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Getting Ready for the Class of 2012

Dartmouth has extended offers of admission to 2,190 applicants for its Class of 2012, from a pool of 16,536-the largest number of applicants in the College's history and 2,361 more than applied for last year's entering class-an increase of more than 16.6 percent. Sons and daughters of Dartmouth alumni totaled 164 admits. "The large number of students applying combined with their impressive academic credentials were some of the factors that made this the most competitive admissions year in Dartmouth history," says Maria Laskaris '84, dean of admissions and financial aid. The admissions rate was tighter this year at 13.2 percent, down by two percent from the 2011 class rate. The group of applicants admitted is also record-setting for Dartmouth in the areas of academic achievement and diversity: 38.5 percent of those with a class rank are valedictorians and 43 percent are students of color.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08