The Ivy Coach Daily
March 31, 2023
Dartmouth College Waitlist Acceptance Rate
The below is Dartmouth College’s waitlist data for the Class of 2026 through 2008, covering 19 years of waitlist statistics for the College on the Hill. This data is drawn from the figures Dartmouth self-reported to The Common Data Set.
Dartmouth Waitlist Acceptance Rates and Statistics
|Dartmouth College Class Year||Number of Students Waitlisted to Dartmouth||Number of Students Who Chose to Join Dartmouth Waitlist||Number of Students Accepted Off Dartmouth Waitlist||Dartmouth Waitlist Acceptance Rate|
|Dartmouth Class of 2027||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Dartmouth Class of 2026||3,933||2,753||121||4.4%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2025||2,661||1,945||95||4.88%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2024||2,151||1,381||0||0%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2023||1,925||1,292||0||0%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2022||2,021||1,345||0||0%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2021||2,064||1,352||16||1.18%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2020||1,852||963||129||13.4%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2019||1,855||1,133||0||0%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2018||1,691||970||87||8.97%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2017||1,736||814||82||10.07%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2016||1,983||1,047||91||8.69%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2015||1,745||1,027||25||2.43%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2014||1,532||927||81||8.74%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2013||1,568||883||41||4.64%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2012||1,381||797||0||0%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2011||1,166||669||36||5.38%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2010||1,200||700||16||2.29%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2009||1,275||790||24||3.04%|
|Dartmouth Class of 2008||1,296||840||54||6.43%|
Your Chances of Admission to Dartmouth After Being Waitlisted
Over the last 19 admissions cycles (from 2022 through 2003), Dartmouth’s average waitlist acceptance rate has been 4.48%
But, of course, Dartmouth’s waitlist acceptance rate can vary rather significantly, depending on the year. After all, there are some years — like for the Dartmouth Classes of 2012, 2019, and 2022-2024 — in which Dartmouth does not turn to its waitlist. Yet there are other years — like for the Dartmouth Classes of 2014, 2016, and 2020 — in which Dartmouth admits relatively high percentages of students out of limbo.
It all revolves around a single figure: Dartmouth’s yield (or the percentage of admitted students who choose to enroll). The higher Dartmouth’s yield, the lower the likelihood they reach deep into their waitlist.
As we tell our students at Ivy Coach, there are some things you can control, and there are some things you can’t. How far Dartmouth will reach down its waitlist for the Class of 2027 is not in a student’s control. But how they approach the waitlist is entirely in their control.
Your Chances of Admission to Dartmouth After Being Waitlisted with Ivy Coach’s Help
Over the last 30 years, around 48% of students who first come to Ivy Coach after being placed on the Dartmouth waitlist earn admission — higher than any other institution. It’s a figure we’re incredibly proud of, and, in fact, in some circles, Ivy Coach is known as “The Dartmouth Whisperer.” Bo knows baseball. Ivy Coach knows Dartmouth.
So why does Ivy Coach have such success with Dartmouth’s waitlist? It boils down to Ivy Coach’s tried and true method of optimizing a student’s chances for admission after being placed in limbo. That two-step process is as follows:
- Complete Ivy Coach’s PostMortem application review. We must see what a student did right and what they did wrong. The narrative we help craft can’t be out of left field. Rather, it needs to be consistent with the story conveyed in The Common Application and Dartmouth supplement — just told much more compellingly.
- Submit a compelling Letter of Continued Interest. Most students know they should submit a letter after being placed in limbo to earn admission. And most know they should do so promptly. But most students send the wrong kind of letter. Ivy Coach’s letters to Dartmouth contain no brags or updates. It’s a big reason why they’re so successful. We inspire Dartmouth admissions officers to go to bat for our students!
Getting Started with Ivy Coach on Dartmouth Waitlist
If you’re interested in optimizing your case for admission off Dartmouth College’s waitlist with former Dartmouth admissions officer and Dartmouth alumnus Ben Schwartz of Ivy Coach, fill out Ivy Coach’s free consultation form and indicate that Dartmouth has waitlisted you. We’ll contact you in short order. We understand that time is of the essence and that your letter needs to go to Dartmouth immediately.
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