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How I got into Dartmouth (Interview 1)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019


SAT: 1510 (770 Math, 740 Reading)

ACT: 35 (35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 35 Science)

GPA: 3.96

Rank in Class: 2

Size of Class: 317

Ap's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, English Language, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.


  • I was the president of my class in my freshman year through to my senior year

  • I was the captain of my schools lacrosse and football teams from my freshman year until my senior year

  • I was the founder and president of my schools Business Club and served as its president from my sophomore year until my senior year

Personal Story

"Getting into Dartmouth was amazing!

It's not a Harvard, Princeton, or Yale, but it's still an absolutely amazing school and is arguably better than the other Ivys. The campus is beautiful and is surrounded by so much nature and natural beauty unlike Boston and Princeton. Hanover is simply gorgeous and is its own self contained place. Finally, the city is a lot calmer than the others and people can actually learn here without the hustle and bustle of college life running them over.

It is a phenomenal school and I was so excited to get in!"

Useful Advice

"START YOUR APPLICATIONS EARLY! Oh my goodness, I wish I had applied earlier than I did. I naively though that using a month to get my applications ready for the fall would be enough to type a quality essay, get my recommendation letters, and get everything in order before the deadline rolled around.

I was wrong.

It was so stressful running around having to remind teachers about the deadline while writing supplemental after supplemental and essay after essay because they weren't good enough in my eyes. I remember that it got so bad at some points that I had two mental breakdowns and it took an hour of consoling from my mom to calm me down and get me back on track.

If I had started a month earlier that would have changed everything. My essays would have been so much better. My supplements would have been phenomenal, and my recommendation letters would have been so great that it would have gotten me into Harvard. If I wanted to go.

For anyone applying, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! It will save you so much stress and mental anguish."

Dartmouth Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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