A record-high number of people — 1,856 — applied early decision to Dartmouth this year. The number of early applicants is more than 10 percent higher than last year’s figure, initially reported as 1,678 applicants.
As of press time, no other Ivy League college had released early admissions data.
Average standardized test scores, class ranks and racial and geographic makeup for the Class of 2019 early decision applicant pool are currently unavailable because admissions officers have not yet fully processed secondary school reports, dean of admissions and financial aid Maria Laskaris said, but she noted that this marks the first time in two years that more women than men applied early decision.
Laskaris said the higher early decision application numbers likely resulted from recruiting road trips and connections that prospective applicants make on campus visits.