Early Admissions & Regular Decision

Dartmouth College Admissions

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Dartmouth received 2,270 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2021. This number represents an increase of 13.5 percent over last year’s early decision pool of 1,999 applicants. Dartmouth accepted 565 ED applications – 10 more than last year’s 555 students. The 565 students will compose approximately 47 percent of the Class of 2022 estimated at 1,200 students. This year’s 24.9 percent acceptance rate is a decrease from last year’s 27.8 percent.



The College offered admission to the Class of 2022 to 1,925 students for an overall acceptance rate of 8.74 percent, down from last year’s 10.44 percent acceptance rate when Dartmouth College extended offers of admission to 2,092 applicants for its Class of 2021. The total number of accepted students includes the 565 admitted through the early decision process in December. The overall number of applicants surged by 10 percent to 22,003 students from last year‘s 20,034 applicants.

The Class of 2022 is comprised of 15 percent first-generation college students, 11 percent foreign citizens and nine percent legacy students. Half of those admitted who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are also students of color and 59 percent of the accepted class attend a public or charter school.

Accepted students hail from all 50 U.S. states and from Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands. California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas have the most accepted students. Out of the 65 countries represented in the accepted class, the foreign countries with the most accepted students are Brazil, Canada, China, India and the United Kingdom.