Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Hanover - Admission

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    Estd 1769established year

    Dartmouth College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Dartmouth College USA, is a Liberals Arts College that offers admissions to undergraduate and graduate programs in ranging subject areas. It is known for its academic excellence and for its practice of individualized attention to its students in the US Education System. It accepts International Students from more than 57 countries around the world. 

    The institute not only looks for academic excellence but the overall personality within the context of each individual while evaluating the applications.  For the Undergraduate class of 2022, the University received around 22,033 applications out of which only 1,169 students enrolled. And hence, getting admission in the institute is not an easy task. The University offers scholarships and financial aid to around 48% of undergraduate students annually.

    The application process is online and the fee is different for various courses provided by the college at undergraduate and graduate level. They offer education in small class sizes and have a faculty count of more than 2,900. The campus life of the institute is a dream come true for international students who wish to Study in the USA

    Dartmouth College strongly favors and encourages the students to apply for Early Decision. This year, 46% of the applications were accepted when made for Early Decision. Admission is guaranteed for the students that manage to secure a minimum 730 in SAT Critical Reading EBRW, 750 in SAT Math and 33 in ACT test.

    Some salient points to be considered when applying for the college are as listed below,

    • It offers programs in the fields of Health, Literature, Business, Arts, Technology, Music, Economics, Science and Government. 
    • The application for Undergraduate students are made through Common Application
    • For Regular Students, Application deadline is January 2
    • Application fee is required. However, it varies according to the course. 
    • Students can apply for Financial Aid by February 1. 
    • Transcripts should be translated in English and may also be evaluated. They need to be sent directly to the College. 
    • Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the admission deadline  for MBA has been extended to June 1.   


    University Private
    Established  1769
    Type  Co - Educational 
    Mode of Application Online
    Mode of payment Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express 
    Application Deadline Early Decision - November 1
    Regular Decision -  January 2
    Average TOEFL Score iBT- 100
    Average IELTS Score 7
    Academic Calendar Semester Based
    Financial Aid Scholarships, Loans, Grants
    Work Experience  Required for Some Graduate Programs

    Admission Deadlines

    Dartmouth College has flexible admissions deadlines. Application begins from August 1. Students should apply as soon as possible, especially International Students. The admission deadlines for graduate students vary from course to course. Below are the admission deadlines for Undergraduate programs: 

    Admission  Application Deadline
    Early Decision November 1
    Regular Decision January 2

    International Student Admissions

    Dartmouth College, USA accepts International Students from all over the world around 57 Countries. The International Students must have completed equivalent Education to the requirements mentioned for various programs. The process for International Applicants and Domestic Students is quite similar except the fact that they need to submit some additional requirements.  

    How to apply?

    Application Portal: Students can apply through Common Application for undergraduate programs and College Websites for graduate programs. 

    Application Fee:  80 USD for Undergraduate Programs. It varies from course to course for International Graduate Applicants. 

    Basic Admission Requirements: International Applicants must fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for Dartmouth College Admissions: 

    • Completed application 
    • Official Transcripts of School
    • Proof of English Proficiency- TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 
    • Health Examination Report Form 
    • Personal Essay 
    • Scores of Entrance Exams to study in the USA. 
    •  Letter of Recommendations (Counselors + Teachers) 
    • Peer Recommendation (Optional) 
    • Personal Statement 
    • Resume (Graduate Students) 
    • Certificate of Finances 
    • Immigration document 

    If the transcripts are not in English then it must be translated and sent with certified translations in English.  Transcripts need to be sent to the College Directly. 

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    International Students need to demonstrate that they are proficient in English Language. One way to do so is Standardized English Proficiency test Scores. The minimum scores required are mentioned below: 

    Test  Minimum Score required
    TOEFL (iBT) 100
    IELTS 7
    Duolingo English Test 120

    The students who have completed their education from a University where English Proficiency is required and the Students from English Speaking Nations are exempted from these tests.

    Visa Process for International Students

    The Office of Visa and Immigration Services will guide students for the VISA Application. Students need to apply for an F1 Visa to Study in the USA. 

    The Steps involved in obtaining a VISA are:

    • The accepted students will be mailed the I-20 form along the acceptance letter. 
    • The applicant then needs to contact the US Embassy in their Home country and proceed with the application. 
    • They need to pay I-901 SEVIS Fee. 
    • The Documents required in the VISA Application are - Valid Passport, Certificate of Finances, Bank Statements, Transcripts, Standardized Scores, Acceptance Letter, Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form, Original I-20, Receipt of the payment of SEVIS Fee. 

    Dartmouth College Undergraduate Admissions

    Dartmouth College offers Undergraduate Degrees in the fields Art and Performing Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, and Social Science. 

    Application Portal: Students can apply through the Common Application portal.

    Application Fee:  80 USD (non-refundable) 

    Basic Admission Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Transcripts
    • Dartmouth strongly recommends the applicants to take two SAT subject tests.
    ACT Scores
    Average ACT Score 32
    25th Percentile ACT Score 30
    75th Percentile ACT Score 34
    SAT Scores
    Average Score 1478 (Math: 743; Reading: 735)
    25th Percentile SAT Score 1430 (Math: 720; Reading: 710)
    75th Percentile SAT Score 1560 (Math: 790; Reading: 770)

    Supporting Documents: Dartmouth writing supplement, school profile, 3 letters of recommendation (one letter from a counselor and two from teachers and one peer recommendation.

    Students applying for Visual & Performing Arts need to submit a portfolio/complete music audition.

    Dartmouth College Graduate Admissions

    Dartmouth College offers masters programs and doctoral programs. The details of the admission requirements are tabulated below: 

    Courses MBA Master of Engineering Management Master of Science in Engineering  Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Master in Public Health
    Application Portal Application Management portal. Online Application Online Application Online Application SOPHAS Application
    Admission Deadlines  Rounds Wise
    Round 4 - June 1
    March 15; April 20 January 1 Spring: October 1; Summer: February 15; Winter: July 15 Round 1 - December 1
    Round 2 - February 1
    Round 3 - April 15
    Round 4 - May 15
    Application Fee 250 USD 45 USD 45 USD 50 USD According to SOPHAS Guidelines
    Transcripts Required Required  Bachelor in Engineering/Engineering Technology Science. Required  (Undergraduate Degree) Required
    Letter of recommendation Required,3 Letters Required, 3 letters Required, 3 letters Required, 3 letter Required, 2 letter
    Essay/ Statement of Purpose Required Required  Required SOP Required Required
    Resume Required Not Required Not Required  Required Required
    GMAT/GRE Required ( No Minimum Score) GRE Required Required  Not Required Required
    (3.2  GPA PLUS  5 years of work experience required for waiver)
    Work Experience Required Not required Not required Not Required Not Required
    Interview Required Required  Not Required Required Not Required

    Dartmouth College, USA not only considers the academic requirements but also the accomplishments and potential in the applicants. Its evaluation is based within the context of each individual's environment. Students with extracurricular activities, community services and leadership experience have an edge over other students. 

    For various Graduate programs, students need to apply through its particular graduate school. Though an interview is not compulsory for certain programs but  is strongly recommended. International students should apply well before the time since the Visa application takes 6 to 8 weeks. The institute reviews the applications only after the deadlines end. Also, they do not offer admissions on a rolling basis and hence, following the dates is a must. 


    Ques. How much GPA is required for an Undergraduate Degree at Dartmouth College?

    Ans. You need to be an above average student to apply at Dartmouth College. There is no specific GPA requirement as applications are evaluated on case by case basis.

    Ques. What academic calendar does Dartmouth College follow?

    Ans. Dartmouth College follows a semester based calendar. More information and detailed academic calendar can be found on the official website.

    Ques. What are the most popular programs offered by Dartmouth College?

    Ans. Dartmouth College offers programs in the fields of Health , Literature, Business, Arts, Technology, Music, Economics, Science and Government.

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