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Over 2,000 students apply for Dartmouth early decision

December 19, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College says its early decision applications for the class of 2022 soared to 13.5 percent over last year’s record pool, reaching an all-time high of 2,270 applications.

Early acceptances to the incoming class were extended on Dec. 14 to 565 students, for an acceptance rate of 24.9 percent, the lowest since 2010. Early enrollees will make up approximately 47 percent of next year’s entering class.

The college says last year, 17 early decision students took a gap year, and admissions this year factored that increasing trend into their enrollment projection.

The students also have set several demographic records: 13 percent will be the first in their family to attend college; 10 percent are foreign citizens; and 33 percent are Americans of color.

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