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 an unexpected perspective to share. As a group, each incoming class is energetic, curious, values-driven, and diverse in a broadly-defined way.

Class of 2026 Application Profile

  • Applications: 28,336
  • Acceptances: 1,808
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.4%
  • Percent Enrolled Early Decision: 46%

Class of 2026 Enrolled Class Profile

  • Total Number of Students: 1,125
  • Men: 557
  • Women: 547
  • Genderqueer/Non-binary/Questioning: 21

Class of 2026 Academic Profile

Class Rank or Standing (when available)

  • Top Decile: 95%

Standardized Testing

Dartmouth College is test optional for the Class of 2027.

The standardized testing data presented below is for the Class of 2024, the most recent year in which applicants were required to submit scores to Dartmouth

  • SAT Critical Reading EBRW
    • Mean: 733
    • Median: 750
    • Mid 50% range: 710-770
  • SAT Math
    • Mean: 750
    • Median: 770
    • Mid 50% range: 730-790
  • ACT
    • Mean: 33
    • Mid 50% range: 32-35

Secondary School Attendance

  • Public Schools: 56%
  • Independent Schools: 32%
  • Religious Schools: 12%
  • Total Number of Schools Represented: 910

Class of 2026 Demographic Profile

  • First Generation in College: 16%
  • Legacy: 10%
  • Foreign Citizen: 15%
  • US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Asylee, or Undocumented: 85%
    • Students of Color 45%
      • African American: 11%
      • Asian American: 22%
      • Latino: 11%
      • Native American: 4% (including 26 tribal nations and communities)
      • Two or More Race/Ethnicities Reported: 17%
      • Figures do not add up to 45% due to some students' declarations of more than one race/ethnicity.

Geographic Representation

  • New England: 17%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 20%
  • Mid-West: 8%
  • South: 18%
  • West: 19%
  • International: 18%

Class of 2026 Financial Aid Profile

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 56%
  • Pell Eligible: 17% of US citizens & permanent residents
  • Low-Income Households: 25%
  • Average Need-Based Grant: $67,127
  • Total Scholarships Offered: $34.4 million