Dartmouth College GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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Dartmouth College Admissions Standards

Dartmouth College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission
Dartmouth College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data Courtesy of Cappex.

Dartmouth College is a member of the Ivy League as well as one of the country's most selective colleges. Only about 11 percent of applicants are accepted.

You will need good high school performance, as 93 percent of students admitted are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. For those admitted in the class of 2020, these were the average test scores:

  • SAT Critical Reading: Mean 717. Middle 50 percent 670 to 780
  • SAT Math: Mean 723. Middle 50 percent 680 to 780
  • SAT Writing: Mean 722. Middle 50 percent 670 to 780
  • ACT: Mean 32. Middle 50 percent 30 to 34

They don't have specific high school course requirements, but suggest four years of English, mathematics, social science, laboratory science, and foreign language.

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Dartmouth GPA, SAT, and ACT Graph

In the graph above, the blue and green represent accepted students. You can see that the great majority of students who got into Dartmouth College are concentrated in the upper right corner of the graph. This means they tend to have "A" averages, an ACT composite score above 25, and a combined SAT score (RW+M new SAT; CR+M old SAT) of above 1250. Hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a lot of red, for even students with 4.0 GPAs and high test scores get rejected from Dartmouth. It's one of the reasons that all students should consider Dartmouth a reach school, even if your scores are on target for admission.

At the same time, if your heart is set on Dartmouth and your grades or test scores are a little below the norm, don't give up all hope. As the graph shows, a few students were accepted with test scores and grades that are a little less than ideal. Dartmouth College, like all members of the Ivy League, has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. Students who show some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will often get a close look even if grades and test scores are a little less than perfect.

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