Record applications at Dartmouth! Dartmouth College marks the first Ivy League college to report their Early Decision / Early Action application figures for this admissions cycle. And what an Early Decision pool it is for Dartmouth. The school in Hanover, New Hampshire has received 1,856 Early Decision applications. This figure is up 10% from last year, when 1,678 applicants applied through the binding program. And while last year was an off year for Dartmouth, the school has more than bounced back with this new record mark.
Last year, Dartmouth experienced a 14% drop in Regular Decision applications (read our Founder, Bev Taylor’s, remarks on the decline last year on the pages of “The Dartmouth”), though the College on the Hill did indeed secure a high yield. 1,801 marked the previous Early Decision record for Dartmouth and that was for the Class of 2016. According to an article on the record applications at Dartmouth via Early Decision this year, “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.”
Congratulations to Dartmouth College on their record Early Decision applicant pool for this admissions cycle. Do you think the other seven Ivy League colleges will also break records? Let us know your thoughts by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.