Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dartmouth accepted 50 students from the waitlist for Class of 2015

A total of 1,114 students accepted Dartmouth’s admission offer, representing 52 percent of the 2,179 students who received admission to the College in March, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris said in an interview with The Dartmouth. Although this number represents a smaller figure than last year’s historically-large accepted class of 1,187 students, Laskaris said these numbers will likely fluctuate in the upcoming months.

“We have some students who will change their minds, decide to take a year off, or get off the waitlist of another school,” she said.

Laskaris said that although the number of students in the Class of 2014 was larger than in previous years, that was a one-time decision and the Admissions Office will return to its historic enrollment for future classes, she said.

Of the 1,800 students on the wait list, 50 students were accepted last week but were granted an extension to consider their admissions offer past the May 1 deadline, according to Laskaris.

The desired class size for the Class of 2015 is a maximum of 1,109 due to housing accommodations and College resources, Laskaris said.

Of the 1,114 students accepted to the Class of 2015, 35 percent are students of color and 7 percent are international students, according to Laskaris.

This year saw an increase in students from the West Coast and the New England regions, according to Laskaris.

Twenty five students were accepted as transfer students and most will be entering the College as sophomores, Laskaris said.

The yield rate for the Class of 2015 was “pretty much where our yield has always been,” Laskaris said.

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