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Dartmouth College Releases Class of 2026 Acceptance Results

11 APR 2022

It was also another record application year for Dartmouth College. The prestigious Ivy League college received 28,336 applications, just 21 less than last year’s record of 28,357 and a 33% increase from the previous year. Dartmouth extended admissions offers to just 1,767 students. 

Dartmouth College’s incoming Class of 2026 included a diverse group of innovators and world-changers. “Reading this year’s applicant pool, and shaping a class from its impressive depth, was inspiring and humbling,” said Lee Coffin, Vice Provost of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Dartmouth’s acceptance rate for the Class of 2026 was just 6.2%, tying the Class of 2025 as the most selective admission cycle in the school’s history. 

The acceptance rate cannot capture the intellectual engagement and personal vibrancy showcased across the pool, and the Admissions Committee was excited to see the palpable connection students outlined between their college aspirations and Dartmouth’s signature strengths.

- Lee Coffin, Vice Provost of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


The admitted student pool came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Marianas Islands. International students came from 73 countries across every continent, with the UK, Canada, China, and India with the most international students.

Dartmouth’s Class of 2026 stats:

  • 53% students of color
  • 17% first-generation college students
  • 15% live in a rural community
  • 60% attended public high schools
  • 63% applied for need-based financial aid
  • 19% qualified for Pell Grants

The official announcement was made on Dartmouth’s website Ivy Day, March 31, 2022.

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Dartmouth’s Expanded Need-Blind Admissions to International Students

This year, Dartmouth expanded its need-blind admissions policy to all applicants, regardless of citizenship. As of result of this new policy, Dartmouth saw a 2% increase in admitted international students. In total, 15% of the Class of 2026 are international citizens.

“The dynamism and depth of Dartmouth’s global applicant pool was incredible,” Coffin says. “The universal need-blind admission policy was a wonderful new opportunity to consider these candidacies on their academic and personal merit.”

Dartmouth Acceptance Rate and Admission Stats for Class of 2026

Dartmouth College Class of 2026 Acceptance Rates
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Regular Applications25,7031,2074.7%
Early Applications2,63356020.38%

Dartmouth Regular Admissions Results for the Class of 2026

Two years ago, Dartmouth College saw a significant increase in its number of applications. Although Dartmouth received 21 fewer applications this year than the Class of 2025, it was still a substantial increase from the Class of 2024.

During the regular admission round, Dartmouth received 25,703 applications for its incoming Class of 2026 and accepted just 1,207 students. As one of the prestigious Ivy League universities, Dartmouth only admitted 4.7% of students in the regular admissions round.

Dartmouth Early Admissions Results for the Class of 2026

Dartmouth College reported its Early Admission results for the Class of 2026 in December 2021. Of the 2,633 students who applied in the early round, the college accepted just 560 or 20.38%. Early round admissions percentages tend to be much higher than regular admission numbers. To increase your chances of getting into Dartmouth, we recommend you apply early.

Dartmouth Regular Admissions Results over the Past Three Years

While the number of applicants to Dartmouth grew by 33% from 2020 to 2021, applications remained steady between 2021 to 2022. The charts below show Dartmouth’s application and acceptance numbers over the past three years.

Dartmouth Overall Admissions Acceptance Rates
Class of 2024 Class of 2025Class of 2025
Total First-Year Applicants21,39428,35728,336
Admitted Applicants1,8811,7491,767
Overall Admission Rate8.8%6.17%6.2%
Dartmouth Early Decision Acceptance Rates
Class of 2024Class of 2025Class of 2026
Total ED Applicants2,0692,6642,633
Total ED Admissions Rate26.4%21.25%20.38%

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Crimson students are getting into Dartmouth! We already have 6+ students reporting acceptance to Dartmouth, with more on the way! Congratulations to all the Crimson students accepted into Dartmouth’s Class of 2026!

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More than 489 Crimson students have been admitted to the Ivy League! Here is a breakdown of Crimson’s Class of 2026 acceptance numbers.

  • 119+ Crimson Ivy League offers, including 83 offers to the most competitive Ivies — Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, and UPenn.
  • UPenn offers included several to Penn’s Wharton School of Business and the prestigious Huntsman Program.
  • 77+ offers to US Top 10 universities, including Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, John Hopkins, and Caltech.
  • 81+ UC Berkeley and UCLA offers

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