Students were notified of their acceptance on March 27 at 5 p.m., after they logged in to a secure website. Admissions officers expect to enroll approximately 1,110 students in the Class of 2018.
“As a staff, we’ve spent months reviewing applications, multiple times. The glimpses we’ve had into their lives—through their stories, and their dreams and aspirations, as well as their many accomplishments—have been inspiring and moving,” says Maria Laskaris ’84, dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. “We are greatly looking forward to welcoming these exemplary students to the Dartmouth family.”
Dartmouth continues to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds from across the country and around the globe. International students comprise 8 percent of the admitted group, including Dartmouth’s first-ever admitted students from Fiji and Iran. With average SAT scores in the 98th percentile nationwide, 97 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2018 rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Their academic interests span 54 of Dartmouth’s academic departments and interdisciplinary programs; the most cited areas of academic interest include biology, engineering, economics, neuroscience, and chemistry.
“These students possess a broad intellectual curiosity, and their academic opportunities at Dartmouth will be enhanced by President Hanlon’s desire to emphasize experiential learning and to focus scholarship on addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues,” says Laskaris. “Dartmouth students have always cared deeply about helping to solve the world’s troubles, and the admitted students share that same concern and compassion.”