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Application Are Up, But…
The College is crowing about the 9.8% increase in the number of applicants that it has received for the Class of 2022, Admissions: Undergraduate Applications Hit Five-Year High:
Dartmouth has received the largest number of undergraduate admissions applications in five years.
The 22,005 applications for admission to the Class of 2022 are an increase of 9.8 percent over last year and represent the fourth-largest applicant pool in Dartmouth’s history.
The strong rise in the overall applicant pool—which includes both early decision admission and the current round of regular decision admission—is the largest one-year increase in seven years. It follows an all-time high number of applications this year—2,270—for early decision admissions, a 13.5 percent increase over last year’s early decision applications.
Spin. Span. Spun. While it’s nice to see an increase, does the jump in numbers have anything to do with Dartmouth, or are applications up everywhere? (As we reported the other day, applications to NYU were up 12%, Bowdoin 25%, and Middlebury 13.8% — and it was recently announced that Brown is up 8% and Yale 7.3%.)
Saying that this year’s group represents the “fourth-largest applicant pool in Dartmouth’s history” is chest-thumping that has no justification. Look at where everyone else in the Ivy League stood last year:
All of the other Ivies have been setting all-time applications records year after year. Yet the College isn’t even back to to the level at which it stood six years ago.
Addendum: Does the Office of Communications think that nobody will notice this kind of sleight of hand? And that we won’t be offended?
Addendum: We’ll look at the other Ivies’ progress when they have all reported their results.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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