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Dartmouth Admission Requirements

Hanover, New Hampshire

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Chances of getting into Dartmouth College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
9%
Admission Difficulty for Dartmouth College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Extreme 
How hard is it to get into Dartmouth and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Dartmouth is 9%.  It ranks #1 in New Hampshire and #16 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Dartmouth is extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Last year, 1,972 out of 21,392 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 3 percent (SAT 1440/1560 ACT 32/35). Dartmouth College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dartmouth College is a prized outcome for many students.

The Dartmouth application fee is $80 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Dartmouth College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Dartmouth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1440-1560
Applicants Submitting SAT 
58%
SAT Scores for Dartmouth College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 730
SAT Composite 25th 1440
SAT Scores for Dartmouth College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1560
Average SAT Score 1500

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dartmouth College?

Dartmouth College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 3 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1380. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1500 out of 1600. Dartmouth ranks #1 in New Hampshire and #17 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dartmouth College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1560 and Above Good >16%
1500 to 1560 Avg + 9%-16%
1440 to 1500 Avg - 5%-9%
1380 to 1440 Reach 3%-5%
Less than 1380 Low <3%
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Dartmouth ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
32-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for Dartmouth College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 33
ACT Math 25th 30
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for Dartmouth College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 36
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 33

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dartmouth?

Admission data indicates that Dartmouth regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in New Hampshire and #24 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dartmouth College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dartmouth College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
35 and Above Good >19%
33 to 35 Avg + 9%-19%
32 to 33 Avg - 6%-9%
31 to 32 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 31 Low <4%
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Dartmouth GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.9*
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Dartmouth College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Dartmouth. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dartmouth College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in New Hampshire for highest average GPA. Given the school's very highly selective admissions, acceptance at Dartmouth extremely difficult and unlikely even with a 3.9 GPA. The school should be considered a reach even if you have a 3.9 GPA.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.9 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

92.8% of Dartmouth College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Dartmouth College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 92.8%
Top 25% of class 98.7%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Dartmouth College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,026 10,366 21,392
Accepted 988 984 1,972
Acceptance Rate 9% 9% 9%
Enrolled 520 537 1,057
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 55% 54%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
34

Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dartmouth College is $80.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dartmouth College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dartmouth College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dartmouth College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182670 IPEDS survey data for Dartmouth College.

FAQs

Does Dartmouth College prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Dartmouth. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dartmouth College?

9% of those who apply are granted admission to Dartmouth. Admission competition is extreme and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dartmouth College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1440 and 1560. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dartmouth College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 35. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.