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May 29, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Dartmouth admits 24.9 percent of early applicants

Dartmouth admitted 565 students to the Class of 2022 from a record-high 2,270 early applicants.

The admitted students represent 24.9 percent of applicants, down from last year’s early decision acceptance rate of 27.8 percent and the lowest rate since 2010. The admitted students will comprise about 47 percent of the incoming class, in line with last year.

The early application pool was 13.5 percent larger than last year’s pool of 1,999 applicants. The number of early-admitted students is a slight increase from last year’s total of 555 students. The results were released online to applicants on Dec. 14.

Ninety-five percent of the admitted students are expected to be in the top 10 percent of their class, up from 92 percent last year. The class also had higher average scores on the ACT and SAT compared to last year’s early decision admits.

For the Class of 2022, 33 percent of those accepted are students of color, 10 percent are foreign citizens and 13 percent are first-generation college students, all increases compared to last year. Sixteen percent of the admitted students are legacies, students whose parents attended Dartmouth.

Twenty-six students were admitted through the QuestBridge program, which matches strong students from low-income backgrounds with higher education institutions.

Fifty-two percent of students were accepted with financial aid, while 12 percent are eligible for Pell Grants.

Students were accepted from 44 states, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., with the largest contingent of students hailing from California. Internationally, the admitted students represent 23 countries, with the highest number of students from Canada, Brazil, Kenya, the United Kingdom and China.