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About Dartmouth

Dartmouth College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Hanover, NH.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth currently enrolls around 6,290 students a year, including 4,170 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $5,975,180,000. The school spends $28,084 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Dartmouth

Acceptance rate: 9%

Mean ACT score: 33

Mean SAT score: 1482

Offers early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Dartmouth is January 2

All regular decision applicants should hear back April 1.

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Dartmouth Acceptance Rate

Admission to Dartmouth is extremely difficult. The acceptance rate at Dartmouth is 9 percent. Out of 21,392 applications received, 1,972 students received an admissions offer.

The mean SAT scores for students who get into Dartmouth is 1482. The mean ACT scores is 33.

Is Dartmouth a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 96 percent of students who start at Dartmouth come back the next year. Out of the 1,152 students who started at Dartmouth as first-time freshman, 1,006 graduate within four years.

Dartmouth's six-year graduation for undergrads is 95 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 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.

Based on this information, how does Dartmouth sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Dartmouth a good school for YOU?

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Dartmouth's application deadline is January 1. All applicants should hear back from Dartmouth by April 1.

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above


32 to 35


32 and Less


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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

1450 - 1550


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 770

Dartmouth Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Dartmouth is like? There are approximately 6,608 students enrolled at Dartmouth, including 4,459 undergraduate students and 2,149 graduate students. 99% 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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