What is Dartmouth Looking For?
If you are looking for a medium-sized liberal arts college focusing on undergraduate education that also happens to be an Ivy League school, then Dartmouth is the place for you. Dartmouth’s famous D-Plan, which is a flexible academic calendar system, allows students to intern or study abroad with ease.
Consequently, Dartmouth values qualities in students such as risk-taking, curiosity, and adventurousness.
Dartmouth rates every applicant in two separate areas on a 1 to 9 scale (9 being the highest and 1 being the lowest): (1) Academic Rating and (2) Personal Rating.
Dartmouth, like all Ivy League schools, looks for students who love learning for the sake of learning.
What is Dartmouth's current acceptance rate?
6.4% in 2021-2022 admissions cycle
Solomon Admissions works with all of our students to ensure you know all the ins and outs when applying to Dartmouth.
What is Solomon Admissions’ success rate for Dartmouth?
28.6% in 2021-2022 admissions cycle.
For the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, we had a 28.6% acceptance rate to Dartmouth. Solomon Admissions provided an advantage factor of 4.5X for our clients. You can see more of our acceptance rates here.
Dartmouth, like all Ivy League schools, looks for students who are specialists and not for students who are well-rounded.
Dartmouth Peer Recommendation
At Dartmouth, peer recommendations are highly encouraged to shed more light on a candidate’s personality and possible contribution to the campus.
Peer recommendations can confirm interests that the candidate has stated in other parts of the application and give the admissions committee insights into their personality.
At Dartmouth, only candidates in the middle of the pile go to the admissions committee for a vote. Dartmouth also seeks out greater diversity in its incoming class and tends not to favor legacies as much as the other Ivies.
During the past decade, Dartmouth has made a push to improve its engineering program. Since Dartmouth’s engineering program has historically lagged behind those at other Ivy League institutions such as Cornell and Princeton, Dartmouth is very receptive to strong engineering applicants.