Dartmouth Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Dartmouth College
How hard is it to get into Dartmouth and can I get accepted? The school has a 9% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in New Hampshire for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,925 out of 22,033 applicants were admitted making Dartmouth an extremely competitive school to get into with a very low chance of acceptance - even for applicants with the highest scores and grades. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Dartmouth College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 61% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dartmouth College is a prized outcome for many students.
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Dartmouth SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT58%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||700|
|SAT Math 25th||720|
|SAT Composite 25th||1420|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||770|
|SAT Math 75th||790|
|SAT Composite 75th||1560|
|Average SAT Score||1490|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dartmouth College?
Dartmouth College typically requires applicants to be in the top 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1420 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 1350. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1490 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in New Hampshire for highest average SAT composite score. 58 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1560 and Above||Good||>14%|
|1490 to 1560||Avg +||9%-14%|
|1420 to 1490||Avg -||5%-9%|
|1350 to 1420||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 1350||Low||<3%|
Dartmouth ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT41%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||33|
|ACT Math 25th||29|
|ACT Composite 25th||31|
|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 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 29 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 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 for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dartmouth College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>14%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||9%-14%|
|31 to 33||Avg -||5%-9%|
|29 to 31||Reach||3%-5%|
|Less than 29||Low||<3%|
Avg. High School GPA3.9*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Dartmouth College. 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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||60%||61%||61%|
What are the requirements for admission to Dartmouth College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
58% of students submit their SAT scores to Dartmouth. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1420 and 1560. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.