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Essay Breakdown: Dartmouth College

  • How to Write the Dartmouth College Supplemental Essays 2017-2018

    With only 4,300 undergraduate students, Dartmouth College is the smallest Ivy League school, and fosters a tight knit, liberal arts college type of environment dedicated to undergraduate education. Over 60% of students participate in Greek life, which is partially due to the rural, isolated nature of the campus. Dartmouth College is ranked 11th in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and boasts an acceptance rate of 10.4% for its Class of 2021, with 20,034 applicants. Famous alumni include media personalities such as Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling, authors such as Dr. Seuss and Robert Frost, and current Senators such as Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and John Hoeven (ND).

  • How to Write the Dartmouth College Application Essays 2016-2017

    Founded by Congregational Minister Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, Dartmouth College was originally created with the vision of educating Native Americans. Through its founding, Dartmouth College became one of merely nine colleges founded before the American Revolution. The year of establishment? 1769.

    Now, nearly 250 years later, Dartmouth College has become widely known as one of the top colleges in the world, including the honor of being one of the eight Ivy League schools. Unsurprisingly, a wide range of famous alumni call this school their alma mater, including Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), Meryl Streep, and Robert Frost.

    Dartmouth College is home to 6,000 students of countless backgrounds — including, of course, the Native American population that Dartmouth originally targeted. The school’s acceptance rate remains at a low 10.5%, which means more than enough competition for even the most highly motivated and accomplished applicants.

    That being said, it is essential to highlight your unique talents, skills, and interests in your application so that you can show your ability to do wonders with a Dartmouth education. The essay portion of Dartmouth’s application is one of your best opportunities to set yourself apart from other applicants. But how do you go about doing this?

    We’re here to help you with that! We here at CollegeVine will walk you through Dartmouth’s 2016-2017 essay prompts.

  • How to Write the Dartmouth College Application Essays 2015-2016

    Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth’s campus is surrounded by trees. You might not be able to tell from the outside, but within this often-cold forest you’ll find an Ivy League college home to over 4200 undergraduate students and over 40 academic departments. With notable Dartmouth alumni including Stephen Colbert, Mindy Kaling, Robert Frost, and […]

  • How to Tackle the Dartmouth Supplement and Peer Recommendation Letter 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Located in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth’s campus is surrounded by trees. You might not be able to tell from the outside, but within this often-cold forest you’ll find an Ivy League college home to over 4200 […]