Application Essay - Dartmouth College

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How to Write the Dartmouth College Application Essays 2016-2017

Aliette Frank ’00, an environmental and evolutionary biology major, is the faculty lead on the program, building the curriculum and working with students over seven weeks to help them perform field work and create projects. In high school, Frank attended a field studies program in Alaska, and even wrote her Dartmouth application essay about being on an almost all-male ropes course trip and how she was able to break social norms in that environment. The outdoor opportunities drew her to Dartmouth.

How to Write the Dartmouth College Application Essays 2015-2016

Finally, for those of you with legal names that don’t have too much hidden meaning, there is always the option to talk about a nickname you have. By writing about a nickname that you have and telling the story behind it (or a story associated with it), you can launch into an essay that reveals a defining part of your personality. For example, if your nickname is “Bei Bei,” which in Chinese means “treasure,” you could recount how you were spoiled as a child. From there you could launch into an introspective anecdote in which one day you realized that caring about others is far more rewarding than caring only about yourself. In this instance, admissions officers who read your essay would now understand why your application is filled with community service. Choosing to write about a nickname certainly can give you the most flexible options. Our only advice is to not make up any nicknames—even if you can craft a pretty convincing essay, the idea of getting into Dartmouth by writing about a fake nickname will probably make you feel pretty uncomfortable.

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How was Dartmouth College fortunate enough to attract this young man from Ohio? A trip east making college visits coincidentally landed you, Jim Adler '60, '61Tu, in Hanover on Dartmouth Night during Homecoming Weekend. The deal was sealed as far as you were concerned. A few weeks later, you wrote in your college application essay, "At Dartmouth during my recent tour of New England colleges, I found a group of people held together by one tremendous tie - Dartmouth College. The spirit and sense of pride I found at Dartmouth moved me very much."

Dec 21, 2016 - John Mbugua '19 sporting his Dartmouth sweatshirt

The context of your academic success is a significant factor in determining your overall competitiveness as an applicant. The top applicants take the most rigorous curriculum available at their high schools. Furthermore, by achieving high grades, they demonstrate their ability to thrive in Dartmouth’s challenging academic environment. Dartmouth embraces a holistic approach to the admission process and is committed to reviewing all aspects of your application. Keep in mind; it received 20,507 undergraduate applications for the class of 2019. Only 2,250 or 10.9% were offered admission and 91% were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average SAT score of 720 in critical reasoning, 725 in math, and an average ACT score of 32. Your essays are your opportunity to pull away from this extremely competitive applicant pool.

Top 2 Dartmouth Admissions Essays - Study Notes

Every school requires an application with the bare essentials - high school transcript and GPA, application form, and other core information. Many schools, as explained above, also require SAT and ACT scores, as well as letters of recommendation, application essays, and interviews. We'll cover the exact requirements of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth here.