Early Decision Applications Set a New College Record

Dartmouth is the first choice for a record number of students seeking admission to the Class of 2019.

The College has received 1,856 early decision applications. Applications were due Nov. 1. That figure is a new high for Dartmouth and marks a greater than 10 percent increase over the number of early decision applications submitted for the Class of 2018.

Dartmouth is the first choice for a record number of students seeking admission to the Class of 2019. (Photo by Josh Renaud ’17)

“Although it’s too soon to know what the overall applicant pool will look like, the number of students who have identified Dartmouth as their clear first choice is very encouraging,” says Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris ’84. “The record number of early decision applicants comes on the heels of a terrific yield for the Class of 2018 and a busy summer and fall of welcoming visitors to campus.”

By applying early decision, prospective first-year students commit to accepting an offer of admission if one is made by the College.

The College has received 1,856 early decision applications, a new record. (Graphic by Richard Clark)

Last year’s admissions process for the Class of 2018 saw accepted students choose to enroll at Dartmouth at a higher rate than in any previous year, pushing the College’s yield—the number of admitted students who enroll— to 52 percent, up from yield of 48 percent the year before.

Last year, Dartmouth admitted 469 students to the Class of 2018 as early decision applicants, out of a pool of 1,682. Admissions results for early decision applicants for the Class of 2019 will be finalized in mid-December.

The application deadline for regular decision applications is Jan. 1, 2015.