Dartmouth Accepted 483 ED Students for Class of 2019
The College admitted 483 members of the Class of 2019 early decision, about 26 percent of the 1,859-person applicant pool. The pool, originally reported by Dartmouth as 1,856 students, was the largest in College history.
Five hundred and seventy-eight students were denied admission, and 787 were deferred. Eleven students submitted incomplete applications.
The number of students accepted represents an increase from the 469 students accepted early decision to the Class of 2018. In 2012, 464 students received early admission acceptances.
Just under 90 percent of students from high schools that report rank are in the top 10 percent of their class, a decline from last year’s 94 percent.
Half of admitted students applied for financial aid, and 49 percent attend public high schools. Nine percent are the first generation in their family to attend college. Students of color are about 26 percent of all accepted students, and 8 percent of admitted students come from outside of the U.S.
Nineteen percent of students are children of Dartmouth alumni.
Dean of admissions and financial aid Maria Laskaris wrote in an email that the students admitted early decision will be about 41 percent of the Class of 2019. Of the 1,210 students who initially accepted offers to join the Class of 2018, 38.8 percent were admitted early decision. About a decade ago, this figure was 35 percent, but it has steadied at around 40 percent over the past five years.
About 16 percent of Harvard University early action applicants — or 977 students — were accepted yesterday. Brown University accepted 617 students, or just over 20 percent of early decision applicants.
Cornell University and Columbia University have released their decisions to applicants, but the universities have not published application figures.
The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University will notify applicants of their decisions next week.