Acceptances went out to 1,881 applicants, third lowest acceptance rate in Dartmouth history.
Dartmouth has offered admission to 1,881 applicants to the Class of 2024, Lee Coffin
The news is a reminder that the ordinary cycle of the academic year continues, even in extraordinary times, which have seen Dartmouth—like other colleges and universities in the country—shift to remote classes during the spring term in response to the covid-19 pandemic.
But there is nothing ordinary about these prospective new members of the Dartmouth community, Coffin says. "This is an exceptional group of students—as talented, motivated, curious, and engaged as any Dartmouth has ever admitted. They make me optimistic about the future."
The admitted students—who come from all 50 states and 71 countries—
The prospective class includes 62% who applied for financial aid and 17% who are projected to be eligible for Pell grants, federal awards offered to students from the lowest socioeconomic quartile.
"That figure is phenomenal," Coffin added.
"The global signature of the '24s is strong," Coffin says.
"We want to make sure students and their families have all the information they need to make their decision."
As usual, the reply deadline for enrollments in May 1 for a projected class of 1,150 students in September.
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