The Ivy Coach Daily

January 4, 2018

Dartmouth Class of 2022 Early Decision Statistics

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Ivy Coach is cited in today’s “The Dartmouth” in a piece about the Early Decision admits to the Class of 2022.

The Dartmouth Class of 2022 Early Decision statistics are in and we’ve got them for our readers. In all, 565 students earned admission to the Dartmouth College Class of 2022 this Early Decision cycle. These 565 students were drawn from a pool of 2,270 Early Decision applicants to the College on the Hill. It marked the largest Early Decision applicant pool in the school’s history. The admission rate stood at 24.9%. If history is any indication, about 1,200 students will ultimately be members of Dartmouth’s Class of 2022 since the school fills about 47% of its seats in the incoming class through Early Decision.
Early Decision applications to Dartmouth indeed soared this year — from a historical perspective. Comb through the last 15 years worth of Early Decision data and you won’t see a bigger year-to-year spike in ED applications. Only the University of Pennsylvania had bigger year-to-year gains in Early Decision applications this cycle among the Ivy League colleges. It’s Dartmouth’s Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Lee Coffin’s second Early Decision cycle at Dartmouth after coming over from Tufts University and he’s seen year-to-year gains in the ED application pool each year. The College on the Hill also happened to admit more students this Early Decision cycle than ever before in its march toward a higher overall enrollment. So the trend at Dartmouth, under Coffin, is more Early Decision applications, a lower admission rate, and higher overall enrollment.

Congratulations to all of our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission to Dartmouth College this Early Decision cycle. You continued our streak of 13 straight years without a single deferral or denial in the Dartmouth Early Decision cycle.

Breakdown of the Dartmouth Class of 2022 Early Decision Admits

In a piece in “The Dartmouth” in which Ivy Coach is cited by Eileen Brady entitled “College admits 565 students from record-large pool,” Brady writes, “The number of applications increased 13.6 percent from last year. According to a College news release, the group of admitted students, who will make up roughly 47 percent of the incoming freshman class, includes 145 student athletes, 26 QuestBridge finalists and almost 100 valedictorians and salutatorians…The Class of 2021 yielded 1,279 students, the largest class in Dartmouth’s history. The numbers come as Dartmouth enlists a task force to examine increasing enrollment numbers. A student body size of 1,200 would be a 4.9 percent increase over the average class size from the five class years prior to the Class of 2021.”

Socioeconomic Diversity of the Dartmouth Class of 2022

When folks suggest that they are hesitant to apply to a school in the Early Decision round because they wish to be able to compare financial aid packages among various schools, we have long suggested that this is most unwise — not only because of the advantage of applying Early but also because one doesn’t need to compare aid packages. After all, as the Founder of Ivy Coach, Bev Taylor, is quoted in today’s piece in “The Dartmouth, America’s oldest college newspaper, “’There is no reason for you to wait and compare packages when you have the net price calculator,’ said founder of college admissions consulting firm Ivy Coach Bev Taylor, emphasizing that students who need financial aid are no longer at a disadvantage when applying early since they can compare the costs of different schools prior to applying.” We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. Oh wait.

Coffin confirmed the value-add of the Net Price Calculator, particularly the new one (MyinTuition). As Brady writes, “This year’s pool of early decision applications was comprised of a more diverse socioeconomic class than past years, a change that Coffin said likely resulted from the implementation of a new net price calculator this year, MyinTuition, which is being used for the first time by 15 colleges and universities. While the College offered a net price calculator in the past, MyinTuition is more straightforward and easier to use, according to Coffin. Dartmouth saw the second-highest traffic on the calculator of the 15 participating schools, which Coffin believes translated into more early decision applicants from lower and middle socioeconomic backgrounds.”

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