Dartmouth College has released its Regular Decision notifications for the Class of 2023. In all, between Early Decision and Regular Decision, the College on the Hill received 23,650 applications — up by a margin of 7.3% from this time last year. The figure marked a new record for the centuries old institution. This comes after an Early Decision round that also set new benchmarks. Of the total pool of applicants to Dartmouth’s Class of 2023, 7.9% earned admission. This admit rate also marked a record for the school.
Breakdown of Dartmouth’s Admits to the Class of 2023
As reports Wally Joe Cook for “The Dartmouth” in a piece entitled “Dartmouth admits record-low 7.9 percent of applicants to Class of 2023,” “A record 16 percent of the admitted class of 1,876 prospective students are first generation college students, and about 40 percent come from low or middle-income families. The Office of Admissions defines a low or middle-class household as a household with less than $200,000 in annual income, according to vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid Lee Coffin. Ninety-two of the accepted students matched with Dartmouth through QuestBridge, a program that helps low-income students find post-secondary educational opportunities.”
Among U.S. citizens, admitted students — 9% of whom are Dartmouth legacies — hail from all 50 states in our union as well as from Puerto Rico, Guam, and Washington, D.C. 19% of U.S.-based admits hail from New England and 41% hail from the south or west. Interestingly, Dartmouth noted that 13% are from rural America. While we applaud Dartmouth’s outreach to students in rural America, it would be nice to know which states / regions these rural Americans live! Anyhow, 12% of admitted students are citizens of other nations in our world. Among the most represented nations among admits are: China, Canada, Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to our students who will be members of Dartmouth’s Class of 2023! We’re so proud of you. Go Big Green!