“In my kitchen, I grew up surrounded by chopsticks and seaweed.”

“My identity came to me in waves—first black, then woman, then gay.”

“I’m a drop of honey in a bowl of milk.”

“I am a rare thing—a vegetarian Argentinian.”

 

 

Who is Dartmouth?

Each year, we are inspired by the quality and diversity of the incoming Dartmouth class. We think you will be, too. We look for students who let their lives speak. Each has an intriguing story or unexpected perspective to share. As a group, each incoming class is energetic, curious, values-driven, and diverse in a broadly-defined way.

Basic Class Profile

  • Total Number of Students: 1,217
  • Men: 635
  • Women: 582
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 46%
  • Pell Eligible: 15%
  • Low-Income Households: 18%
  • Average Need-Based Grant: $49 thousand
  • Total Scholarships Offered: $102 million
  • First Generation in College: 13%

Secondary School Attendance

  • Public Schools: 58%
  • Independent Schools: 30%
  • Religious Schools: 12%
  • Total Number of Schools Represented: 939

Geographic Representation

  • New England: 22%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 21%
  • Mid-West: 9%
  • South: 16%
  • West: 21%
  • International: 11%

Backgrounds
Figures do not add up to 100% due to some students' declarations of more than one category.

  • African-American: 9%
  • Asian American: 20%
  • Caucasian: 57%
  • Latino: 10%
  • Native American: 4%
  • Multi-Racial: 7%
  • No Response: 1%
  • Students of Color: 40%
  • Foreign Citizen: 8%

Class Rank (when available)

  • Top Decile: 93%

Standardized Testing

  • SAT Critical Reading EBRW
    • Mean: 735

    • Median: 750
    • Mid 50% range: 710-770
  • SAT Math
    • Mean: 743

    • Median: 760
    • Mid 50% range: 720-790
  • ACT
    • Mean: 32
    • Mid 50% range: 30-34