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Dartmouth Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Dartmouth College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Dartmouth College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Dartmouth and can I get accepted? The school has a 10% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,093 out of 20,035 applicants were admitted making Dartmouth a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 58% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dartmouth College is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Dartmouth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Dartmouth College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 730
SAT Math 25th 750
SAT Composite 25th 1480
SAT Scores for Dartmouth College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 800
SAT Composite 75th 1570
Average SAT Score 1530

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

Dartmouth College typically requires applicants to be in the top 1 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1480 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 1430. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1530 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dartmouth College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1570 and Above Good >16%
1525 to 1570 Avg + 10%-16%
1480 to 1525 Avg - 6%-10%
1435 to 1480 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 1435 Low <4%
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Dartmouth ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Dartmouth College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Dartmouth College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in New Hampshire for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dartmouth College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dartmouth College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >16%
32 to 34 Avg + 10%-16%
30 to 32 Avg - 6%-10%
28 to 30 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 28 Low <4%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Dartmouth College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

90% 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 90%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Dartmouth College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,548 9,487 20,035
Accepted 1,048 1,045 2,093
Acceptance Rate 10% 11% 10%
Enrolled 582 633 1,215
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 56% 61% 58%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dartmouth College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Dartmouth College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank 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.