: 12.6%
  • 2010-2011: 11.7%
  • 2011-2012: 10.1%
  • 2012-2013: 9.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 10.8%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vermont Technical College82.6%
Colby-Sawyer College83.1%
Plymouth State University77.5%
Norwich University63.5%
New England College90.0%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dartmouth College (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 780
Math680 - 780
Writing680 - 790
Total Score2030 - 2350
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score30 - 34
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