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Dartmouth Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Dartmouth will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Dartmouth Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Dartmouth College Overview

Dartmouth College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth was founded in 1769 and now enrolls around 6,290 students a year, including 4,170 undergrads. Dartmouth provides on-campus housing for up to 3,733 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Dartmouth! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Dartmouth's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Dartmouth students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Dartmouth has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Dartmouth has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Dartmouth on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Dartmouth on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 2. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

2021 Dartmouth Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 9%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 26%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 57%
Tuition $58,953

Is Dartmouth a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer sense of what Dartmouth offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Dartmouth College

It is extremely difficult to get into Dartmouth. In 2021, Dartmouth accepted just 9% of all applicants. Out of 21,392 applications received in 2021, 1,972 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dartmouth

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Dartmouth, around 96% come back their sophomore year. Dartmouth's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 95%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Dartmouth Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Dartmouth's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $6 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Dartmouth spends about $28,084 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Dartmouth

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Dartmouth meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Dartmouth full-time are awarded $56,579 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,850 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Dartmouth. Based on this information, how does Dartmouth sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Dartmouth a good school for you?

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Where is Dartmouth?

Dartmouth is located in the small town setting of Hanover, New Hampshire.

If you want to see Dartmouth for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Hanover, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lebanon Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Dartmouth and Hanover are like without leaving home.

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College Info

6016 McNutt Hall Hanover, NH 03755

Campus Setting: Small Town

Dartmouth Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 2

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dartmouth is Jan 2.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dartmouth is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Dartmouth ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 35

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dartmouth is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Dartmouth. Students with an ACT score that falls between 32 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 32 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dartmouth SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1430 - 1550


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 770

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dartmouth students is 1482. Applicants with SAT scores of 1550 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dartmouth, while applicants with SAT scores between 1430 to 1550 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1430 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Dartmouth is like? There are approximately 6,290 students enrolled at Dartmouth, including 4,170 undergraduate students and 2,120 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 3% percent are from NH and 97% percent of students are from other states.


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